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Relocate your team to this green island with an average yearly temperature of 20°C / 68°F.

Work productively in this beautiful location, and then take breaks to hike in subtropical rainforests or for whale watching.

What Will You Get?

Workspace

Surf Office Madiera - Workspace

 Desks, chairs & meeting room
 Wi-Fi internet
Projector, flip charts, etc.

Accommodation

Surf Office Madeira - Accommodation

 Private apartments
Each with kitchen and bathroom
 Central location

Facilitation

Hiking in Madeira, Portugal

Team building activities
Transportation
Concierge service in your Slack

Welcome to Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese island with a unique, distinctive, always-green and hilly landscape.

You’ll be surrounded by rainforests and exotic fruits, but still find yourself based in the European Union.

Madeira - Ponta de São Lourenço
Funchal, Madeira - Woods
Funchal, Madeira - Woods

Madeira is famous for its hiking, suited to all levels of hikers, as well as numerous other team building activities on offer, such as canyoning, coasteering, and whale & dolphin watching.

Or, you can just enjoy the great weather and amazing land & ocean views with local Madeira wine.

Funchal, Madeira - Hills

You will be based in the capital town of Funchal which has all the infrastructure you could possibly need with restaurants, bars, and stores.

 

Funchal, Madeira - Capital City
Funchal, Madiera - Stairs

Funchal, Madeira - House

Funchal, Madeira - Mercado de Lavradores

Funchal, Madeira - Ocean View

Igor, Director of Product Engineering at Upwork
“The place was great! The whole setup was very inviting. Overall, recommended to anyone looking for a great work/play type of a get-together.”

Igor, Director of Product Engineering at Upwork

Ariane, Account manager for UK at Stripe

“Thanks for having us @surfoffice ! We had a fantastic time.”

Ariane, Account manager for UK at Stripe

Joe Roberts, CTO at Airbrake
“The little things you did made a big difference; helping us to find and book activities, meeting us on arrival, giving us tips and advice in Slack, providing mobile WiFi, etc.”

Joe Roberts, CTO at Airbrake

Caroline, Team Lead at WordPress
“My team had a great experience at the Surf Office. The wi-fi was super fast, reliable, and the location was perfect for exploring the city. Definitely recommend SO to groups traveling for business or pleasure!”

Caroline, Team Lead at WordPress

Let us help you to facilitate your next offsite

The New York Times
“Facilities like Surf Office offer the benefits of an office environment while also providing a place to sleep, have fun and interact with colleagues.”

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

FAQ

👥 How many people can you host?

Madeira is perfect for a smaller team, and we have the capacity for up to 12 people at the moment.

🏄🏽 Do we have to surf at “Surf Office”?

Surfing is not the main reason why companies come to Madeira. The most popular team building activities are hiking and whale watching.

🐎 Is the internet fast?

Yes, it is. You can count on stable and fast internet.

Surf Office Madeira - Internet Speed Test

💡 Can you help us to facilitate the whole retreat?

With the infrastructure (accommodation & workspace) and practical organisation (transport, catering, reservations in restaurants, booking activities and trips, etc) you can leave everything to us. If you struggle with organising the content of the retreat (goals, structure, schedule, hackathons, etc.) we can help using our extensive first-hand experience from hosting dozens of company retreats.

🎲 What type of team building activities can we do in Madeira?

There are so many things to do, from half day trips to São Lourenço or Santana to just exploring the city of Funchal itself. The majority of teams prefer hiking, whale watching, canyoning, and coasteering. However, you might be surprised to learn that one of the best team building activities is to simply cook a dinner together!

💻 What type of work environment can we expect?

A comfortable workspace for a whole team, fast internet, a meeting area with a projector, flipcharts, thousands of post-it notes, and everything you need for productive brainstorming.