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River Sado Boat Tour

River Sado Boat Tour

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sado River estuary which contains some of the best river wildfowl in the country. We strongly recommend you to have a River Sado Boat Tour, and you will want much more.

It’s well worth catching a boat and taking a leisurely two-hour cruise in Setubal. Take a pair of binoculars and a camera with you, you might receive a visit from the cute wild dolphins that live in the estuary or admire the stunning hills of Serra da Arrabida.

You can enjoy several boat trips in the Sado Estuary with specific themes like:

  • Mini Cruises
  • Wine Cruises
  • Dolphin Watching Cruises
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving

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.

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Sado Estuary Nature Reserve

Sado Estuary Nature Reserve

Covering more than 23,000 hectares (57,000 acres), the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve in Setubal was established to protect the estuary.

The inner part of the estuary is bordered by rice-fields and reedbeds, whereas the north-western limits are densely populated and the south-western parts are sheltered from the open sea by a sandbar.

The Sado estuary has been declared a reserva natural (23,971 ha), Ramsar Site and a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA), largely on account of the 300-plus species of vertebrate recorded here.

It is a special place for birdwatching, including white storks, herons and flamingos.

The fish species include white bream, grey mullet, skate, sole and the Lusitanian toadfish.

Bottle-nosed dolphins in their natural habitat can be seen and there is an important colony of them in the River Sado.

They’re often observed while crossing the river by boat, between Setubal and Troia. Cockles, whelks, clams, prawns and crabs are among the crustaceans that can be found, as well as molluscs like cuttlefish, octopus and squid.

You can put on a pair of sturdy walking boots, pack your lunch, and discover some of the hidden corners of this estuary that swoop right down to the Atlantic.

Enjoy the striking landscapes as you walk the paths or take a trip on a traditional salt galleon out on to the Sado estuary or along the Arrabida coastline.

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 information about the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve.

Watch this video about the Sado Estuary:


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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PIMEL in Alcácer do Sal is gastronomy, music and activities

PIMEL in Alcácer do Sal is gastronomy, music and activities

If you travel Portugal in a few days trip to Alcácer do Sal where it will happen another edition of PIMEL – Feira do Turismo e das Actividades Económicas in Alcácer do Sal (Fair of Tourism and Economical Activities) from 22 till 26 June.

The event has a wonderful programme with music, gastronomy, exhibitions and seminars.

Expensive Soul ( Portugal ), Áurea ( Portugal ), Dj James Warren ( United Kingdom ), Dj´s Rita Mendes ( Portugal ), Dj Fernando Alvim ( Portugal ) are the biggest musical names among others. “How to choose and Buy Honey”, “ Wines : from Vineyard till table” and “Crédito Agrícola and local development” are the names of the seminars.

During PIMEL , it will be also possible visit “Alfaias Antigas” Exhibition , buy handicraft products, watch the contests of confectionary, honey and regional cooking / food, besides the Bullfighting event on Praça João Branco Núncio and many other activities for Kids.

Alcácer do SalAlcácer do Sal is a medieval hill-top city in the South of the Setubal region near Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, 93 km to South of Lisbon and 57 km from Setúbal, with several activities like birdwatching, water sports ( Surf and Kitesurf ), amazing gastronomy and many other activities.

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.