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Costa da Caparica: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisbon Surf Experience

1. Lisbon Surf Experience

Experience the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean on a half-day or full-day surf adventure from Lisbon, and discover some of the most beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots for beginners or advanced surfers just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from the city center. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of surfing experience. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skill set. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed.

Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

2. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

3. Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

Head to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River flows into the sea. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are listed as a Protected Landscape. Book this 5-hour program and treat your body and mind to a special day on the Portuguese coast. Your day begins with a one-hour yoga workshop with a certified instructor who will guide in order to experience deep relaxation through simple movements and repetitions. After stretching and relaxing the body and mind, receive a two-hour surf lesson with all the equipment provided along with video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed. This active tour offers the perfect opportunity to see a beautiful part of Portugal while learning or practicing two healthy and fun activities.

Lisbon Bodyboard Experience

4. Lisbon Bodyboard Experience

Surf in some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of amazing natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of bodyboarding experience. Full bodyboard equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage, so you can check out your technique and make any necessary adjustments. The 4-hour tour options include one 2-hour bodyboarding session; the 8-hour tour option includes two 2-hour bodyboarding sessions, as well as time for lunch.

Sintra: 2-Hour Group Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

5. Sintra: 2-Hour Group Surf Lesson at Praia Grande

Have an expert assess your surfing level on shore to see if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer. Set targets according to the surfer's levels and the conditions of the sea/surf. Practice some technical and specific work according to the group or surfer's level on the sand. Work on the acquisition of skills and the necessary technique to progress in different levels. Get expert instruction from high-quality coaches that know how to work according to the characteristics of the beach, the surf, and the safety rules. Experience a 2 hours Surf lesson in the amazing Sintra beaches. An Experienced Coach will manage a small group with a maximum 5 surfers, each surfer will be included in a group formed according to ages and levels, to make sure all the group evolutes in the same context. All the equipment will also be adapted to your level in order to turn the experience as easier and fun as possible. The beach and time of the lesson can also be adapted to each group, to make sure you can take the best profit of each lesson in a safe un fun experience. If we need to move to a different beach we will take in our van with no extra cost. We are locals from Sintra beaches Praia Grande and Praia das Maçãs, but we are also licenced to Carcavelos and Costa da Caparica. This way we can always have good conditions to all surfers.

Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

6. Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

Travel from the Lisbon Zoo, taking in views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. You will be provided with surf equipment and meet your instructor before beginning your surf experience.  After surfing take a break and visit a sunny fisherman village. Here, you will be given the opportunity to taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy. Marvel at the views of the spectacular protected landscapes and historical monuments in Arrábida Natural Park. After, enjoy a wine tasting in a historic cellar in one of the richest wine regions in Portugal, Setúbal.

Almada: Group Kitesurfing Lesson

7. Almada: Group Kitesurfing Lesson

South Adventures is one of the first kiteboarding schools in Portugal, teaching since 2004 with more than 30 thousand hours of teaching experience. Lisbon is an ideal location for your kite surfing holidays with beautiful white sandy beaches and two perfect shallow water lagoons near-by, suitable for all levels from beginners to experts and with a windy season from April till end of September but normally we have wind all year-round. Learn this amazing sport with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a great kitesurf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you a stunning experience no matter your level. Lessons for all levels. Everything you may need for your perfect kitesurf vacation is included such as the equipment and amazing conditions to improve and develop your skills.  These 3-hour based kitesurf lessons will take place in Costa da Caparica or at a Lagoon nearby, depending on the conditions, always looking for the best and safest conditions for you. This lessons are normally after 12h/13h as its when the wind starts to pickup.

Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

8. Costa da Caparica: Bodyboard Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on bodyboard adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just a 10 to 30-minute drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Enjoy bodyboarding at some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Discover the beautiful Costa da Caparica where the Tejo River flows into the ocean, with a coastline that receives swells of all kinds. Use all required bodyboard equipment and wetsuits provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Lisbon: Cabo da Roca & Sintra Helicopter Tour

9. Lisbon: Cabo da Roca & Sintra Helicopter Tour

Combining points of interest from different routes, this is one of the most beautiful and complete tours in the Lisbon region, offering you different breathtaking landscapes. Departing from our heliport, follow the entire Cascais coastline before marveling at the impressive and dramatic views of Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, from where you will depart inland to fall in love with the romantic palaces of Sintra. Admire the magnificent storybook palaces of Sintra from above on a private 30-minute helicopter flight from Lisbon. Once a playground for Lisbon’s royalty, Sintra’s lush hillsides are home to several extravagant royal abodes. Witness the architectural icons in all their glory as you soar through the air, passing the candy-colored Pena National Palace and the remarkable 18th-century Queluz National Palace, which is often compared to Versailles. Travel in style and comfort on your own private flight. After you will return to the heliport - facing the Tagus estuary and the City of Lisbon with Caparica Beaches at your right and the 25Th April bridge on the horizon - where you will land close to the Port Authority Control Tower a Pritzker Architectural Award.

To/ From Lisbon Airport: Costa da Caparica Private Transfer

10. To/ From Lisbon Airport: Costa da Caparica Private Transfer

Book a private transfer from the Lisbon Airport to your Costa da Caparica hotel, or a departure transfer in the other direction. This one way, 45 minute service is priced for up to 3 passengers. Transfers for 1 to 3 passengers are by car and for 4 to 8 passengers by modern 8 passenger vehicle. Service is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. On arrival at the airport, after you have collected your luggage, you will find the driver waiting in the arrivals hall holding a sign with the name of the lead traveler. From this point, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable drive to your destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. Listen to some soft music or you can ask the experienced driver about restaurants, sightseeing or other activities of interest. During your stay in Costa da Caparica, you can also schedule private chauffeured transportation with a wide range of vehicles available.

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What people are saying about Costa da Caparica

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 286 reviews

Five of us booked two days of surfing and it was great! The guides left us in our group and took their time for questions and explanations. Half of our group had no surfing experience and that was accommodated and we had great fun! The guides are also very attentive and share great tips for Lisbon. Highly recommended and definitely needs to be repeated!

The surfing experience was wonderful, we had such a great time and fell in love with surfing immediately. Pedro and Nuno were such amazing instructors and surf buddies. I recommend this experience to everyone!

Both instructors were very helpful especially for first time surfers. They have years of experience and even provided local food and drink recommendations for your trip In Portugal. Would definitely go again!

Amazing experience! The instructor was very prepared and helpful to correct mistakes to get the best from this experience

A great first surfing experience, the team was on top, super communicative, we had a great time!