Natural Park of Serra da Arrábida

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Have you ever been to Natural Park of Serra da Arrábida?

Serra da Arrábida, located in Setúbal, is one of the main mountains in Portugal. Of incomparable immensity and beauty, there are countless ways to explore it!

Endowed with a truly impressive natural landscape, the beaches that make it up make Serra da Arrábida one of the main tourist destinations for a relaxing rest.

You can enjoy the entire coast through a viewpoint, enjoy the distant but visible Troia, have a picnic in the middle of the mountains, visit a convent - Convento da Arrábida- and even find several rare species that are sheltered in the mountains!

Watch dolphins, take a kayak tour, try diving or explore the entire mountain freely. One thing is for sure: whatever you do the setting is heavenly!

To make your visit easier, we have made a top 5 best ways to explore the Serra da Arrábida that you can see below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There are several car parks in the area. Note that you may have to pay a parking meter. It should also be noted that there are some parking lots further away from the beach, but through which a bus passes and take you to the beach.

Yes. It is customary for companies that promote these tours to guarantee a refund of the ticket if no dolphins are seen, or offer another day to do a new tour.

Exactly in the mountains, there are no restaurants. There are some restaurants in the vicinity of the mountain, but to eat in Serra da Arrábida we suggest you try the Parque de Merendas da Comenda. Have your snack and enjoy the beauty of the natural park.

From the center of Lisbon to Serra da Arrábida it is approximately 40 kilometers. The route takes about 45 minutes and the closest route, from the center of Lisbon, is through the 25 de Abril Bridge.

The average duration of a tour to Arrábida by boat to go and see the dolphins is 3 hours. It is up to each company to decide the time of the tour, but the usual is, in fact, those 3 hours by boat.

What People Are Saying

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"This was great experience. Good people and great weather. You get to see places that you would be able unless by boat. A lot of fun."
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"Fabulous day on the water and on the beach. Lorenzo and Sofia were awesome guides. Being picked up at our Air BNB was fantastic. The views and experience while kayaking was phenomenal!! I highly recommend this trip!! Gorgeous!"
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"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the day long excursion via kayaks to the wonderful beach. Sofia and Lorenzo were excellent hosts, and very informative of the region, and Portugal in general. Fantastic time."
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"Toller Ausflug - guter Mix aus körperlicher Aktivität, beeindruckender Natur und interessanten Informationen vom äusserst freundlichen Guide Francisco! Empfehlenswert!"
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"Une réelle experience, une vue fabuleuse, et des moniteurs géniaux."
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"It was an awesome trip and our guide Fransico was so cool. We have never kajaked before, but that was no problem."

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