Water activity

Sesimbra: Coasteering Adventure in Arrábida Natural Park

4.9 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Vertente Natural

Sesimbra: Coasteering Adventure in Arrábida Natural Park

Activity provider: Vertente Natural

From US$ 70.11 per person

Explore the scenic coast of Sesimbra from a unique perspective on a 4-hour coasteering adventure. Progress between the tides of a rocky shore by swimming, climbing, rappelling, and jumping into water. Discover corners that are otherwise in accessible.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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  • Experience the latest adventure sport of coasteering
  • Swim, rappel, and jump into water
  • Climb an amazing coast of massive cliffs and secret coves
  • Discover the wild beaches of Sesimbra
  • Feel the breeze on your face on the boat trip back to base
Full description
Explore the coast of Portugal’s picturesque Sesimbra on a unique coasteering activity, and experience the latest adventure sport craze to hit Portugal and Arrábida. Coasteering is a mix of rock climbing, rappelling, swimming and walking, and Sesimbra is one of the best spots for the sport. Thanks to its combination of a natural protected area with the blue green translucent waters of the sea, coasteering in Sesimbra is a special adventure guaranteed to be a thrill whatever time of year. Meet your guide at the Porto de Abrigo to collect your coasteering equipment. As you’d expect, this activity requires several security measures, and you will be assisted and monitored by experienced professionals all the time. You’ll be provided with a helmet, buoyancy aid wet suit, and trainers. Some routes require rappelling and the use of a harness. Ropes and rescue kits are available in case of an emergency, but typically the activity is a cool and calm experience. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes as you swim, walk, climb, and jump. Clamber over magnificent rocky escarpments that plunge over bays and coves.
  • Coasteering equipment
  • Guided tour
  • Personal accident insurance

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sports shoes
    • Shorts

    Not allowed

    • Open-toed shoes

    Know before you go

    • Shorts to put over the wetsuit and running shoes are also available for rent at a cost
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 96 reviews

    Review summary

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    Wow! This is a must do activity for everyone. There was swimming, little climbing, and jumping off cliffs. The water was refreshingly cold but wet suits helped (Sept/Oct). The Vertente Natural guides were friendly and knowledgeable about the area and keeping us safe. There are difficulty routes and high jumps but there is always an easy way out if needed. I wish I could remember the guides name but he particular did a fantastic job with our youngest son encouraging him to be adventurous but keeping him safe as well. Family of 4 from USA (ages 12-47). We will do this again when we return to Portugal. The only recommendation would be if guides could take pictures during. Next time I will bring a disposable water camera in small dry bag that could clip to belt: the views of rocks, cliffs, caves and water were fabulous; worth catching of film. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    October 8, 2022

    Had a super cool coasteering experience. There was 4 hours for this trip, but in the end we only really spent 1.5 to 2 hours. I thought this was a shame about the money. Furthermore, it saves 20 euros per person to book with the provider itself, Vertente Natural. It is therefore recommended to do so, because of the 4 hours that it takes, about 1.5 hours are already counted for purely changing. That was a bit of a shame. The guides are really great! And the experience is great.

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    September 18, 2022

    I’ve done plenty of things in the US that said “moderate effort required” or “bring good hiking shoes” that had handrails the whole way or the like. As long as you follow the guides’ instruction and take reasonable caution, you’ll be perfectly fine. However, they are not overselling the level of excursion here. Climbing slippery rocks, jumping from 6-9 meter heights, and dangling from cliff faces are all real parts of this adventure with some of the most beautiful views along the way. I also appreciated the genuine effort to preserve nature.

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    September 5, 2022

    Product ID: 55565