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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 Areais de Santa Barbara, 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 – 2,5 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°49'8"N
Long. -25°32'33"S
Location

This beach has hosted the WQS Prime since 2010, is one of the most visited of São Miguel, is nearly 1 km long, and features several peaks, all of which are right- and left-handed A-frames (tubular). This beach showcases three distinct surf areas, the Tuká Tu Lá (east), the Middle of the Beach and the Cantinho (west).

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 19 - REF: 1A1S

Hotel Ponta Delgada 3*

Centrally located and only 6 km from the airport, Ponta Delgada is a modern hotel decorated with striking furnishings. It features an elevated indoor pool with panoramic terrace overlooking the town. Guests can visit the adjacent Santo Cristo Church and stroll in the narrow streets of the city centre. Alternatively, they can dip in the hot tub or relax in the on-site hammam and sauna. Air-conditioned rooms all open out on to a private balcony and are fitted with double-glazed windows. They all include a TV set with cable channels and en-suite bathrooms with shower and bathtub.

The Ponta Delgada's Baco Restaurant offers authentic cuisine from the Azores. The hotel's bar Portas da Cidade offers cocktails, and features folk music and dancing at the weekends. Free internet is available in public areas. Hotel Rooms: 98

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

5kms

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

0,9kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

Hotel Ponta Delgada
Hotel Ponta Delgada
OPTION 18 - REF: 1A1R

Hotel Camões 4*

Decorated in a colonial style with wooden floors and furniture, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms in Ponta Delgada's historic centre. There is a restaurant and a bar that overlooks the inner patio. Including free wired Internet, all rooms and suites at Hotel Camões are spacious and come with cable TV and a telephone. Each room has a modern, private bathroom. Continental breakfast is available each morning in the restaurant, which serves traditional meals from the island of São Miguel. Light dishes are available at the snack bar. The 24-hour reception staff provides car rentals and babysitting services. They can also take care of laundry requests.

The hotel is situated 350 m from the Carlos Machado Museum and 100 m form the beach promenade with its fish taverns. Ponta Delgada Airport is 4 km away. Hotel Rooms: 40

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

8kms

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

2kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

Hotel Camões
Hotel Camões
OPTION 16 - REF: 1A1P

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa 5*

Located in Fenais da Luz, 10 km from Ponta Delgada, Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The resort has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Certain rooms include views of the sea or mountains. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

You can play tennis and billiards at this resort, and bike hire is available. The resort also offers car hire.

Hotel Rooms: 92

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

14kms

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

12kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

13kms

Pedras do Mar Resort
Pedras do Mar Resort
OPTION 15 - REF: 1A1O

Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota 4*

Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.

All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have wooden floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air-conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.

The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 50 m away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 3 km away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site. Hotel Rooms: 38

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

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

2kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota
Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota
OPTION 14 - REF: 1A1N

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort

Set in Ribeira Grande, 2.1 km from Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Estrelas, Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The resort has an outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units feature views of the mountains or garden. Rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Bike hire and car hire are available at this resort and the area is popular for golfing.

You can engage in various activities, such as diving and cycling. Hotel Rooms: 14

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

23kms

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

21kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

3kms

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort
Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort
OPTION 13 - REF: 1A1M

Pousada da Juventude de Ponta Delgada

Pousada de Juventude de Ponta Delgada offers a 24-hour reception and a free WiFi access, in São Miguel Island, Azores. This hostel is located in Ponta Delgada, less than 4 km from the airport. Accommodations are shared and offer access to communal bathroom facilities with shower. Each room includes individual lockers. A standard breakfast buffet is included, and guests can head to restaurants located within 1 km to taste local delicacies. Pousada de Juventude de Ponta Delgada provides a car rental service and a shuttle service, upon request and an extra charge. Shops can be found a few steps away, in Parque Atlântico shopping centre, located 400 m away.

Furnas de São Miguel, a hot spring area, is 45 km away from this hostel. Fogo Lagoon is 24 km and Sete Cidades Lagoon is a 30-minute drive from Pousada de Juventude de Ponta Delgada. Hostel: 24 rooms

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

5kms

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

0,9kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Pousada da Juventude de Ponta Delgada
Pousada da Juventude de Ponta Delgada
OPTION 01 - REF: CA1A

Aparthotel do Mirante 4*

Offering 2 outdoor pools that overlook the Atlantic, this hotel features a tennis court and air-conditioned accommodation. Ponta Delgada, the largest city of the Portuguese Azores archipelago, is 14 km away. With a modern décor, all studios and apartments at Aparthotel Do Mirante come with cable TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. The apartments also have a small balcony or veranda.

There is an on-site grocery store, and a summer pool bar at Do Mirante. Apart from a children’s pool, the larger pool offers enough space to swim a few laps. Afterwards, guests can read a book on a sun bed or relax in the lounge with its 150 channel TV.

