peniche

UCPA Hotel Atlantis

North of Lisbon, located on the Atlantic coast is a small fishing port, nestled in front of an old Portuguese fort: Peniche. Keeping its authentic charm, Peniche today attracts surfers from all around the globe thanks to it's famous waves and surf spots.

Rooms

  • Multishare rooms are 2 - 4 person rooms
  • Twin rooms are available for a small supplement (pay on arrival)
  • Bathroom facilities are shared between rooms

Dining

The food is served buffet style each day.Breakfast is yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee, tea or hot chocolate is taken French style - in a soup bowl!

Dinner is a 4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, choice of 3 or 4 main courses - most often including fish, cheese selection, fruit, dessert.

Any special dietary requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in. Generally vegetarians will find a wide enough choice within the buffet.

Entertainment

The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week. It's certainly not Butlins and there is no pressure to take part - all quite low key. Typical programs include stretching in the early evening, crepe making, quizzes, sketch evening, karaoke and some evenings a live band.

History

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors. It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

       
       
       
       
       
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Testimonials

    • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
      Asim A
    • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
      Elliot B
    • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
      Anna R
    • I wish I had discovered UCPA earlier. 
      Oliver P
    • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
      Peter E
    • The food provided was up to a very good standard for all meals with a soup starter available every dinner followed by two or three hot meal choices, a salad bar and a variety of tasty deserts and fruit.
      Richard J
    • I love the system at UCPA where you can go as a group of friends, but still spend a full day out with other people right at your own level. 
      Amelia S
    • UCPAs are like an upmarket hostel. However, they are always comfortable and if you want to meet people, the rooms of 4-6 are a great way of doing so. Even better is most of the UCPAs have some twin rooms...
      Anna R