UCPA Tibau do Sul

Rather than a standard UCPA centre all courses in Tibau Do Sul are based at the Sossego Surfcamp. Located 80km south of Natal this camp allows those looking for a more tropical vibe whilst enjoying the coastline to feel right at home. The surf camp is located on the edge of Tibau Do Sul village. It covers approx 4000m2 including a pool, on site restaurant and bar. Located in Rio Grande de Norde it receives swells from the North-East, East and South-East, resulting in the perfect surf spot all year round.


  • Multishare rooms are 3-4 person rooms
  • Fans in each room.
  • Bathroom facilities are en-suite
  • Each apartment has a veranda with hammocks.
  • Possibility to stay for two weeks
  • Private twin rooms or singles can be booked on request. Simply ask a member of the team for more information.


All meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the accommodation Sossego Surf Camp. Meals are buffet style with international and local options. Most meals have fruits, vegetables, meat and fish options.

Difference to 'standard' UCPA trips

UCPA Planete, worldwide resorts, is a product that has been created by UCPA, but as they are not hosted in UCPA specific centres so they can be very different.

  • Trips are usually hosted by a hotel, so you will not necessarily be sharing with others and may have your own room (please check rooming above). 
  • All meals are included, but they are not necessarily buffet style within the hotel, they may be at other restaurants around the resorts. A great opportunity to soak in evening atmosphere and try different cuisines!
  • There may be non-UCPA clients in the hotel that you are staying in. UCPA will have a select number of rooms within the hotel. 
  • As these are new products to us, we do not have as many UK clients travelling to these destinations yet, but they have been running for a few years now and starting to gain popularity very quickly amongst UCPA fans. This may however mean that there are not as many English speaking travellers in these destinations, but as always, basic English is required of staff and instructors. 
  • Hotel dependent, but UCPA do not always provide evening entertainment so this may be down to you and your course group to arrange your evening activities.


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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