Lisbon and Arrabida Nature park
Lisbon and Arrabida Nature Park
Lisbon is a city that never fails to capture the hearts of visitors from all over the world. With its vibrant culture, beautiful architecture and charming streets, it is no wonder tourists flock to this Portuguese capital.
However, there is more to Lisbon than meets the eye. Behind the popular tourist spots lies a wealth of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. From quaint neighbourhoods to breathtaking viewpoints, Lisbon’s off-the-beaten-path destinations offer a unique perspective that will make your trip unforgettable.
Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or just looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, combining a city visit to Lisbon with adventure activities in the Arrabida Nature Park certainly won’t disappoint. Get ready to experience Lisbon and the Arrabida Natural Park like a local and discover the most amazing hidden gems of these places.
The best neighbourhoods to discover hidden treasures
When it comes to discovering hidden treasures in Lisbon, there are several neighbourhoods worth visiting. One of the best neighbourhoods to explore is the Graça district. This district has an authentic Portuguese atmosphere and offers great views of the city from the Miradouro da Graça. Another district worth exploring is Alfama, one of the city’s oldest districts. Here you will find narrow streets, colourful houses and some of the city’s best traditional Fado music clubs. The Bairro Alto district is also a good choice if you are looking for hidden treasures. Here you will find some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, as well as some interesting boutiques and art galleries.
Alternative places to eat and drink in Lisbon
Although Lisbon is known for its delicious food and drink, there are also a number of alternative places to eat and drink that are worth exploring. One such place is the LX Factory, a former industrial site that has been converted into a creative hub with some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. Another alternative place to eat and drink is Mercado de Campo de Ourique, an indoor market with some of the city’s best local food and drinks.
For those who like to go out with a local guide, Tugar arranges exclusive sightseeing with an English-speaking guide.
Arrabida Nature Park, an essential destination
Looking for a destination that offers the best of both worlds? Then come to the Arrabida Nature Park. This beautiful coastal park, just a short drive from Lisbon, has breathtaking beaches, rugged mountains and everything in between. Whether you are a beach bum or an avid hiker, Arrabida has something for everyone. With crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking, as well as towering cliffs and lush green forests waiting to be explored, this natural wonderland is truly an essential destination for anyone wanting to experience the beauty of Portugal’s outdoors. So why not escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural splendour of this park? Trust us, you won’t regret it.
History and geography of the Arrabida nature park
Located on Portugal’s Setúbal peninsula, the park has a rich history dating back to the 15th century. Established in 1976, the park covers about 110 square kilometres. Including the Serra da Arrabida, a mountain range that stretches along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There are also a number of small islands off the coast, including the island of Galapinhos, which has been named the most beautiful beach in Europe.
Flora and fauna of the Arrabida nature park
The natural park is home to an impressive variety of flora and fauna. The park has more than 1,000 plant species and more than 200 bird species. There are also several species of mammals, including foxes, genets and wild boars. The park also has a number of protected species, including the Iberian lynx and Bonelli’s eagle.
Activities to do in the Arrabida Nature Park
There are plenty of activities to do in the park, including coasteering, dolphin spotting, cave visits, kayaking and snorkeling. In addition, the park has more than 40 marked hiking trails and there are several cycling routes running through the park. The park also has several vantage points with stunning views of the mountains and coastline.
Both in Lisbon itself and in the natural park, we can offer accommodation that will make a fine base for your holiday.
For more information on the different activities, click on the Pick&Mix page.
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