Amar is all about surfing and the relaxed lifestyle by the ocean. It’s a home for surfers and travellers alike to enjoy the chilled surf atmosphere. We are perfectly located in the center of the charming fishing village, Ericeira, and in the middle of a 6km stretch of world-class surf breaks. You will find the closest beaches and breaks only a short walk away.
You will live in our fully renovated traditional Portuguese surf villa from 1933 with a design concept combining modern simplicity with the fresh ocean breeze.
We do everything to make you feel at home here at Amar. We love to see our guests wandering around barefoot, sharing meals and stories in the garden, chilling on the sun deck or enjoying a drink at the lounge bar while watching the sunset. Step outside to find restaurants, lively bars, shopping and beaches just around the corner.
Ericeira was the first European surf destination to be awarded the World Surfing Reserve title in 2011. The award is a celebration of Ericeira’s beautiful beaches that include some of the best surf spots in the world. So it is no accident that people travel from all over the world to ride our waves.
Apart from being a relaxed surf town this old fisherman’s village is known for it’s picturesque Portuguese charm, beautiful scenery, vibrant nightlife and cosy restaurants. Staying at Amar you will have all the town can offer at your doorstep.
Ericeira is very close to Lisbon and Sintra as well as many other spots worth visiting if you fancy a change of scenery. We are happy to advise you on how to make the most out of your vacation.
Holidays are generally short and even when they aren’t they feel short. That’s why we don’t want you to waste your time. We have activities nearly every day which can vary along the year.
Typically you will be welcome to join a relaxing and recharging yoga session, a typical portuguese barbecue in the evening, trips to the UNESCO world heritage hill of Sintra, sunset massage sessions in the garden or watch how good you are doing in surfing in our friday surf session photo slide show.
Ericeira is a small town. Most of the best surf spots and the nicest beaches are within a 3 km radius from Amar. In case you don’t have your own means of transportation we offer scooter and bike rentals; both can be equipped with board racks so you can carry your surfboard and explore the surroundings easily on your own.
It is easy to reach Amar from Lisbon International Airport, no matter if you have your own car, take the bus or would like us to arrange a transfer.
By car the drive is around 45 minutes. Most car rentals either have offices at the airport or will pick you up on arrival. If it’s your first time visiting we recommend taking the A8 and A21 motorways.
By bus you can either take a taxi or the metro from the airport to Lisbon’s Campo Grande bus terminal. From Campo Grande there are direct buses to Ericeira leaving throughout the day. Try to catch one of the “fast buses” with fewer stops: the buses that stop in every village will take up to twice as long to get to Ericera. You can get updated schedules here www.mafrense.pt
Exit the bus at the last stop before the Ericeira bus terminal and you will see Amar right in front of the bus stop. If you miss it and get off at the bus terminal, just exit the terminal, turn left and walk back 400m and we will be welcoming you.
Amar also offers a transfer service from the airport straight to Ericeira. Just remember to pre-book your transfer in advance if you wish to be picked-up. (check our rates here).