WindtownHotel in Cumbuco
Discover Martinhal Beach Resort and experience a place where sparkling blue waters blend seamlessly with the sand and sky. This luxury resort offers guests an unforgettable escape. Let your imagination and sense of adventure wander.
The Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is at the beachfront of Martinhal Beach and on a Natural Park. You can make use of 5 swimmings pool (4 are heated), 5 bars, 3 restaurants, a gourmet shop, leisure & sports club, the beach access gate…
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel offers you a wide variety of accommodation right on the beach in this child-friendly hotel, all furnished to the highest standards.
Hotel Martinhal has 38 rooms including two duplex Beach Suites, all with private balconies or terraces that offer you impressive ocean views. Terrace Rooms at Hotel Martinhal are situated within the main building and surrounded by private gardens. The Beach Rooms in separate buildings are particularly suited for families seeking a peaceful retreat in style and comfort.
The interiors of natural materials like timber, cork, and wicker to furnish the rooms lend the accommodation a minimalist, organic quality and feel that is as appealing as it is innovative. Likewise, the muted pastel tones used to decorate the interior create a wonderfully mellow atmosphere that is easy on the mind and soul.
The 132 Martinhal Village Houses have 2 or 3 bedrooms on the ground floor of which 1 en-suite with shower and 1 bathroom with tub. On the first floor, you can enjoy the living room, designer kitchen, and balcony with full or partial sea view, plus outside furniture including a sofa and fat boy. Village Houses benefit from a daily maid service and guests can if they wish pre-order meals from our home delivery service.
The Finisterra Spa has carefully designed massages and treatments available that honor the Sagres region and pays tribute to its role in Portuguese maritime history and seafaring culture. The Rapozinhos Children’s Club gives parents some free time.
The resort has 2 spacious air-conditioned meeting and function rooms located in separate buildings overlooking the Village Square, named “Navegador” and “Farol” with 120/136m2 stylish equipped, audio-visual technology, wireless internet and a range of auxiliary equipment for memorable meetings /events or weddings.
+351 282 240 200
The Algarve is the southwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula and is an intoxicating mix of Atlantic and Mediterranean influences. It was the last major European surf region to be explored and although it doesn’t contain the classic reefs of central Portugal, the potential for good, uncrowded waves is high. The countryside is a gently undulating mesh of forests and small fields, leading down to an undeveloped coastline of high cliffs and long empty beaches scattered with rocks. The small, lively town of Sagres is well located to take advantage of the wide swell window of Cape St-Vincent, where the west and south coasts meet.
The Algarve has been every foreigner’s favorite slice of Portugal for decades now and surfers are no exception. It might lack some of the wave quality of Peniche and Ericeira but the laid-back country vibe more than makes up for that, attracting ever increasing numbers of foreign surfers escaping from the icy winters of northern Europe. Being on the corner of the Iberian Peninsula means the Algarve has the widest swell window in the country and regular offshores on the south coast. SE wind swells can get these usually flat beaches pumping, while big winter nor’westers will wrap into the coves beyond Sagres. The Algarve is a year-round destination but autumn through to spring is really the peak period because the summer can be stinking hot and with long flat spells. Winter can still be warm enough for t-shirts and the water is the warmest in Portugal.
When to Go
Consistency is the word to best describe southern Portugal’s surf. The same can not be said for the winds around Cape St Vincent which are notoriously unpredictable and treated with suspicion by the local sailing fraternity. Strange swirling gusts and onshores when the weather map says offshore are known to happen, but on the whole, the Algarve area follows the general summer “nortada” and winter SW storm winds followed by NE to SE offshores. When the winter offshores do blow, they blow hard and make blind take-offs a regular occurrence. The S wind or “levant” as it is called in the Mediterranean is prone to disappear as quickly as it arrived, and the swells produced are very fleeting. Average wintertime swells on the west coast are around 8-10ft, with 12-15ft maximums, whilst summer rarely goes flat and regularly gets up to double overhead. The south coast offers perfect shelter with offshore winds and a filtered swell although it is usually flat in summer. The “Nortada” is the dominant wind coming from the N-NW; it usually blows from April to September making a mess of most surf spots at this time. Tides vary from 4-12ft.