Olá Onda Guesthouse is located up on a hill on the northern side of the city Ericeira, in a quiet area. The beautiful beach and surf spot Matadouro is only 10 minutes walking, and the famous beach of Ribeira D’ilhas is 2 kilometers to the north. The guesthouse has 5 rooms for 2 to 3 people. All rooms all have a private bathroom, and some have a private balcony with sea view. There is a common area where breakfast is served and where you can grab a drink from the fridge. Our villa is surrounded by a big garden with terraces to lounge on, and a swimmingpool where you can enjoy the sea view and relax all day long. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!
Some call it the most important meal of the day. That’s why we take breakfast very serious and it’s included in the price of the room. All days there will be fruit juice, coffee, tea, granola, yogurt, milk, fresh fruit, Portuguese bread, cheese, jam, Nutella, butter and eggs.
If you have any allergies or follow a special diet please let us know beforehand, and we will do our best to meet your breakfast needs.
Narrow streets with cobblehead stones, tiny blue and white houses and on every corner you’ll find some local fishermen or charming old ladies. Ericeira is a typically Portuguese fisherman’s village on the Atlantic coast, turned into a real surfers village over the last decade. Being the first World Surf Reserve in Europe, it has a magical draw to surfers from all over the world. It’s the perfect place to learn how to surf, because there are so many different beaches and not a day goes by that there aren’t any waves. Even if you don’t surf you’ll like Ericeira because of the atmosphere, the sunsets, the colors, the beaches, the seafood and the wines. Read more about Ericeira’s history, food, weather and surfing possibilities in our blog.
Ericeira is the perfect place for your surf holiday. It’s the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe, since October 2011. This means that part of the coastal area and the waves in and around Ericeira is officially a protected area. The World Surfing Reserves (WSR) represent a commitment to identify and preserve our planet’s most extraordinary surfing areas and the habitats around them. Read more about Ericeira as a World Surfing Reserve in our blog.
So what makes the Ericeira coastline so special? It’s quite unique; there is a very high density of high quality waves in only a couple of kilometers. You’ll find gentle waves that break on sand for beginners as well as extreme reefbreaks for experienced surfers. We’ve put all information about the surfspots in and around in Ericiera together in our Ericeira Surf Spot Guide.
We would be happy to pick you up from the airport. Let us know beforehand and we will be there when you land. No stress, no waiting, just sit and relax.
Costs per person: 1 person €50,- | 2 persons €25,- | 3 or more €20,-
NOTE: transfers between 21.00 and 9.00 will be charged 50% extra.
Renting a car is a good idea when coming to Ericeira. You will be free to go wherever and whenever you want. If you are looking for a reliable car rental, check out our partner. It’s a 30 minute drive if you take the A1 Norte and then the A8 Oeste.
For those on a budget and ready for some adventure, the bus will take you to Ericeira as well. At the airport you need to take the metro (first red and then the green line) to the Campo Grande busstation, or you can take a taxi (costs about €6). Campo Grande is where the bus will leave to to Ericeira. Take a look at their timetable. From the bus you can walk to Olá Onda guest house (10 minutes), or we can pick you up.
What's the weather like in Ericeira?
Sunny of course! Well, most of the time, because it can be a bit cloudy/misty as well. The weather in Ericeira is pretty unpredictable because of the cold Atlantic Ocean. The best time to travel to Ericeira are the months April to October. The warmest months are June to September, with an average temperature of 25 degrees. It hardly ever gets over 30 degrees, because there’s always a sea breeze. Don’t forget to bring a warm sweater for the cool evenings.
and the sea temperature?
With an average of 17 degrees, the sea temperature in Ericeira is pretty low compared to other southern European locations. A cold water stream runs through the Atlantic ocean and hits Portugal right at the coast of Ericeira. The ocean is warmest in September and October, when temperatures can reach 19-20 degrees. If you want to go surfing you’ll need to bring or rent a wetsuit. In autumn a 3.2 or 4.3 millimeter is warm enough, spring and early summer a 4.3 millimeter and in the winter months you will be kept warm only by a 5.4 millimeter suit. Some also prefer booties.
Ericeira Beach Bus
From Matadouro beach, 10 minutes walking from Olá Onda, you can catch the surfbus. Kind of like a skibus, this ‘Ericeira Beach Bus’ runs all days in summer from Ribeira d’Ilhas to Foz do Lizandro. You can hop on and hop off for only €1. All famous surfspots of Ericeira are within a couple of kilometers, so even if you don’t have a car, you can still go and surf, swim or sunbath anywhere you want.
We are Darcie Paardekooper and Jasper Kooring and very happy to welcome you to Olá Onda! We bought the house in October 2016 and renovated it completely, to start a high quality guesthouse for people looking to have a nice holiday in Ericeira. After ten months of breaking down walls, building new ones, painting, gardening and what not, we turned it into the guesthouse we hoped it would be.
Darcie: “Sharing my passion for Portugal and surfing with other people is something I’ve been wanting to make my job for a long time. With a Portuguese mother and a Dutch father, I grew up spending almost all my holidays in Portugal. I know the Ericeira area very well, so I’m familiar with all the famous hotspots as well as where you need to go to avoid the beaten path. I love the climate, the waves, the beaches, the food (especially the pastries), the colors, the plants, the cities and the people here.”
Jasper: “My favorite thing to do is going on outdoor adventures and show people a good time. After working in Austria, Spain and Dubai, I decided Portugal would be my next office. The waves are great, the sun always shines and people are nice. I want to make sure all guests at Olá Onda experience Portugal in the best way possible and get to love it like I do.”