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

    • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at dinner.
      Anna R
    • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
      Mark D
    • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
      Richard J
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
      Anna R
    • 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