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Experience Sesimbra

Sesimbra is becoming more and more popular among travelers from all over the world. With its long-stretched sandy beaches and the proximity to the beautiful Serra da Arrábida natural park, visitors have a lot to choose from. You can visit the city on a day trip from Lisbon, which is only 40 minutes away.

Diving is one of the top things to do, and it’s one of the best spots in all of Portugal for diving and snorkeling. If you decide to go scuba diving, be ready to explore an amazing underwater world with caves, wrecks and beautiful reefs all around you.

If you rather stay above sea level, you can embark on one of the fun boat tours, go dolphin watching or even fishing. After the fresh sea breeze, you’ll be happy to know that this city is a true seafood paradise.

  • Our favorite beach: Ribeira do Cavalo Beach
  • Our favorite restaurant: Praia Mar
  • Our favorite boat tour: Fishing 
  • Our favorite watersport: Scuba Diving 

Getting around 

If you’re visiting Sesimbra, most likely you’re traveling from Lisbon. The easiest way to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra are our transfers, which start at 25€ per person and pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in Lisbon or a central meeting point. You can book your transfer while booking your watersport or boat tour.

Busses take about an hour and cost you 4,35€ to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra. You can also get from Lisbon to Sesimbra by train, which is longer and a bit more expensive than catching the bus. If you’re with more people, you can go by taxi (or Uber or Bolt - cheaper and safer in our opinion). This takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic, and prices start at about 30€. You can read more about the options to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra in this article.

In the city itself, you can do everything on foot. Be prepared for some climbs and maybe even some hikes to secluded beaches ;)

Best things to do during your stay

There are many things to do. It’s a paradise for active sea-lovers.

Day trip to Lisbon

As we mentioned in the section before, it’s rather easy to travel in between Lisbon and Sesimbra. Therefore, if you’re staying in the city for your holidays, we recommend a day-trip to the Capital city to taste some Portuguese culture.

Boat tours

Boat tours are a great way to explore the stunning coastline of the Arrábida Nature Park. Boat tours start at 27€ per person for a 2-hour tour. A boat tour to the emblematic Cape Espichel is also a nice idea. If you prefer a full-day boat experience, you can rent this boat with space for up to 5 guests and your private skipper. This is a unique private tour to enjoy the beaches of the region at your own pace. 

The dolphins tours are a must for nature-loving families. And if you like fishing, we have great day trip during your stay in Lisbon. Join this fishing tour with local fishermen!

Watersports

Regarding watersports, our big news is the AquaJump Park right in front of Praia da California, in the center of the town. The Nature Park of Arrábida is the ideal spot for active nature lovers. For the ones who like being under the sea level, we have snorkeling or diving tours.
If you prefer to stay above the sea level, we recommend the coasteering for the most adventurous ones and a kayak or SUP tour to explore the coastline in a more relaxed way.

Enjoy some of the freshest seafood of Portugal

The city is known for its great seafood and fresh fish. Being historically strongly connected to the fishing industry, it’s normal that you can find the freshest fish and seafood. We recommend restaurant Praia Mar in the city center for delicious meal of seafood and grilled fish. A more affordable and basic, but equally delicious option is Formiga

Whatever you decide to do during your holiday, we promise you will love this part of the Lisbon area! Raw nature and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.

Our boat tours and watersports in Sesimbra

Arrábida boat tour with dolphin watching

Arrábida boat tour with dolphin watching

This Arrábida boat tour with dolphin watching is the best way to explore the paradisiacal beach...

Boat tour in Sesimbra

Boat tour in Sesimbra

This boat tour in Sesimbra is one of the best ways to explore the stunning coastline of wonderf...

Boat tour to Cabo Espichel

Boat tour to Cabo Espichel

If you’re staying in or around Sesimbra, this boat tour to Cabo Espichel is the best way to vis...

Coastal canoeing in Sesimbra

Coastal canoeing in Sesimbra

Canoeing in Sesimbra allows you to be in perfect harmony with nature by observing, smelling, to...

Coasteering in Sesimbra

Coasteering in Sesimbra

Coasteering in Sesimbra is a great way to explore the coast of the Arrábida region. You’ll be s...

Dolphin watching in Sesimbra

Dolphin watching in Sesimbra

Dolphin watching in Sesimbra is a boat tour that’s among the most popular things to do in Sesim...

First time Eco-diving in Sesimbra

First time Eco-diving in Sesimbra

This experience is not a normal scuba diving activity, but it’s the perfect opportunity to comb...

Fishing in Sesimbra

Fishing in Sesimbra

Holidays in Sesimbra? If you like fishing, this boat trip with fishing in Sesimbra is for you. ...

Half-day boat charter in Sesimbra

Half-day boat charter in Sesimbra

If you’re planning a city trip to Lisbon and would like to escape the crowds for a day, this bo...

Inflatable waterpark in Sesimbra

Inflatable waterpark in Sesimbra

Do you like having fun in the sea? If so, you will love this fun inflatable waterpark in Sesimb...

Private Sesimbra boat experience from Lisbon

Private Sesimbra boat experience from Lisbon

If you’re staying around the region of Lisbon and would like to escape the crowds for a day, th...

Scuba discovery - try diving in Sesimbra

Scuba discovery - try diving in Sesimbra

To go diving in Sesimbra you do not need to be an experienced diver to see and enjoy the immens...

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra

This guided tour of Scuba diving in Sesimbra will give active and certified a great experience ...

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra - Refresh your skills

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra - Refresh your skills

Get back into Scuba Diving in Sesimbra with this programm designed for inactive divers to explo...

Seaview board in Sesimbra

Seaview board in Sesimbra

Ever heard about Seaview board? Seaview board is a fun way to discover the coast of the Arrábid...

Sesimbra kayak tour

Sesimbra kayak tour

Are you ready for a Sesimbra Kayak Tour?For all of you staying in Lisbon or the region around S...

Sesimbra seaview board adventure

Sesimbra seaview board adventure

Bring your friends and family and join us on this fun 2-hour tour on a seaview board in Sesimbr...

Snorkeling in Sesimbra

Snorkeling in Sesimbra

This trip snorkeling in Sesimbra is done by boat. By boat we can take you to the best snorkelin...

SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira

SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira

During this 2-hour SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira, our experienced guides will take you to discover ...

SUP or kayak tour in Sesimbra - Lagoa de Albufeira

SUP or kayak tour in Sesimbra - Lagoa de Albufeira

Gather your friends and family and let’s enjoy the best way to finish a day: during a sunset SU...

SUP tour in Sesimbra

SUP tour in Sesimbra

Come and join us for a beautiful SUP tour in Sesimbra! Escape the city life of Lisbon and disco...

Volunteer and diving holiday in Sesimbra

Volunteer and diving holiday in Sesimbra

You can join this one week volunteer and diving holiday in Sesimbra either as an experienced di...

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