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From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

1. From Lisbon: Kayak Trip to Arrabida Park

Discover the wonders of the Sesimbra in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park on this guided trip. Explore the water by kayak and stop at the Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach for a picnic and some relaxation in the sun. Choose between the option with pickup from Lisbon or the option of meeting directly in the ancient village of Sesimbra (about a 45-minute drive from Lisbon). Once in Sesimbra, hop in a kayak (double sit on top kayaks) to go into the ocean. In both options, you'll have all the necessary equipment for kayaking, including mandatory life vests. Sesimbra is located in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park and has the most beautiful landscape in the region, filled with limestone cliffs, grouts, passages in between rock formations, and a beach to enjoy a break and soak in the sun. The first leg of the kayaking tour includes about 1.5-hours of paddling until you reach Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach. Enjoy a picnic break where you can admire the landscape in a relaxed way for about an hour. Get comfortable on a provided beach blanket. Enjoy a homemade, fresh picnic of a salad, fresh fruit, Farinha Torrada (a typical sweet from Sesimbra), and water. Options are available if you have food allergies or other restrictions (a message will be sent with extra info about the food and with extra info before the start of the trip) but by default, a chicken salad will be served. The second leg on the kayaks will bring you back to the starting point. The journey, in general, is a bit faster as you'll have some wind helping you on the return route so it should take about an hour. If you chose pickup from Lisbon you will have time to change into a dry set of clothes before going back to Lisbon for drop-off.

From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

2. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak and Caves Tour

Depart from Sesimbra and discover the beauty of Arrábida's Natural Park. Go into the protected area of Arrábida and explore the different types of habitats, from mountains to the sea. Venture along the coast on a kayak to discover sacred caves that are only accessible by the sea. Find a secret beach on your way towards the remarkable karst formation of Frade's cave. Enjoy the coastal landscape and get up close to the impressive rock formations with your guide's help. On our way back to Sesimbra, stop on the peaceful beach of Ribeira do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and swim in the transparent and calm waters, surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Taste some typical sweets from the region to cap off this amazing experience.

Sesimbra: Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach Taxi Boat

3. Sesimbra: Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach Taxi Boat

Take a pleasant boat trip inside the Arrabida Natural Park to the stunning beach, Ribeiro do Cavalo, and return at the time of your choosing. Your day will start at the maritime pier, Espadarte, in the Port of Sesimbra, where a member of the boat team will be waiting for you. Once you’ve boarded the boat, it's a 10-15 minute trip along the coast of the Arrábida Natural Park to the idyllic beach known as Ribeiro do Cavalo. After landing on the beach, you can enjoy the crystal clear, tranquil waters of one of the best wild beaches in Europe, for as long as you wish. You can schedule the return time to Porto de Abrigo on the same day as your trip, with the skipper in charge.

From Sesimbra: Ribeira do Cavalo Beach and Caves Boat Tour

4. From Sesimbra: Ribeira do Cavalo Beach and Caves Boat Tour

Departures from California Beach, with a team that knows this route like no one else! We start the tour through the beautiful bay of Sesimbra, passing by huge cliffs, caves and nooks until Praia Ribeira do Cavalo. Then we visit 2 more secret beaches and unique landscapes. Along the way you will find crystal clear waters and a breathtaking landscape from Fort Santiago, Castelo de Sesimbra, Gruta do Tamboril and other bays only accessible by sea until the culmination of Praia Ribeira do Cavalo to take pictures and rest, keep going to Inferno Beach at the end of the point! This route is more than a tour, it is an experience with the contact at the level of nature and unique landscapes! No need with the joy and good mood that characterizes the Aquajump team! Duration up to 80 minutes. Guaranteed to have Memories for Life! From Lisbon is about 35 km, with a UBER its very easy to get to Sesimbra - Praia da Califórnia - and cheap, to get to one of the best beaches in Portugal! And do a amazing tour.

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What people are saying about Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 281 reviews

Amazing experience, especially for the price. Our tour guide took us along the coast. We saw really cool looking caves and afterwards, he took us to a very beautiful beach. He gave us local snacks as well as juice+water. The guide was really kind and made the experience really enjoyable

Très belle expérience, paysages magnifiques, température idéale, un guide (Afonso) des plus professionnels et passionnés! Honnêtement, cette activité est un must au Portugal.

Highlight was definitely our guide. I would have liked a bit more kayaking but everything was beautiful and they did a good job tailoring to a group of very diverse skills.

It was a great experience and our tour guide, Martim, was amazing! We had a great time. Highly recommended! Thanks Martim!

Wonderful. Beautiful views, great info, excellent and friendly guide.