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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

2-day sailing from Lisbon to Sesimbra

2-day sailing from Lisbon to Sesimbra

4 max
Arrábida boat tour with dolphin watching

Arrábida boat tour with dolphin watching

10 max
3h
Arrábida swim adventure

Arrábida swim adventure

12 max
9h
Boat tour from Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel

Boat tour from Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel

12 max
2h 30m
Boat tour in Sesimbra

Boat tour in Sesimbra

12 max
2h
Boat tour to Cabo Espichel

Boat tour to Cabo Espichel

2h
Coastal canoeing in Sesimbra

Coastal canoeing in Sesimbra

15 max
4h 30m
Coastal cruise in Sesimbra

Coastal cruise in Sesimbra

12 max
2h 30m
Coastal swimming in Sesimbra

Coastal swimming in Sesimbra

12 max
9h
Coasteering in Sesimbra

Coasteering in Sesimbra

12 max
4h
Dolphin watching in Sesimbra

Dolphin watching in Sesimbra

12 max
3h
First time Eco-diving in Sesimbra

First time Eco-diving in Sesimbra

4h
Fishing in Sesimbra

Fishing in Sesimbra

5h
Half-day boat charter in Sesimbra

Half-day boat charter in Sesimbra

5 max
3h
Inflatable waterpark in Sesimbra

Inflatable waterpark in Sesimbra

1h
Private Sesimbra boat experience from Lisbon

Private Sesimbra boat experience from Lisbon

5 max
8h
Scuba discovery - try diving in Sesimbra

Scuba discovery - try diving in Sesimbra

6 max
3h
Scuba Diving in Sesimbra

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra

6 max
3h
Scuba Diving in Sesimbra - Refresh your skills

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra - Refresh your skills

6 max
4h
Seaview board in Sesimbra

Seaview board in Sesimbra

3h
Sesimbra dolphin watching

Sesimbra dolphin watching

12 max
3h
Sesimbra kayak tour

Sesimbra kayak tour

2h
Sesimbra seaview board adventure

Sesimbra seaview board adventure

10 max
2h
Sesimbra snorkeling tour

Sesimbra snorkeling tour

3h
Snorkeling in Sesimbra

Snorkeling in Sesimbra

12 max
3h
SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira

SUP in Lagoa de Albufeira

8 max
2h
SUP or kayak tour in Sesimbra - Lagoa de Albufeira

SUP or kayak tour in Sesimbra - Lagoa de Albufeira

8 max
2h
SUP tour in Sesimbra

SUP tour in Sesimbra

8 max
3h
Swim in Sesimbra with a professional guide

Swim in Sesimbra with a professional guide

12 max
9h
Volunteer and diving holiday in Sesimbra

Volunteer and diving holiday in Sesimbra

72h
Wine and sunset cruise in Arrábida

Wine and sunset cruise in Arrábida

10 max
2h

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