With 253 sunny days a year, a creative environment and a great lifestyle, Lisbon is the perfect destination for your company retreat.
You can work hard in our all-hours-access office and then enjoy great team building activities such as surfing or e-biking. And as for the nightlife? Well, that’s a totally different story.
Lisbon is a fantastic city – you either love it or…you love it! It boasts beautiful historic buildings and amazing street art that will boost your team’s creativity, while great views and trendy cafes will make it easy to relax.
There are plenty of beaches close to the city, dozens of options for team building activities and 253 out of 365 sunny days will make your company retreat in Lisbon the highlight of your year.
Local restaurants with affordable prices won’t break your budget and it will give a fresh taste to your days. Be prepared for a memorable experience in one of the hottest cities in Europe.
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“Mixing surf and socialization creates a better balance in working together and getting things done.”
“Facilities like Surf Office offer the benefits of an office environment while also providing a place to sleep, have fun and interact with colleagues.”
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.
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.
The most popular team building activities are surf lessons, SUP lessons and tapas night but there are plenty more to choose from.
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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“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
“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
“This event was just: Revolutionary. Top. Wild. Engaging. Inspirational. Great. Amazing.”
Various employees at EVBox
“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
“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
“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
“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