The 24-hour reception staff can arrange car rentals so that guests can discover São Miguel’s villages. The João Paulo II Airport is situated 14 km away. Apartments/rooms: 29

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

22kms

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

20kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

18kms

Aparthotel do Mirante
Aparthotel do Mirante
OPTION 11 - REF: 1A1K

Furnas Boutique Hotel 4*

The 4-star Furnas Boutique Hotel - Thermal & Spa is located in São Miguel Island, in Vale das Furnas, site of the largest concentration of thermal waters in Europe. Tastefully decorated by an interior designer, the rooms feature a blend of modern and traditional influences in its décor. Each accommodation includes a flat-screen cable TV, a safety deposit box, telephone and free WiFi. Included are indoor and outdoor thermal swimming pools, a Thermal & Spa Centre with 10 treatment Rooms, floatbed, Shirodhara (massage with oils flow), Vichy Shower and Hydro Massage, Sauna, Hamam and a Fitness Centre. The Furnas Boutique Hotel’s 24-hour front desk staff will gladly aid guests in booking experiences such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, fishing, hiking and biking tours. Ribeira Quente Beach is 7 km away from the hotel. For golfing enthusiasts, the Furnas Golf Course is at a 4 km distance. Hotel Rooms: 55

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

49kms

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

47kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

29kms

Furnas Boutique Hotel
Furnas Boutique Hotel
OPTION 10 - REF: 1A1J

Aparthotel Barracuda

Offering a sun terrace, Aparthotel Barracuda is set in São Roque. Ponta Delgada is 3.3 km from the property. Free WiFi is available .

The accommodation features a dining area and seating area with a TV. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a hair dryer. Bed linen is featured.

Bike hire and car hire are available at the property and the area is popular for windsurfing. You can engage in various activities, such as diving, cycling and fishing.

Furnas is 28 km from Aparthotel Barracuda.

Apartments/rooms: 21

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

10kms

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

9kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

15kms

Aparthotel Barracuda
Aparthotel Barracuda
OPTION 01 - REF: CA1A

Residencial São Miguel 2*

Residencial São Miguel is located in the historical centre of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island of the Azores archipelago. The famous Sete Cidades Lagoon is 27 km away. Free WiFi is provided. Each room is equipped with heating, a cable TV, a telephone and a wardrobe. Guests have access to private bathrooms and a balcony with views for the city. Linen and towels are provided.

With a 24-hour reception, Residencial São Miguel serves a daily continental breakfast which is included in the rate. In the vicinity, guests will find plenty of eateries where it is possible to taste the local gastronomy. The hometown of the famous Furnas Stew is 46 km away.

Residencial São Miguel is 2.7 km from Joao Paulo II Airport, 700 m from Santuario Nossa Senhora da Esperanca and 800 m from Portas da Cidade. Hotel Rooms: 19

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

5kms

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

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Residencial São Miguel
Residencial São Miguel
OPTION 08 - REF: 1A1H

Hotel Matriz 3*

Hotel Matriz is located in Ponta Delgada's historical centre, São Miguel Island of the Azores archipelago. Free WiFi access is available is common areas. Each room here will provide guests with a cable TV and air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy city view from the room. Every morning a continental breakfast is served. Guests can visit the restaurants in the vicinity serving the local gastronomy. The famous Furnas Stew cooked with underground volcanic vapors is served at the town of Furnas 42 km to the East. Other facilities offered at the property

include meeting facilities, a shared lounge and luggage storage. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 2.6 km from Joao Paulo II Airport, 600 m from Portas da Cidade and 600 m from Santuario Nossa Senhora da Esperanca. The Sete Cidades Lagoon is 23 km from the property. Hotel Rooms: 30

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

5kms

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

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Hotel Matriz
Hotel Matriz
OPTION 07 - REF: 1A1G

Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada 3*

Situated in the historic centre of Ponta Delgado, Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada offers rooms with satellite TV. The University of the Azores is just steps away. All rooms at Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada have air conditioning, a work desk, and a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. The rooms feature a modern décor with wooden furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows.

To explore São Miguel Island, guests can rent a car or bicycle at the 24-hour reception. The hotel also offers a well-equipped business centre. Every morning, guests can enjoy a full buffet breakfast in Hotel Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada’s breakfast room. The bar offers a selection of refreshing drinks. The Infante Dom Henrique Avenue is about 400 m of the hotel. Its renowned seaside promenade offers an array of eateries and nightlife venues. Hotel Rooms: 46

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

5kms

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

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

22kms

Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada
Comfort Inn Ponta Delgada
OPTION 01 - REF: CA1A

Hotel Talisman 4*

Located in Ponta Delgada's historic centre, this charming hotel overlooks a beautiful park and boasts a rooftop pool. Modern facilities include a fitness centre and a solarium. Reflecting São Miguel’s rich past with its traditional interior, Hotel Talisman has a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a winter garden. Guests can also relax on the terrace or in the spacious flower garden. With its 2 large dining rooms and an outdoor area, the Palm Terrace Restaurant offers a broad variety of regional and international flavours. There is a poolside bar and sports pub for informal drinks. The Talisman’s air-conditioned rooms come with cable TV and minibars. Each unit is spacious and bright. Some feature separate living rooms. The hotel’s 24-hour staff can advise on Ponta Delgada’s attractions including local architectural treasures, such as palaces, churches and the Carlos Machado Museum, situated 600 m away. Hotel Rooms: 57

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

8kms

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

2kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

Hotel Talisman
Hotel Talisman
OPTION 01 - REF: CA1A

Hotel do Colégio 4*

Situated in a 19th-century building on São Miguel Island, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from the University of the Azores and the seaside Portas do Mar. It features a swimming pool and a sauna. Hotel Do Colégio guestrooms are spacious and decorated in a classic style. They have air conditioning and come equipped with a minibar and cable TV. The private bathrooms have a hairdryer.

