Sitting just off the coast of Peniche, Portugal, Bukubaki Eco Surf Resort touts its proximity to a number of world-class waves. Bukubaki’s philosophy also goes beyond surfing to include mountain biking, skateboarding, and hiking, as well as yoga and meditation. As the name suggests, Bukubaki is an eco-resort that promotes sustainability and environmental awareness.
There are a variety of accommodations to choose from. Their treehouse stilt houses tap into the inner child if their guests. There’s also their Canadian Rooms, which are essentially canvas glamping tents that give you the vibe of camping while at the same time offering most of the amenities one might need to stay comfortable. The other option is their Sharing Villas, which are more suited to the social traveler. Bunk beds and shared living spaces allow interaction with other guests.
The resort includes wi-fi and free breakfast for some of the accommodations. Among its more notable and unique features is its skating bowl. This allows skateboarders to get their fill whenever the waves are down.
Their onsite gastro bar offers a variety of food options featuring produce, seafood, and other locally sourced fares. Cocktails and beer are also available.
They offer packaged vacations that are centered around either surfing, skating, or yoga. The surf package is four days and three nights and comes with free breakfast and daily surf lessons. The yoga package follows a similar program, with yoga classes taking the place of surf lessons. The skate packages also follow the same program.
Bukubaki’s offering of accommodations and on-site restaurant allows it to host events such as corporate gatherings and weddings. The resort is only an hour’s drive from the Humberto Delgado Airport, otherwise known as the Lisbon airport.
With a name that includes “Eco Surf Resort”, Bukubaki touts a variety of factors to back that up. This includes mandatory recycling, use of recycled materials in all of their structures, LED lights and sensors, locally sourced foods, 100% use of electric transportation, and a variety of other environmentally friendly methods.
There is no shortage of surf spots in the Peniche region. Supertubos is the standout, with the world-class barreling beach break regularly featured as a World Surf League competition site. Other standouts include Gigi, Prainha, Papoa, Bananas, and Cantinho de Bahia. Just be aware that localism is a thing in Peniche and be sure to be respectful wherever it is you decide to surf.