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Located on a hill on the north side of Ericeira

Olá Onda Guesthouse in Ericeira is located up on a hill on the northern side of town, in a quiet area. The beautiful beach and surf spot Matadouro is only 10 minutes walking. The famous beach of Ribeira D’ilhas is 2 kilometers to the north. Olá Onda consists of 2 parts: the bed & breakfast and the holiday home. The bed & breakfast 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 cool drink from the fridge.

Olá Onda Guesthouse is surrounded by a big garden with terraces to lounge on, and a swimming pool where you can enjoy the sea view and relax all day long. The holiday home is right in front of the bed & breakfast, sleeps 4 people and is completely private, you will only share the garden and swimming pool. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!

700 meter walk
to the beach

Close to the surf & sun

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The best way to start your day is with a nice breakfast, wouldn’t you agree? 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, (soy)milk, lemon water,  fresh fruit, Portuguese bread, cheese, jam, Nutella, butter and eggs. We can even make you a real cappuccino or oatmeal.

If you have any allergies or follow a special diet please let us know beforehand. We will do our best to meet your breakfast needs.

In case you are staying in the holiday home Casa Olá Onda, you can choose to join the breakfast buffet whenever you’d like. Costs are €10 per person, upon request.

10 minute walk to the city center of ericeira

A typical Portuguese fisherman’s village on the atlantic coast

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. There are so many different beaches in Ericeira 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, outdoor lifestyle, 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.


World Surfing Reserve

The first World Surfing Reserve in Europe

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.

drive from lisbon

Come here by car, pickup or bus

Pickup Service

We would be happy to arrange a pick up for you from Lisbon (airport) to Olá Onda. Depending on the time and day, prices range from €55 to €65. Ubers and taxi’s are also reliable between Lisbon and Ericeira, with Uber being the cheapest option, starting at €35.

By Car

Renting a car is a good idea when coming to Ericeira. You will be free to go wherever and whenever you want . It’s a 30 minute drive from Lisbon airport to Olá Onda if you take the A1 Norte, then the A8 Oeste and finally the A21 to Ericeira.
Find a car through our partner here.


By bus

For those on a budget and not in a hurry, the bus is the best option to get to Ericeira. At Lisbon airport you need to take the metro (first the red and then the green line) to the Campo Grande busstation, where the bus will leave to Ericeira. Here you’ll find the timetable. From the bus station in Ericeira you can walk to Olá Onda (12 minutes), or we can pick you up free of charge.

What's the weather like in Ericeira?

Sunny of course! Well, most of the time, because it can be a bit windy/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 foggy mornings and cool evenings. Read everything about the weather in Ericeira here.

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 Guesthouse, you can catch the Ericeira Beach Bus. This bus runs all days in summer from Ribeira d’Ilhas to Foz do Lizandro, between 9h and 20h. You can hop on and hop off for only €1. All famous surf spots 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.

About Us

The hosts of Olá Onda

We are Darcie and Jasper and very happy to welcome you to Olá Onda! We bought the property in 2016 and renovated it completely, to start a high quality guesthouse for people looking to have a nice holiday in Ericeira. After a big renovation, and lots of gardening, 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 the next place. 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.”