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Troia Resort

Troia Resort

Located in the beautiful Troia peninsula, this luxury resort is everything you need to indulge your senses with white sandy beaches and stunning views of the Setubal Bay, the sea and the Arrabida Hills.

Without the overcrowded pressure of locations like the Algarve, Troia Resort is the perfect place for some well deserved relaxing vacations all year round.

It is a diverse landscape, shaped over time and currently subject to strict directives on environmental protection, in an area of 486 hectares.

Here you can find:

  • Luxury Beach Apartments: Your very own private apartment with direct access to the beach and views to the sea and the Arrábida Hills. Some have a private garden as well as pool and jacuzzi.
  • Hotel Apartments: This stunning hotel named Aqualuz offers you fully equipped apartments with large balconies with views over the sea and the Arrábida Hills.
  • Troia Resort Village: This resort has several houses for sale so you can make the most of your regular vacations in Tróia or even live here permanently.

This magnificent resort is also a must-have for Sailing lovers with its stunning marina and for Golf lovers since it has the well-known Troia Golf Championship Course designed by the famous Golf Architect Robert Trent Jones Senior.

Tennis and Horseback riding are some of the other options available in the resort.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Horseback Riding Tours

Horseback Riding Tours

Discover the region of Setubal on the back of a first class Lusitano horse.

A strong equestrian culture has existed in Portugal for centuries.

On the Setubal region, you can ride across old paths through the landscape, through vast valleys to the Atlantic shore with rocks and dunes, inviting for a refreshing canter.

The ride takes you along the coast where you’ll find long stretches on the wide-open beaches. Gallops on the beach almost desert, is one of the highlights of the trail.

The horses rest while you can enjoy a swim in a sea of turquoise waters before a lovely picnic lunch.

The ride takes you to small fishing villages, to the famous Lagoon of Melides, a place of rare silence and tranquillity, and you can also ride inland while enjoying many canter through eucalyptus and pine forests.

There are different alternatives, scenarios to have the best Horseback Riding Tours, of your life.

Horses

You will be riding pure-bred and part-bred Lusitano Horses. You can look forward to getting a mount which is not only well-tempered and of a docile character but who will allow you to explore the great feeling of riding a well-trained horse.

The saddles that you will be using are mostly Portuguese Army saddles covered with sheep skin which are very comfortable and well-suited for the purpose of long distance rides.

English style bridles are used.

Rides

You can enjoy one day ride or do a one week itinerary with all included, like accommodations on typical country houses and inns and meals with typical Portuguese food.

Horse Riding on a Riding Centre (Quinta)

If you prefer to ride on a Riding Centre, there are several ones in the Setubal region where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery at your leisure. Treks are tailor-made for you.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Contact us for rates, dates and bookings for your perfect riding holidays in Portugal:

Comenda Palace

Comenda Palace

Designed at the beginning of last century by the renowned Portuguese architect Raul Lino, this manor house is at the mouth of the Comenda Creek, near old Roman ruins on the Arrabida Hills and considered one of the main attractions of the region of Setubal.

The palace used to be owned by the French Armand family and legend has it that the Armand count asked Raul Lino to design the house with a particular request: that he sleeps one night under the moonlight at the location of the future house. The request was accepted and the result is this beautiful palace.

The Armand count and the architect were persons much interested in the preservation of the surrounding fauna and flora and the palace totally respects the natural integration with nature reflecting the balance between the construction and the place.

Away from the hustle and bustle and facing the Troia peninsula, the palace nestles quietly surrounded by the luxuriant vegetation of the Arrabida Hills besides the river Sado.

It has an entrance of the river where you can do kayaking and it also forms a small beach.

Not far there’s a very well-known picnic park.

You truly feel like the cares of the world disappear on this idyllic space.

Out of curiosity, the Armand family were friends of the Kennedy family and upon the  death of the former USA president, his widow Jacqueline Kennedy stayed at the palace with her children.

Contact us if you have any questions related to the Comenda Palace.

Click to see photos of the Comenda at the Arrabida Hills:

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Bay of Setubal – One of The Most Beautiful in the World

Bay of Setubal – One of The Most Beautiful in the World

The bay of Setubal was voted a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club.

This cut out estuary is leaned with the buttresses  Arrábida Hills and separates the Atlantic Ocean by the peninsula of Troia. 23000 ha are classified as natural reserve.

As the most important natural habitat for the conservation of the bottle-nosed dolphin, fulfilling one of the nature requirements demanded by UNESCO,

The Bay of Setubal will benefit from added values, notably from the international projection of the city.

Its main aims are to link the city to the river and the environment.

In particular the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve and the Arrabida Natural Park, which has unique characteristics and contains species that can only be found in areas near the Mediterranean.

There are also excellent beaches, especially Figueirinha, Galapos and Portinho da Arrabida (a magnificent sheltered bay),

And on the other side of the River Sado, within easy reach by ferry, there is the Troia peninsula with about 18 km of beaches and a golf course.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

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