peniche

UCPA Peniche

Instead of having a purpose built UCPA centre, in Peniche UCPA used the Hotel Atlantis. The hotel is a 15 minute walk away from the beach and bars in the area. It's central location makes it a great starting point for several places of interest, such as the beautiful surrounding beaches, the Berlengas Archipelago, the Medieval Village of Óbidos or the City of Nazaré.​

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

You will eat between 2 or 3 restaurants during the week, not always at the hotel, giving you the chance to experience different Portuguese cusine delights around the city. This is included in your holiday cost. 

Please inform us of any dietary requirements beforehand (e.g. allergies).

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 neccesarily be sharing with others and may have your own room (please check rooming above). 
  • All meals are included, but they are not neccesarily 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 activites.

These amazing products give you the opportunity to take on new sports on improve on current skills in fantastic destinations. It's all about getting to know the local areas and culture.  

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

    • One click and you’ve booked everything. No searching around for lessons, ski-hire etc. And the best thing is you can keep adding people to your group.
      Anna R
    • The kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
      Elliot B
    • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
      Asim A
    • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
      Richard J
    • 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
    • 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 UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
      Ron H
    • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
      Peter E