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Our Story

.  surf  .  salt  .  stay .

.  a  surfers  paradise  .

At the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean, situated in Vale da Telha, Aljezur, at the south west coast of Portugal and in a nature reserve, you find surfers paradise: Birds of Paradise.


Fully renovated in 2021 with respect for it’s natural surroundings, this boutique surf lodge is an inspiring, conscious, vibrant, family friendly and easy-going space to rebalance, enjoy nature, (learn to) surf and have fun. 

Birds of Paradise offers 7-day stays, including a delicious and healthy breakfast. In addition surf lessons (for all levels), on-site nanny services, dinner nights, bikes, yoga classes, massages can be booked. Expect phenomenal days spent in the ocean improving surf skills, flowing into a massage or yoga class, chilling at the heated salt water pool and enjoying an organised dinner in the garden or at the rooftop terrace with other guests.

Birds of Paradise is the ideal place for adventurous spirits (big and small ones)

to surf and stay, surrounded by breath taking sceneries. 

At Birds of Paradise we care about your well-being and the environment.

As big ocean lovers, we would like to let you experience the positive effects of the sea on your physical, mental and emotional health. Spending time around the ocean, and particularly when surfing,  can improve mood levels and genuinely make you feel more alive. We feel energised and relaxed at the same time as our body delights in its natural environment. Being around water gives the brain and the senses a rest from overstimulation and stress levels will drop. Then there is the physical sensation after a surf session: feeling calm, at ease and happy.


We simply love to put that dream vacation together for You!

The solar run lodge is a gorgeous and welcoming ‘surf, nature and coastal inspired’ space.

The six stylishly designed rooms have en-suite bathrooms, private terraces and balconies. In the garden you find a salt water pool, with day beds,  playground, yoga deck, outside kitchen including wood fired pizza oven, shaded rooftop terrace  and several seating areas.

Its communal living room invites you to hang around and get to know other guests. In case you feel like cooking your own meal, you can make use of the fully equipped kitchen. Quality facilities are combined with bespoke style and design throughout the lodge. 

Birds of Paradise is perfect for couples, families, friends sharing a room

and solo travellers wanting a little extra space.


There is something here for everybody in and around this carefree, beautiful and yet somewhat adventurous place. Surfing here  will introduce you to some of the best beginner, intermediate and advanced waves in Europe depending on the season.

And of course, there is also more than enough time to hang out at the pool or at one of the many beautiful beaches, just a five minutes drive away.

style & quality

Each or our six rooms is unique, bright, beautiful and designed with simple luxuries, carefully chosen decor, with a laid-back surf and beach holiday in mind.  All of the rooms have an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace or balcony.

laid-back & happy days

Our maximum capacity of 12 adults will secure a peaceful and yet vibrant holiday atmosphere. There is privacy when you want it and lots of space to socialise.

family friendly

We also offer nanny services so parents can enjoy some much needed "me" or "we time"; relax and enjoy surfing, cycling, hiking or a dinner outside of the lodge, as the smallest guests are taken care of by experienced nannies.