Lisbon and its region
Why You Will Want to Visit Lisbon!
Covering an area that extends roughly from Leiria to Setúbal, and with its epicentre in the capital, the Lisbon Region has all kinds of attractions for those who want to relax.
The beaches are all excellent ones with a mild climate. If you enjoy a lie-in in the mornings, you can stay further to the north, where sometimes the various resorts are shrouded in early morning mist: São Pedro de Moel, São Martinho do Porto, with its beautiful bay, Foz do Arelho, or even Santa Cruz and Ericeira.
Further south are the beautiful beaches of Azenhas do Mar, Praia das Maçãs, Praia Grande and Guincho, and all those along the Estoril coast. After this, you must cross over the River Tagus to the popular and lively beaches of Costa da Caparica, followed by the more graceful ones of Arrábida or the Tróia Peninsula. The northern waves are greatly appreciated by fans of surfing, kitesurfing and other more active sports, whilst, to the south of Lisbon, you can visit the nudist beaches of Meco or swim with dolphins close to Setúbal.
Whether you decide to go north or south, the artistic and cultural heritage that you’ll find is so vast that we cannot even begin to list it. Suffice it to say that there are several monuments classified as world heritage. But we can also tell you that you’ll find some most attractive pottery at Alcobaça and Caldas da Rainha, gastronomic festivals and wine routes all over the region, and fairs and pilgrimages, together with their accompanying festivities, in many places, especially in the summer.
Bathed in the bright light of the sun’s rays, the Lisbon region is waiting for your visit.