Arrábida Natural Park is a protected area situated between the town of Sesimbra and the city of Setubal. It has everything that a beautiful natural park could offer, deep blue sea, wonderful green hills and relaxing sandy beaches with restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
Surrounded by the sea, the park offers the most stunning coastal scenery in the Lisbon area. Many cliffs are really high, with the highest one being in Serra do Risco, a cliff 380 meters high that will allow you to see everything around you, the wonderful blue sea, Mediterranean vegetation, beautiful beaches, and rocks. If you're a fan of scuba diving, you've got everything you need on Portinho da Arrábida, a beautiful beach with unique flora and fauna, clear waters and a small island just off the beach. Visiting the Oceanographic Museum in the fortress of Santa Maria da Arrábida is a must! There you can discover everything there is to know about the sea surrounding this wonderful place. Many beaches are present in this area with Figueirinha beach being the most visited one, it's really up to you to choose which ones to explore as they each offer unique experiences and relaxation. This region is well-known for its wines and cheese and by boat cruises, you'll be able to see wonderful bottlenose dolphins and one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Because of the park's location, you'll have a chance to visit both Sesimbra and Setubal, there you'll be able to taste some of the finest freshly cooked seafood, visit best food markets in Portugal, see panoramic views and a wonderful coast. If you like mysterious locations that are hidden and provide absolute silence with wonderful sights, be sure to check out Lapa de Santa Margarida, a chapel with beautiful picturesque locations hidden in silence and a cave bathed by the ocean. Taste some of the best wine in Portugal, eat some of the best food, see Dolphins and wonderful nature locations, and relax on beautiful sunny beaches. It definitely sounds like a day anyone would wish for, doesn't it?
The tours start from Lisbon and include a visit to many locations between Arrábida Natural Park. If you don't get yourself a private guide make sure to have GPS accompanying your trip so you're safe to go and definitely pay attention to your surroundings while in Arrábida Natural Park as there are many hidden sights to see. Bring a camera, some water, sunscreen and enjoy this unforgettable day!