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Portinho da Arrábida Beach

Portinho da Arrábida Beach

Located within the Arrábida Natural Park in Setubal, Portinho da Arrábida Beach is deemed one of the prettiest in all of entire Portugal.

Its fine white sands and the various tones of blue and green of these clear waters contrast with the deep greens of the hills to create a beautiful scenario that is perfect for contemplative relaxation.

This calm bay is good for diving to enjoy the diverse marine life although fishing itself is forbidden given that the seabed itself is included in the Natural Park’s protected area.

There are  restaurants and some small houses on that fantastic place.

Arrábida Hills is considered one of  7 Natural Wonders in Portugal

Characteristics and Services :

Average seawater temperature in summer (ºC) / 17 ºC, Sunshade rental, Small craft hire, Diving, swimming, restaurants.

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

Blue Flag Beaches Setúbal Region – Portugal

Blue Flag Beaches Setúbal Region – Portugal

The beach season will start on 1 June and Portugal Dream Coast after water analysis have lots of Blue Flags Beaches, which confirms the quality of the water and Beaches Setúbal.

The beaches with blue flag for  2013 are :

Praia da Figueirinha ( Setúbal ),

Praia da Mata, CDS – Santo António, S. João da Caparica, Praia da Sereia, Tarquinio Paraiso ( Almada ),

Praia do Ouro, Praia Moinho de Baixo (Meco),Praia da Califórnia (Sesimbra),

Aberta Nova, Atlântica, Carvalhal, Comporta, Pego, Tróia – Bico das Lulas, Tróia – Galé, Tróia – Mar ( Grândola ),

Praia Grande in Porto Côvo, Ilha do Pessegueiro, Morgavel, S. Torpes, Vieirinha – Vale de Figueiros (Sines),

Costa de Santo André and Fonte do Cortiço ( Santiago do Cacém ).

I you  travel to Portugal Dream Coast on your next summer vacations you will get the best  offers to tourists.

Among this beaches you will find lots of activities to practice in Setúbal region, like Kitesurf , Surf , Hiking, Canoeing,Flying,  Sailing, fishing, Scuba Diving and much more.

Bicas Beach Sesimbra PortugalWaves on Carvalhalhal beach PortugalSetúbal, travel to Figueirinha Beach

We also  invite you to 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.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

Troia

Troia

Reachable by a 10 min. by catamaran and 25 min. by ferry-boat from Setubal, this narrow sand-strip south of Lisbon is one of Portugal’s best-kept secret.

Boasting 18 km of white sandy uninterrupted beaches and some of the cleanest bathing conditions in the country, Troia is a true  for couples and young families alike. It also has a range of moderately priced apartment complexes, a tennis center, several swimming pools, casino, conference rooms, theater and the well-known 18-hole championship Golf course.

What to do in Troia?

  • Beach, beach, beach! 18km of white sandy beaches with clear blue water. Here we promise you won’t find the heavy crowds of the Algarve. If you’re in need of a relaxing beach break, this is the place to be.
  • Water sports: Beach volley, kitesurf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, scuba. There is a sailing school and a scuba-diving school where you can rent a sailing boat and equipment and have lessons , with a range of classes for varying abilities. If you chose scuba diving, a popular activity, there is many diverse types of fish and underwater sea life to see in different spots. Water sports here are a truly unique experience since is where the river meets the sea.
  • Golf: The Troia Golf course is considered amongst Golf players to be one of the best top golf courses of the world and was considered by “Golf World” magazine to be one of the best 100 Golf courses of Europe. Robert Trent Jones Senior designed the course and it opened for play in 1980. The 368-metre par for 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal but there are more stunning holes in this course. The holes are laid out on the dunes whilst magnificent pinewoods line most of the fairways on the inland side. The course is challenging but whilst playing the player has charming views across the sand to the magnificent blue Atlantic. There are also Golf lessons available.
  • Tennis: There is a tennis academy in Troia with 10 green courts for you to play day and night. They also offer tennis lessons if you want to learn a new sport while on holidays!
  • Roman ruins: If you want to know a bit of history as well, you can also visit the 16th Century Roman ruins in Troia. Some very important finds have been made since excavations began in 1850. The main visible features are fish-salting tanks as large as 3 metres square, port buildings, tombs and baths with traces of mosaic and marble lining.
  • Luxury resorts: In Troia there are  luxury resorts with plenty to offer like spa treatments and shows, if you want to take advantage of the best Troia has to offer.
  • Restaurants: In Troia there are beach restaurants and snack bars where you can taste the famous fish dishes and seafood of the region of Setubal , whilst enjoying a stunning view of the Setubal bay and Arrabida Hills , in a really relaxing environment.

Staying in Troia is a good option if you visit the region of Setubal, combining relaxation, stunning views and easy access to the city of Setubal and the other locations around.

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

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal

Contact us if you wish to know more info about Troia.

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Almada

Almada

Almada came from the Arabic word “al-Ma’dan” and mean mine.

During the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, there was a fortress to guard and defend the entrance of enemies through Rio Tejo (Tagus River) and having grown up as agriculture and fishing area.

Almada has always been a meeting between the Atlantic Ocean and river, a place of passage of various people for thousands of years calls today to meet with the Tagus River and the beautiful beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Quick access to Lisbon by ship, train or car through the 25th April Bridge was opened in August 1966 and is a masterpiece of architecture. Almada presents a diversity of natural parks and historic sites to visit during your weekend breaks or holidays.

What to do in Almada?

Water Sports : Kitesurf , Bodysurf , Surf , swimming , Beach volley and even Soccer on the beach.

Golf : If you love golf, you have three courses. Golf Aldeia dos Capuchos (with 9 holes) and two courses at Aroeira called Aroeira I and Aroeira II. Wonderful green landscapes which invite to practice this amazing sport during all year.

Tennis : several places to practice this sport, since Costa da Caparica to Almada .

Beaches : Almada has more than 50 beaches. Small or big, you will love to take a bath on the Atlantic Ocean besides de night life with several Bars and Pubs, among lots of restaurants.

Convent: The Capuchos Convent is a magnificent and romantic spot,in Costa da Caparica, gives you a privileged view over the  Sintra Hills, Lisbon, Cascais Bay,among other places from Setubal region.

Sanctuary : The Sanctuary Christ the King opened in 1959, has built at 113 metres above water line and has a unique and stunning view over Lisbon, Cascais, Almada and the entire region of Setubal .

Restaurants : Almada have restaurants diversity and specially of fish dishes.

Almada , 25th April BridgeAlmada, Costa da Caparica, Beach Almada / Costa da Caparica , Fossil Coast Contact us if you want more information about Almada.

We invite you to 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.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.