In the morning, the hotel serves a buffet breakfast. The award-winning "A Colmeia" restaurant features a stone arched ceiling and serves a signature cuisine, made from locally grown ingredients. Guests can relax in the sauna and refresh themselves with a dive in the pool. The hotel also provides free Wi-Fi in public areas. Hotel Do Colégio is located in the historic centre of Ponta Delgada. The villages of Relva and Sao Roque are a 15-minute drive away. Free private parking is possible on site. Hotel Rooms: 55

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

5kms

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

1kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

20kms

Hotel do Colégio
Hotel do Colégio
OPTION 04 - REF: 1A1D

The Lince Azores Great Hotel 4*

Located one km from Ponta Delgada marina, The Lince Azores Great Hotel offers an outdoor pool set in a lush garden and a sauna. Featuring air-conditioned, mountain or sea-view rooms with free Wi-Fi. Each bright room is fitted with large windows. There is a seating area with armchairs, a flat-screen cable TV and a desk.The private bathroom comes with a bath, shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is served daily at Restaurant Lynx, with different types of eggs, cereals, bacon and breads. Guests can relax with a cocktail or order a light snack at Lynx Bar Lounge. The market place is just a 5 minutes' walk away on Mercado Street. Lince Azores’ surrounding area offers outdoor activities such as whale watching, biking activities and diving. There is also a fitness room and a hot tub. Lince Azores Great Hotel is less than 3 km from Praia das Milicias. Free private parking is possible on site. Hotel Rooms: 154

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

8kms

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

3kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

The Lince Azores Great Hotel
The Lince Azores Great Hotel
OPTION 03 - REF: 1A1C

VIP Executive Azores Hotel 4*

Vip Executive Azores features a restaurant with panoramic ocean views. The hotel is less than 1 km from Ponta Delgada Marina. All rooms are decorated with comfortable bedding and feature a TV and minibar in the seating area. Each one is air-conditioned and has a well-lit work desk. Guests can enjoy their meals in the restaurant followed by a drink at the bar. There are 13 meeting rooms available on site, as well as a beauty saloon with a hairdresser. Hotel Vip Executive Azores is 5 minutes’ drive from Ponta Delgada historic centre and offers private covered parking.

Ponta Delgada Airport is 10 minutes’ drive away.

Hotel Rooms: 229

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

7kms

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

5kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

VIP Executive Azores Hotel
VIP Executive Azores Hotel
OPTION 02 - REF: 1A1B

Açores Atlântico 4*

Located on the main ocean-front avenue of Ponta Delgada, Açores Atlântico offers classic rooms with balconies overlooking Delgada’s harbour and marina. It features an indoor pool, a sauna, free parking upon request, and free WiFi in all rooms and common areas. Hotel Açores Atlântico’s rooms are simply decorated with wooden furniture. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a TV, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet in the dining room, or in the privacy of their room. The hotel’s restaurant serves à la carte and buffet style local dishes. There is a seaport opposite the hotel which offers a modern marina, shops and gardens. The sauna is especially inviting after a day of meetings or sightseeing. Ponta Delgada Airport is 2 km away. The staff at the reception desk is available 24 hours a day and a car rental service is also available. Hotel Rooms: 140

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

6kms

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

2kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

19kms

Açores Atlântico
Açores Atlântico
OPTION 01 - REF: 1A1A

SÃO MIGUEL PARK HOTEL 4*

São Miguel Park Hotel is located near the center of Ponta Delgada in São Miguel Island, near the city’s Botanical Gardens. The rooms, ideal for families, are large, comfortable and fully equipped. And each room has a balcony where you can enjoy the panoramic view over the city and the south coastline of Ponta Delgada.

São Miguel Park Hotel has a warm décor and cozy ambiance in all its common areas of leisure.

You can benefit from the outstanding Health Club, complete with a fitness club, sauna, Jacuzzi, massage, indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Distance from
airport to this hotel:

4kms

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

0,9kms

Distance from event
location to this hotel:

25kms

SÃO MIGUEL PARK HOTEL
SÃO MIGUEL PARK 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.

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enquiry form
A. TEAM INFORMATION
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B. HOTEL RESERVATION
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Arrival Date:
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C. AIRPORT TRANSFERS
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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.
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Nº of surfing boards:
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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:
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