Pura Vida Beach Hostel

Pura Vida beach Hostel is in a beautiful location, directly on the Areia Branca Beach just 15km away from Peniche perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of town, yet still only a 200-meter walk from all the best restaurants and bars. From the second you walk in the door you’ll feel right at home, with a welcoming atmosphere and plenty of activities to choose from. Here you can have the ultimate surf experience in the nearest hostel by the beach, even if you are a slow walker it will only take you two minutes to get to the sea.

Here in Pura Vida we are very laidback and easy but very responsible when it comes to work. Our guest well being is or main priority so sometimes it can be demanding but we are a team and always work together.

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Staff & Host

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun

United States

This place is amazing, and I could not have asked for a better first experience with Worldpackers. The town is so cute, and everyone is so friendly! Pura Vida is walking distance from everything you need and right down the road from the one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Hugo is so friendly, welcoming and accommodating. He made this place feel like home as soon as I arrived! The work is pretty easy, and most days you will have the afternoons free to do whatever you want after you finish your tasks in the morning. Best place, best people -- I would recommend Pura Vida to anyone!

3 months ago


There simply aren't enough words to express how grateful I am to this whole experience. From the moment I first walked through the blue front door at Pura Vida, to my last day watching the stunning sunset at the cliff. I made friends for life, met people from all over the world, could surf for the first time... A life changing experience! I just can't recommend this place enough! Obrigada Hugo, for making it possible, for welcoming me so warmly and just for being who you are, you're AWESOME! Portugal and Praia da Areia Branca hold now a special place in my heart, and I hope to go back soon!

3 months ago


Ok so I don't really know how to describe this place because words can't even begin to describe Hugo and Pura Vida. I was only going to be here around 2 months but ended up staying 7. The area, the people, the location,,, like a children's dream. Aphrodite herself is jealous of the beauty this place offers.

5 months ago


I had the most amazing experience at Pura Vida!! It is such a beautiful place, the view from the cliff is incredible, the house is so nice and confortable that I've felt home these data! Hugo is so nice, and It hasn't felt like a job to me. I'd highly recommend It, If you enjoy Beach, surf and praxe, Pura Vida is the place to be! Hoping to get back soon!

about 1 year ago


I loved my experience at Pura Vida Beach Hostel. Hugo was very helpful and always made me feel at home. The town is very beautiful with stunning beaches, very relaxing and just an hour away from Lisbon . The tasks were easy and Hugo always respected my working hours. I truely enjoyed my time in Portugal and I would definitely recommend this place for beach and surf lovers. I hope to one day return and

about 1 year ago

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Contact with nature


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