Costa da Caparica Tours

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Costa da Caparica
Just over the red April 25 Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) from Lisbon lies the Costa da Caparica, a strip of coastline stretching for about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from the bridge down to Arrabida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida). In summer, the beaches are packed with locals soaking up the sun and surfers looking to catch a wave.

The Basics
Costa da Caparica comprises a number of beaches, each with its own vibe and each beloved by Lisboans and visitors alike. From the party atmosphere of Caparica town beach to the more laid-back Morena Beach (Praia da Morena) to Lisbon’s original nudist Meco Beach (Praia do Meco), there’s something for everyone along the coast. 

Tours to Costa da Caparica generally involve surf lessons or bodyboarding, as the waves here are perfect for beginners. There are coastal horseback-riding tours from Lisbon, as well. For those who want to explore the entire coast, beach-hopping tours are available in summer.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Costa da Caparica is a must for beach lovers and beginner surfers.
  • Some beaches have limited facilities while others have beach bars serving Portuguese fare, snacks, and drinks.
  • There is little shade along the coast, so wear plenty of sunscreen and rent or bring a beach umbrella.

How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Costa da Caparica from Lisbon is by car or taxi. Alternatively, take the private TST bus 153 from Praça de Espanha or 161 from Praça do Areeiro, or hop the 5-minute ferry from Cais do Sodré to Cacilhas and get bus 135 from there. Once on the coast, a mini-train runs 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) from Caparica to the less-crowded beaches farther south.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Costa da Caparica is during summer, when the weather is hot and the cold Atlantic water is refreshing. If you want to surf, arrive early in the day for the best waves and the fewest people vying for them.

Historical Points of Interest
While Costa da Caparica is known for its beaches, there are also a few historical locations to explore. A 16th-century monastery overlooks the town of Caparica, and farther south you can find the Arriba Fóssil da Costa da Caparica, a nature reserve where 15-million-year-old fossils have been discovered. Other notable points include the estates of Medos (Quinta dos Medos) and São Miguel (Quinta de São Miguel), the residence of Robert Gulbenkian, and the rock-and-limestone House of the Crown (Casa da Coroa).
Address: Costa da Caparica, Setúbal, Portugal
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Fishing villages, beach & real people by e-bike

Escape the city center in favor of sea breezes and rolling hills on this e-bike tour of Trafaria and Costa da Caparica from Lisbon. Cruise along the Atlantic coast on easy-to-ride electric bikes—little pedaling ins required, so you can cover more ground with less effort. As you cruise through rural landscapes and charming fishing villages, your guide fills you in on local history and culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lisbon Private Helicopter Tour: Discoveries Tour - Flight over Belem and the Tagus Estuary

This unique experience will offer a magnificent aerial view of some of the main Lisbon touristic and historic hotspots. After checking in and the safety briefing you will board the helicopter and take off on a flight over the Tagus River. During the flight we will have a sight of the city and especially the following hotspots : Belém Tower , Discoveries Monument , Jeronimos Monastery , the Electricity Museum , the MAAT Exhibition building with is wave shape.  Once arrived at the 25Th April Bridge you will have a close view of the Christ King Monument with is arms opened to the city and to all Lisbon visitors and after you will return to the heliport - facing the Tagus estuary , and flying over the Caparica beaches  -where you will land close to Port Authority Control Tower a  Pritzker Architectural Award. You will fly over the site from where the Portuguese  Discovers sailed  to discover new routes to other continents,.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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Horseback Riding Experiences

Get acquainted with the stunning natural landscapes surrounding Lisbon during a 2-hour horseback ride to Costa de Caparica. After strolling past the colossal Fossil Cliffs, you’ll climb atop a horse and canter past stunning coastal scenery. Stop to relax on the powdery sands of a local beach and opt to enjoy traditional Portuguese dishes such as grilled sardines and baked fish. On this small-group tour — limited to six people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Cacilhas - Almada - Costa da Caparica - Half Day Tour from Lisbon

The Cliff Route is the best way to observe and appreciate Lisbon from another perspective, along the riverside area of Old Almada. Without any doubt the Almada area is the best view that Lisbon has! The panoramic view of Lisbon from the top of the 110m Monument of Cristo-Rei as well as from other reference points along the tour, are simply breathtaking.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cliff Route - Cacilhas - Almada - Costa da Caparica - Full Day Tour from Lisbon

See Lisbon from a whole new perspective on this full-day guided tour. Meet your knowledgeable local guide in a central location and set off to explore a unique area of Portugal’s capital. Make your way along Old Alfama, with views of the Tagus River, as your guide tells you about the Age of Discovery and other important times in Portuguese history. See Cacilhas, Almada, Costa da Caparica and more. You especially won’t want to miss the Cristo-Rei monument.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Lisbon to Costa Caparica One-Way Beach Shuttle

The Costa da Caparica is home to some of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches, but getting there by public transport can be tricky for visitors. This one-way shuttle bus from Lisbon ensures a hassle-free transfer, so you can spend as long as you like swimming, surfing, or sunbathing at a beach of your choice.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Jeep adventure in Lisbon South Bay

This experience offers a unique view of the region on the look of a location, which is your guide and unique driver. More than a sightseeing tour is a cultural recognition, gastronomic and ethnographer who could not otherwise
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Surf class in Costa da Caparica

Only 30 minutes away from Lisbon, you will find one of the best spots to surf in Portugal: at our surf camp in Costa da Caparica! Join us from Cais do Sodré for a joy ride with our certified surf instructors. Get ready with a quick warm-up and then jump into the water to embrace the waves!Join us for an unforgettable surf trip in Portugal and you will have to do is have fun!
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Surf Around Lisbon

Coming to Lisbon for surfing? Do not waste your time searching for the best waves! I will take you directly to the best spot of the day. You are welcome to enjoy your time in Portugal.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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