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Costa da Caparica

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Costa da Caparica: Our most recommended tours and activities

Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

1. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

2. Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

Head to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River flows into the sea. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are listed as a Protected Landscape. Book this 5-hour program and treat your body and mind to a special day on the Portuguese coast. Your day begins with a one-hour yoga workshop with a certified instructor who will guide in order to experience deep relaxation through simple movements and repetitions. After stretching and relaxing the body and mind, receive a two-hour surf lesson with all the equipment provided along with video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed. This active tour offers the perfect opportunity to see a beautiful part of Portugal while learning or practicing two healthy and fun activities.

Praia Grande, Sintra: Group Surf Lesson

3. Praia Grande, Sintra: Group Surf Lesson

Have an expert assess your surfing level on shore to see if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer. Set targets according to the surfer's levels and the conditions of the sea/surf. Practice some technical and specific work according to the group or surfer's level on the sand. Work on the acquisition of skills and the necessary technique to progress in different levels. Get expert instruction from high-quality coaches that know how to work according to the characteristics of the beach, the surf, and the safety rules.

Sesimbra: Lagoon by the Ocean Kayak Trip

4. Sesimbra: Lagoon by the Ocean Kayak Trip

Your adventure will start on the south side of the Lagoon with a meeting point at Meira Pro Center (Escola Rui Meira) where you will be able to change into a wetsuit or swimsuit before the start of our trip on the Kayaks. Don't rush, relax and enjoy a coffee while we present you the beautiful "Lagoa de Albufeira" where kings of Portugal used to spend time relaxing while fishing on these same waters. You will receive a briefing on safety and how to use the Kayak equipment (life vest is mandatory) and its technics and off we go into the water. These water are super calm and the majority of the Lagoon is shallow making this location ideal for beginners and families with younger children. The tour will be circular following the shoreline of the beach towards the north side of the Lagoon which is hard to access and therefor almost empty even during the summer months. There will be time to stop on beach once we are on the north side of the Lagoon where snacks will be provided along with a relaxed time on the beach. This Lagoon is connect to the Atlantic ocean making it very unique and clean so a visit here is a must. The ones that love colder water will be able to enjoy a swim in the ocean as a stop will be made on the ocean beach for you to enjoy the point of view of our great bay stretching from Cabo Espichel on the south, all the way to Costa da Caparica on the north. Our trip will take around 3 hours in total with an easy pace and breaks in between. Fruits, water and a typical fisherman cake are included and well as beach towels and water resistant bags for you to transport any additional belongings.

Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

5. Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

Travel from the Lisbon Zoo, taking in views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. You will be provided with surf equipment and meet your instructor before beginning your surf experience.  After surfing take a break and visit a sunny fisherman village. Here, you will be given the opportunity to taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy. Marvel at the views of the spectacular protected landscapes and historical monuments in Arrábida Natural Park. After, enjoy a wine tasting in a historic cellar in one of the richest wine regions in Portugal, Setúbal.

Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

6. Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on bodyboard adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just a 10 to 30-minute drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Enjoy bodyboarding at some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Discover the beautiful Costa da Caparica where the Tejo River flows into the ocean, with a coastline that receives swells of all kinds. Use all required bodyboard equipment and wetsuits provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

To/ From Lisbon Airport: Costa da Caparica Private Transfer

7. To/ From Lisbon Airport: Costa da Caparica Private Transfer

Book a private transfer from the Lisbon Airport to your Costa da Caparica hotel, or a departure transfer in the other direction. This one way, 45 minute service is priced for up to 3 passengers. Transfers for 1 to 3 passengers are by car and for 4 to 8 passengers by modern 8 passenger vehicle. Service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. On arrival at the airport, after you have collected your luggage, you will find the driver waiting in the arrivals hall holding a sign with the name of the lead traveler. From this point, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable drive to your destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. Listen to some soft music or you can ask the experienced driver about restaurants, sightseeing or other activities of interest. During your stay in Costa da Caparica, you can also schedule private chauffeured transportation with a wide range of vehicles available.

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What people are saying about Costa da Caparica

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 252 reviews

Superb experience with a friend, the instructors were super friendly, attentive and speak English extremely well. They first explained to us how to stand on a board in the sand then we left for the ocean. It's very good but remains sporty.

Nuno is a very nice surf instructor! The photos and videos turned out really well too. The waves weren't great that day, but that's nature - perfect waves don't always exist. I had a lot of fun!

Nuno was a super committed, nice trainer who really had a lot of good tips and above all conveyed the fun of surfing! Any time :-)

Very run activity, would recommend. No space to change though, so wear your swimming costume in advance.

Really helpfull staff, great communication and a fun experience