Portugal is a dream spot for those looking for adventure holidays in Europe. FeelViana Sport Hotel located in the North of Portugal’s gem, Viana do Castelo, overlooks the Cabedelo beach pinewood. FeelViana is a sustainable four star superior hotel, all made from wood and perfectly framed in the surrounding landscape.

Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Wakeboarding, Wakesurfing and Biking are all part of your day to day at FeelViana. They are at the heart of this Hotel.

Several outdoor activities and lessons for all levels and ages are available, by sea, river, land, on the ground or blowing in the wind. These experiences are available for both hotel guests and non-resident guests. They also provide a variety of camps for all sports enthusiasts all year round: check out the special offers.

THE LOWDOWN

Viana do Castelo is the perfect spot for everyone who wants to disconnect with nature and sports. It is a charming village, surround by nature, with great gastronomy and good wines. Its strong ties with river and sea have turned Viana do Castelo into a nautical city with a huge natural, cultural and archaeological heritage. If you’re a wingfoiler, Viana do Castelo, in particular the Cabedelo Beach is the perfect option. Great weather, great wind conditions, approximately three hours’ flight time from most of Europe, a whole lot of culture and many other activities to enjoy at FeelViana.

FOILING SET UP

The Cabedelo Beach has extraordinary natural features for foiling that make it the perfect spot for all levels of rider. The beach has three distinct areas: one, by the pier, more protected and with flat water; another, in front of the FeelViana Water Center, with side shore wind and finally, south from the bay, a third area with on shore wind.

Cabedelo Beach is also home to Portugal’s largest Water Center. This beach structure is the go-to spot for all riders because of its unique conditions and the quality and variety of the equipment available for rental. This is also the reason why it is the perfect spot for those looking to improve their kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing or SUP skills. Why? Because you will have a safe experience and the help of experienced, certified instructors.

WHEN IS BEST TO GO?

The wind season is from end April until end September, with consistent wind that benefits from a thermal effect that considerably increases its velocity compared with the forecasts. Wind usually starts at midday and blows until sunset with a northwest direction, 16 to 35 knots speed. From April to September the average speed between 12pm and 6pm is 25 knots.

NO WIND?

If there is little wind, it is the ideal time to enjoy the Cable Park or do one of our mountain or road bike routes. We have designed numerous routes that adapt to all tastes and physical fitness and that will allow you to enjoy the wonderful natural environment that surrounds the spot. Although, and if you cannot live out of the water, perhaps you can try a surf course at the school for even more water-based fun! Besides the sports activities, there are also moments of pure relaxation at the SPA and yoga and Pilates classes.

Getting There

Porto airport is 40 minutes away, then take a transfer.

Gear Options

Bring a 3.5, 4.2, and 5m to cover a broad range of wind conditions and rider preferences.

Which Wetsuit?

You always need a wetsuit to practice water sports at Cabedelo Beach. In the summer for the wetsuit ideal is 4/3 and in the winter you can use 4/3 or 5/3.

Beer

2.5€ but try our great cocktails and local drinks.

Typical Dinner

Fresh fish, pork, “Sarrabulho” rice, octopus rice, Portuguese fish stew…

Late Night

In the summer we have singers or bands at dinner time and at our beach bar in the afternoon, and we also have a pool bar with a large and varied menu.