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THE EVENT

We have coordinated special group room block at discounted rates just for the 2016 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship! We suggest that you reserve your accommodations with us as soon as possible to avoid availability disappointments.

We have prepared a list of carefully selected accommodation options for all levels of budgets for all teams travelling to the Azores, Portugal. The event organization has teamed up with specialized sports travel company Cosmos Active to provide all teams with the most professional local assistance during the 2016 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. Cosmos Active can help your group choosing the best accommodation unit within your budget while also being able to book airport transfers, transportation to and from event location and all of your meals arrangements. Cosmos Active is also a IATA member meaning can have access to group airfares around the world to all destinations. If you need assistance also booking your flights to and from Portugal do not hesitate in asking for a group airfare.

Vera Ferreira, Operations Manager of Cosmos Active, will be coordinating the logistics of this event and is the first point of contact for all enquiries for teams / groups looking to start preparing the trip to Portugal. Please email vera.ferreira@cosmos-viagens.pt for the required information using the enquiry forms available on this website.

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LOCATION

The 2016 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship will be held in the Azores Islands of Portugal. The competition will be held at Praia do Monte Verde, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island from September 17-25, bringing the competition back to Europe for the first time since 2008 when it was held in France.

Wave Type Beach Break
Tide Half tide, Filling
Type of seafloor Sand
Consistency *****
Best Size 0,5 – 2 m
Experience Beginners,
Intermediate,
Experienced
Quality ****
Access By Car
Best Swell NW – N - NE
Wind Direction S - SE
Wave Direction Left,
Right
Coordinates
Lat. 37°49'26"N
Long. -25°31'39"S
Location

Beach with a sandy seafloor, multiple peaks, and divided into four areas: rights at the swimming pool to the east, rights and lefts at the parking lot by the Mill, rights and lefts in the middle of the beach, lefts at Espinafres to the west. The three streams that flow into this beach influence the seafloor during the winter; strong flows (pushing the sand out) in conjunction with the constant waves (pushing the sand to the beach) form sand banks and high quality waves.

OPTION 17 - REF: 1A1Q

Hotel Azor 5*

In “Portas do Mar”, next to the Marina of Ponta Delgada, rises the new Azor Hotel. 1 km from Ponta Delgada city center and 6 km from the airport, 9 km from Pópulo Beach, 26 km from Lagoa do Fogo and 30 km from Lagoa das Sete Cidades. A modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Opening in June 2016 according to DHM design concept.

Azor Hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, lobby market, rooftop outdoor pool & bar, spa, gym and conference center.

Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures and local experiences. Hotel Rooms: 123

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

Distance from city center
(Ponta Delgada) to this hotel:

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Azor Hotel
Azor Hotel
OPTION 17 - REF: 1A1Q

Hotel 2

In “Portas do Mar”, next to the Marina of Ponta Delgada, rises the new Azor Hotel. 1 km from Ponta Delgada city center and 6 km from the airport, 9 km from Pópulo Beach, 26 km from Lagoa do Fogo and 30 km from Lagoa das Sete Cidades. A modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Opening in June 2016 according to DHM design concept.

Azor Hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, lobby market, rooftop outdoor pool & bar, spa, gym and conference center.

Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures and local experiences. Hotel Rooms: 123

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

Distance from city center
(Ponta Delgada) to this hotel:

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Azor Hotel
Azor Hotel
OPTION 17 - REF: 1A1Q

Hotel 3

In “Portas do Mar”, next to the Marina of Ponta Delgada, rises the new Azor Hotel. 1 km from Ponta Delgada city center and 6 km from the airport, 9 km from Pópulo Beach, 26 km from Lagoa do Fogo and 30 km from Lagoa das Sete Cidades. A modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Opening in June 2016 according to DHM design concept.

Azor Hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, lobby market, rooftop outdoor pool & bar, spa, gym and conference center.

Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures and local experiences. Hotel Rooms: 123

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

Distance from city center
(Ponta Delgada) to this hotel:

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Azor Hotel
Azor Hotel
OPTION 17 - REF: 1A1Q

Hotel 4

In “Portas do Mar”, next to the Marina of Ponta Delgada, rises the new Azor Hotel. 1 km from Ponta Delgada city center and 6 km from the airport, 9 km from Pópulo Beach, 26 km from Lagoa do Fogo and 30 km from Lagoa das Sete Cidades. A modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Opening in June 2016 according to DHM design concept.

Azor Hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, lobby market, rooftop outdoor pool & bar, spa, gym and conference center.

Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures and local experiences. Hotel Rooms: 123

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

Distance from city center
(Ponta Delgada) to this hotel:

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Azor Hotel
Azor Hotel
OPTION 17 - REF: 1A1Q

Hotel 5

In “Portas do Mar”, next to the Marina of Ponta Delgada, rises the new Azor Hotel. 1 km from Ponta Delgada city center and 6 km from the airport, 9 km from Pópulo Beach, 26 km from Lagoa do Fogo and 30 km from Lagoa das Sete Cidades. A modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Opening in June 2016 according to DHM design concept.

Azor Hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, lobby market, rooftop outdoor pool & bar, spa, gym and conference center.

Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures and local experiences. Hotel Rooms: 123

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

Distance from city center
(Ponta Delgada) to this hotel:

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Azor Hotel
Azor Hotel
OPTION 17 - REF: 1A1Q

Hotel 6

In “Portas do Mar”, next to the Marina of Ponta Delgada, rises the new Azor Hotel. 1 km from Ponta Delgada city center and 6 km from the airport, 9 km from Pópulo Beach, 26 km from Lagoa do Fogo and 30 km from Lagoa das Sete Cidades. A modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature. Opening in June 2016 according to DHM design concept.

Azor Hotel features 123 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, lobby market, rooftop outdoor pool & bar, spa, gym and conference center.

Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures and local experiences. Hotel Rooms: 123

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

Distance from city center
(Ponta Delgada) to this hotel:

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Azor Hotel
Azor Hotel
GETTING HERE

The best way to reach the Azores Islands is by plane. In addition to the increasing number of direct flights offered by companies such as TAP (Portuguese Official Airline) and SATA (Azorean Official Airline) from the main European cities, getting to the Azores has never been so easy: you just need to reach Lisbon or Porto to have frequent connections with the town of Ponta Delgada (Island of São Miguel).

Cosmos Active, the ISA WJSC 2016 official appointed logistics partner is a IATA member meaning can have access to our competitive group airfares to and from Portugal. If you need assistance also booking your flights to and from Portugal do not hesitate in asking for a group airfare when you submit your accommodation and travel enquiry.

THINGS TO DO

The Azores archipelago is renowned as an outdoor pursuits destination, where you can indulge in all sorts of exciting adventure tourism programs, anything from bicycle / MTB rides, big game fishing, birdwatching, canoeing / kayaking, golf, hiking, horse Rides, paragliding, scuba diving and yachting. But there's one activity synonymous with the Azores islands - whale-watching. Some 25 species of cetaceans can be found in the nutrient-rich waters of the Azores. The best time to see these majestic mammals is between April and September. High summer attracts the likes of the short-finned pilot whale and Sowerby's beaked whale. The graceful humpback whale is often observed, and if you're very fortunate, the mightiest animal on the planet may slip into view - the blue whale. Dolphins seen regularly are Risso's, bottlenose, Atlantic spotted, and striped, among others. A number of tour operators based in Ponta Delgada offer dolphin swimming programs as well as whale-watching excursions.

If you want to experience some of the lifetime group activities mentioned above you can ask for more information at the time of your booking with us.

CONTACT US
A. TEAM INFORMATION
Country:
Team Manager Name:
Tel:
Email:
B. HOTEL RESERVATION
Hotel Standard Required:
Hotel Refº (indicated in accommodations listing):
Arrival Date:
Departure Date:
Nº of Hotel Nights:
Nº Athletes:
Nº Staff:
Total Nº of the Team members (athletes + staff):
Nº of Rooms Required:
Doubles:
Singles:
C. AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Airport Transfer Required on Arrival and Departure (Yes/No)
If yes, please indicate the number of persons (athletes & staff) travelling
D. FLIGHTS RESERVATIONS / GROUP AIRFARES
If you need assistance from us booking your flights to and from Portugal please complete the information below so we can send you a group quote. Cosmos Active is a licensed travel agency and IATA member (Nº 64201421), we can provide and assist you with preferential group airfares on request. Hotel Standard Required:
Preferred Flight Departure Date:
Preferred Flight Return Date:
Preferred Home Airport:
Nº of surfing boards:
Estimated weight of surfing equipment:
Estimated length of surfing equipment:
E. RENT-A-CARS
If you need assistance from us booking your own car (2) or mini-vans for your own transportation within the Azores Island of São Miguel do not hesitate in asking us for a quote. Cosmos Active, the event official travel sgency has contracts and special deals with all the car dealers in the Islands of Azores and can easily assist you booking affordable and suitable transportation in Azores, Portugal. Starting Date for Car Rental:
End Date for Car Rental:
Preferred Type of Car (car, mini-van, people carrier, etc, please describe) :