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Golf

The region of Setubal is the perfect place in Portugal for some Golf holidays.

We have 7 excellent golf courses.  Know a bit more about one in Troia:

Troia Golf Course

Considered to be Portugal’s most difficult golf course, Troia is a major challenge to any golfer.

It is one of the links designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1982.

Its principal obstacle is sand which borders the whole course, where pine trees and wild plants are also found in abundance.

Naturally Jones has utilised his trademark bold hunkering, raised greens and some dongles, which sweep between pine trees.

The 368-metre par for 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal and there are numerous other outstanding holes on this lovely course.

Wedged between the Atlantic Ocean, the Sado Estuary and the  Arrabida  Hills the setting of this Golf course is a truly magical inspiration for any golfer that appreciates the surroundings while playing Golf.

Curiosity: When the Portuguese Open came to Troia in 1983, Sam Torrance was the only player to better par for the championship, which is a testament to Troia’s challenge. In 2010 Troia will host the Troia International Golf Cup in August.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FIND THE COURSE:
Drive south on the A2 (IC3) to Setubal. When in Setubal follow the direction signs to the Troia Ferry. After crossing on the Ferry drive south on the EN 253 in the direction of Comporta. You will see on this road directional signs for the course.

COURSE FACILITIES:
Driving Range · Putting Green(2) · Pro Shop · Short Game Practice Area · Restaurant & Bar

REVIEWS:

“I played the course in June 2009 as part of our annual Golf trip and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. This course is one of the best I have played in Portugal so far. We will certainly be back!”

Scott Londsdale, UK

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 or to do a booking.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FIND THE COURSE
Drive south on the A2 (IC3) to Setúbal. When in Setúbal follow the direction signs to the Troia Ferry. After crossing on the Ferry drive south on the EN 253 in the direction of Comporta. You will see on this road directional signs for the course.

COURSE FACILITIES
Driving Range · Putting Green(2) · Pro Shop · Short Game Practice Area · Restaurant & Bar

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:


Quinta do Patrício

Quinta do Patrício

Quinta do Patricio has amazing landscapes over the Sado Estuary and the City of Setúbal.

With years of a strongest tradition on events management they organized more than 500 events to more than 65.000 people, where catering, space and decoration for weddings, business meetings, baptisms, Conferences, Seminars and anniversaries were the main type of events.

Respecting the architecture and environment, Quinta do Patricio recently improvise even more their space, with a brand new terrace with over view of Sado Estuary, accommodations for 12 persons available during all year and an Enoteca where visitors can taste and acquire the amazing wines from Setúbal region.

Besides the excellent accommodations at Quinta do Patrício and the possibility of taste amazing wines at Enoteca, you have also several activities in Setúbal region.

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.

 

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Autumn Fair in Mourisca

Autumn Fair in Mourisca

On the 6th and 13th November takes place the Autumn Fair on the beautiful scenery of the Mourisca Tide Mill in the Sado Estuary.

It will be a best family entertainment that the Setubal region offers to all ages.

The fair that happens in two Saturdays, features an open air exhibition and sale with mouth-watering food stalls selling  regional products like oysters, honey, salt, bread and handcrafts products.

The activities also include jeep rides, birdwatching and boat tours alongside the Sado Estuary where you can be lucky and see the bottle-nosed dolphins that live there.

On Saturday 6h there will be a book release of the authors Paulo Catry, Hélder Costa, Gonçalo Elias and Rafael Matias named Aves de Portugal (Birds of Portugal), which is a must-have for birdwatching fans.

On Saturday 13th a local chef will prepare several dishes with products from the Sado Estuary, like the famous oysters.

Join us on this lovely fair and don’t forget to bring your camera with you for some stunning landscape photos!

Where: Mourisca Tide Mill, Faralhão
When: Saturday 6th and 13th November
Entry: Free
Directions: Coming from the A2 motorway in direction to Setubal turn left on the first traffic lights and enter the A10 road. Go straight and after 6km (around 3 miles) after passing the Ibis Hotel, turn right to Praias do Sado and then follow the road signs that say Mourisca or Moinho de Maré da Mourisca.

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 if you wish to know more information about the Autumn Fair.