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“Not only was the working environment on this retreat better than our previous retreats, but a less stressful situation also allowed us to have a lot of fun together as well.”

Lennart Brandt, Designer at Elbstack

“In Lisbon, we went all sailing and e-biking through the city. In one week we try to get all the camaraderie you’d get in one year.”

Mary Hartberg, Director of People Operations at Close.io

“We have a lot of European customers and contributors, community members, employees and wanted a central place to meet.”

Corey Hulen, Co-founder at Mattermost

“This event was just: Revolutionary. Top. Wild. Engaging. Inspirational. Great. Amazing.”

Various employees at EVBox

“The fact that we have the whole coworking space all set up for us with projectors, table, computer screens, everything was very useful.”

Ariane Gras, Partner Program Manager at Stripe

“A few days like these force you to go outside your comfort zone and to forget that it actually works. Yourself at home and yourself in the office is the same person.”

Gregory Blondeau, CEO at Proxyclick

“Surf Office seamlessly delivered all the essentials of a co-work and co-live experience for my company’s first ever retreat.”

Elise Darmanin, CEO at Canupy

“The Surf Office was the perfect place to set up camp for our event, away from the touristy crowds but close to trendy restaurants.”

Michelle Ardiel, Director of Operations at Flytographer

“We had a group of 10 people for two weeks and it was hugely productive to have a nice, clean, private space with fast internet and all the amenities.”

Clayton Gran, Founder at SellerCrowd

Case studies

A 5-day retreat in Lisbon captured into one epic video

Their goal is to compress a year’s worth of socializing within one week. For their Lisbon retreat, they spent a lot of time eating together, as well as taking part in group activities such as sailing and bike tours through the city.

Mattermost’s innovative design retreat comes together in Lisbon

Learn more about Mattermost’s hackathon process and all of the great innovation that came out of their retreat.

Stripe’s team building escape from their UK office to sunny Lisbon

The small team of 11 employees meant that they could have five solid days of working hard together, as well as taking part in plenty of team building activities, including an insights workshop.

ProxyClick takes their team remote for three beautiful days of team building in Lisbon

Recently, Proxyclick, a visitor management software start-up from Brussels brought their team of 20 to the sunny streets of Lisbon for three days of team-building, fun and collaboration.

A jam-packed & successful retreat with a big announcement at the end!

Talent.io are a developer sourcing business, helping to bring the brightest developers and best businesses in tech together. They have teams based all around Europe, but flew everyone to come and stay with us for two days in Lisbon.

Annual retreat for 100 people which ended up with one epic dinner in an old historic palace

For their retreat in 2017, EVBox took half of their team (100 people) to Lisbon for a healthy mix of group and one-to-one activities, such as group city tours and plenty of meals with the team.

Our food expert in Lisbon

Zara Quiroga

Zara Quiroga is a Professional Eater. In between meals she does Travel & Food Writing, curates unique food experiences that showcase the best of Portuguese food, and works in Digital Marketing with F&B businesses. She’s also the author of “Lisbon in 100 Bites – The Ultimate Lisbon Food Guide” and she’s eager to know how many of those 100 bites you’re going to much on while in Portugal!


Our recommendations for restaurants come from a global network of experts. They share their insider knowledge of the places they live in and visit, and based on your unique preferences, we will give your tailored recommendation during the retreat planning.

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Our closest location 

Ericeira (30 km)

Closest airport

Lisbon (LIS)

Currency

Euro

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Forbes
“Mixing surf and socialization creates a better balance in working together and getting things done.”

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