Welcome to Sesimbra

The mountains, sea and bright sunshine create a majestic atmosphere that can be admired from several magical spots: from the castle, the cliffs, Cavalo Fort or from the Quinta de Palames. These viewpoints look over a small fishing village, which still remains virtually untouched, surrounded by imposing cliffs and bordered by the deep blue ocean. The Moorish castle overlooks the orange-tiled roofs that make up its skyline. This village’s heritage dates back to Pre-historic times and has been ruled by Romans, Visigoths and Moors. It offers tourists stunning natural beauty and a rich historical legacy, with great beaches, sea-side restaurants and various water-sports for relaxing days during your holiday in Portugal.

Top 3 Things To Do In Sesimbra

1. Dolphin Watching On The River Sado

The estuary of Sado is known for the natural habitat of the dolphins (Roazes), especially the resident population, who feed, rest and socialize, over time have enchanted observers and tormented some fishermen. They can be observed along the coast of Arrábida, especially in the colder months. This activity is carried out between Sesimbra and the Sado river, it also provides the observation of several coastal animals such as dolphin-roaz, common dolphin and even dwarf whale. The exits are realized with specialized guide on board that also presents a didactic component on the marine environment and the biodiversity included in it, as well as on the geology and points of local archaeological importance.

2. Coastal canoeing

Canoeing is a type of sport that intends to bring its practitioners closer to nature. In parallel, it will bring enormous benefits to the cardiopulmonary system, since it is a modality that requires some physical effort in its practice, implying the maintenance of healthy habits of life in various fields. We suggest a diverse range of places to practice: Ponds, rivers and seas, with passage through caves and deserted beaches, full of transparent waters inviting dives.

3. Visit to Cape Espichel

Top Tours & Activities in Sesimbra

3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour In Sesimbra With Snorkelling

With free pick-up in your hotel, this tour will show you resident dolphins in the Sado river. Also includes tasting of traditional drink and stop for swimming and snorkelling.

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From Lisbon: Full Day Arrábida Sea Kayak Tour

By kayaking in Arrábida you will be surprised with the astonishing and dramatic landscape. We will explore caves and narrow passages, have a pic-nic in a lost beach yet not missing the Sesimbra’s castle and the Sesimbra’s fish market.

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Baptism Flight In Paragliding (20 Minutes) Includes Photos

Paragliding is the best way to feel the magic of flying with safety and adrenaline at the same time!

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Cross Go-Kart Rides At Serra Da Arrábida

Visit the parque natural da arrábida on a fun and different way stopping in places with historical and cultural interest, wine tasting and delicacies!

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Horses In The Sand Private Tour In Comporta

Horseback riding on the beach for all horse lovers in lisbon!

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Arrábida Private Full Day Tour

The mountain and the sea connected by the nature! Mesmerizing views!

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Full Day Tour In Setúbal

Come to know one of the most beautiful bays in the world!

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Arrábida 8 Hours Tour

Visit the most beautiful places of the natural park of arrábida, the fishing village of sesimbra and get to know the delights of the local gastronomy!

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Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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