One of the top places to head to catch some waves, as well as pick up some surfing lessons if you are new to the sport, is in the town of Sagres.
The town is built on a headland that sticks out through the Atlantic Ocean, meaning that one side of the coast is home to sheltered beaches with calmer and more relaxing waves.
You can fly into Faro from most British airports, and if you catch it at the right time you can get return flights for as little as £50.
How to get to Sagres
The ideal time to come to experience the best waves would be in the slightly colder months of autumn (September-November) and spring (March- June).
When is the best time to visit Sagres?
Casa Azul is the best place to come if you are looking for something more private and/or tend to shy away from hostel life.
Where to stay in Sagres
Praia do Tonel - Due to its extremely consistent conditions, Tonel is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Sagres.