Serra da arrabida

serra da arrabida

What to do in Serra da Arrábida?

Serra da Arrábida is a natural park since 1976 with an area of 10 521 hectares and with an altitude going up to 501 metres. In addition to the beaches and the beautiful landscapes, this park is a safe haven for various rare animal species; you can also discover some amazing caves here.

Where is Parque Natural da Arrábida?

The Parque Natural da Arrábida (Arrabida Natural Park), covers two regions; the much larger Serra de Arrabida (the hills between Setubal, Palmela and Sesimbra) and the Cabo Espichel coastline (from Sesimbra to the Cape Espichel headland). This article focuses on the Serra de Arrabida, for a guide to the Cabo Espichel, please see this article.

Where is the Serra da arabida?

The Serra da Arabida is the located on the border north from the river Sado, so is the highest point of the Serra at 501 meters of altitude with his own climate and flora.

What to do in Portinho da Arrábida?

In Portinho da Arrábida you have numerous options to entertain yourself. At the beach, you can rent a paddleboard or a kayak and go for an excursion with a professional guide. You can also try snorkelling and scuba diving, and since the water is transparent, you have a big chance to see some pretty, colourful fish.

Why visit the Arrábida region?

The Arrábida region, 30 minutes from Lisbon, is a surprise to all those who visit. After crossing the Tagus and before reaching the River Sado, the hills, sea and land come together in these three magical and enchanting places where history is written in the stones and the quality of life can be felt in the air.

What to do in Sesimbra?

From the castle you can admire the village, the sea and Serra da Arrábida. After visiting the castle, go to the historic centre to discover Santiago Fortress (Rua da Fortaleza, 39, Sesimbra) and eat a delicious fresh fish dish in one of the restaurants you’ll find in the village and then get some tan in one of the beaches.

What is the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park?

The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida) covers an area of over 100 square kilometres and is only about a 30 minute drive south from the capital city of Lisbon. It was given protected status as a national park in 1976 to preserve its natural beauty.

Where can I see the Arrábida in Portugal?

Perhaps the best viewing spot is Miradouro do Norte. From here, you can see across the valley, past ridges and over to Lisbon on a clear day. View from Miradouro do Norte, Serra da Arrábida Natural Park, Portugal.

How long does it take to hike the Serra da Arrabida?

There is a challenging hiking trail to the summit of Formosinho, the highest point of the Serra da Arrabida at 500m. The return hike takes around two hours, and the path begins at the Convento da Arrábida. A difficult hike but stunning views at the top.

What is Arrábida?

Deriving from the Arabic for a place of prayer, Arrábida is a rich coastal landscape comprised of a mosaic of orchards, vineyards, pastures dotted with historic military and religious architecture, small settlements, farm houses and vacation homes.

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