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Why are we in Ericeira?

Ericeira, picturesquely draped across sandstone cliffs above the blue atlantic, sunny, whitewashed walls, the portuguese town welcomes visitors from all over the world to its narrow streets and seafood restaurants, its spectacular ocean vistas and the feeling of being on holiday all year round.

Recognised as one of the world’s surfing reserves and the only one in Europe since 2011 many competitions and profesional surfers are visiting this surf mecca and called it home.

Its a perfect fusion of Portuguese heritage with an relaxed surfing ambiance with a lively and buzzing summer, amazing nightlife, and quieter winters.

We think that the environment where we live defines us somehow, this place has become our loving home, whether you stay with us for a week or a month, we hope that this place will inspire you and make you feel free.


Welcome to the portuguese surf meca

The people behind Sunago Ericeira


David Buan

Founder & CEO

Prior to Co found Sunago, David was an award-winning video games artist. He was also a self-taught developer in architectural rendering, virtual reality and real-time computer graphics.
He worked on some of the best selling video games of all time like the "Grand Theft Auto" series.

Few years later then decided to radically change his career and his life. He found himself on the road for several years being a surf instructor and organizing surf camps, sharing his passion with boundless energy.

One of his dreams was to create a place where people from all over the world would meet and share their knowledge, the "living together" would be honored, like a home away from home.

It was then that the creation of Sunago became obvious with the emergence of the coliving & coworking movement.

Born in the south of France, he still lives in Europe, between ocean and mountains.

Samara Figueiredo Calió

Co-founder & COO (2019-2022)

Our values at Sunago


For several years now Ericeira has been one of the official stages of the world surfing league, where prestigious competitors defend their titles on the mythical waves of Ribeira d'ilhas.

It's also in Ericeira, that the Portuguese surf film festival, has been organized for several consecutive years where you find the screening of films made in Portugal but also international often in world premiere.


Ericeira has been registered as a world surfing reserve since 2011, and the only one in Europe. Surf spots are therefore protected to allow surfers from all over the world to discover this gem.


Simone Magno

General manager

Patrick Buan

Business Angel & Technical advisor

Prior to manage Sunago, Simone was a car designer in his early twenties, working for some of the best companies in the sector such as Ferrari, Peugeot, living few years in Italy, France and Austria.

However following his values and heart, he wanted to be closer to nature, he decided to quit his job in design.

He began to live off seasonal jobs between the mountains and the ocean for several years. His appetite to live in community, to share his passions of surfing and skiing, began to grow and he ended up completely embracing this type of life.

With a solid experience in hospitality, sport and community, it was a must to have him joining Sunago team as a manager. 

Born in Italy, he lives now in Ericeira, on the portuguese coast.


We embrace humanity in its entirety, celebrating our differences, uniqueness and individuality while guaranteeing fairness and freedom for every guests. 




Our company is dedicated to excellence, offering the best to our guests with high-end services while keeping sustainability and acting in an environmentally friendly way.

Healthy minds, bodies and souls is our leitmotiv. We gravitate towards positive mindsets, healthy and active lifestyles. 

We dream big, we remain inspired by the human spirit, we’re always in forward motion, pursuing our passions and igniting imaginations of nomads.


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