Costa da Caparica Tours

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Flying neatly under the radar of most non-Portuguese visitors, Costa da Caparica is one of the most popular coastal regions for locals, stretching almost 19 miles (30 km) down the Atlantic coastline south of Lisbon’s Tagus River. It is a region of powerful surfing waves, long sandy strands backed by dunes and pine forests plus a few low-rise resorts that have grown from traditional fishing villages.

In summer the beaches are a haven for surfing or sun-worshipping Lisboans, and families with young children content to play on the sands; most beaches have a couple of simple wooden beach bars, while summer weekends see beach parties carry on late into the night. The town of Caparica itself is overlooked by a 16th-century monastery and has a colorful array of stores selling lilos and souvenirs along the pedestrianized esplanade Praça da Liberdade, as well as seafood restaurants and a tourist office at Frente Urbana de Praias. A mini-train chugs six miles (10 km) down the coastline from Caparica, giving day-trippers the chance to reach less-crowded beaches as they head south. At the southernmost reaches of the region around the Arriba Fóssil da Costa nature reserve—where fossils have been discovered to be more than 15 million years old—gay and nude beaches proliferate.

Practical Info

The resort is six miles (10 km) south of Lisbon and can be reached by car via the April 25 Bridge. If taking public transportation, take direct bus no 161 from Praca do Areeiro (€3.20); or a combination of ferry from Lisbon’s Cais do Sodre to Cacilhas (€1.25) and express bus TST 135 (€2.40) to Costa da Caparica.
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Address: Costa da Caparica, Setúbal, Portugal
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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
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Costa da Caparica Surf and Yoga from Lisbon

Escape the bustle of the city for Costa da Caparica, a beach area south of Lisbon. This combo tour includes a surf lesson and yoga class, both with qualified instructors, providing an opportunity for you to enjoy a healthy and active experience during your time in Portugal—the perfect way to appreciate the country’s natural beauty.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Lisbon Bodyboard Adventure

Head to the beautiful beach of Costa da Caparica and spend the day learning to bodyboard the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. This protected area is where the Tagus River meets the ocean, making it a great place to bodyboard for all skill levels. Choose from a 4- or 8-hour excursion and enjoy complimentary video footage and photo souvenirs.
  • 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
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Fishing villages, beach & real people by e-bike

Ready for an unforgettable electric bicycle tour alongside the Atlantic Coast? Our guides will lead you through barely explored cliffs, pastureland and straight to the golden sand beaches of Costa da Caparica, the most beautiful and antique beaches of Lisbon. With a duration of 3 hours, our experience allows you to meet friendly and local people related with the fishing culture, including fishermen, where they live and their families. The social interaction with foreign people is an honor for this people and that´s why this tour is a "must do" once in Lisbon. It´s not only a bicycle tour, it´s a lifetime experience for all - you, our visitor, and for the locals, our treasure and best part of the whole adventure.
  • Duration: 3 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
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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
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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
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