Something new happens everyday
There’s always something meaningful happening everyday. Either planting a tree, any special spot yet to be discovered or some new idea to be implemented. And you can participate!
When staying with us, can hand-pick fruits from the orchard, pet and feed the animals, even collecting eggs, exercise around the farm’s perimeter or just contemplate nature. In some times of the year we also seed at the greenhouse or bake bread at the wood oven.
a perfect place to get lost and find yourself again
At the orchard you’ll find around 140 fruit trees where 15 different species of fruit can be hand-picked by you and your children at season time. A comprehensive map will also help you recognize all different tree species.
The greenhouse is our tree and vegetables maternity. Where we plant seeds for our future. Bio seeds for a green future where you can join us selecting the seeds, from February to May.
The Animal Farm
At the animal farm you’ll find ducks, chickens and the all mighty rooster that wakes us up every morning, the tender rabbits or even the turkeys. Children can pet or feed them, or even help collect the daily eggs.
Baking bread at the wood oven
Once in a while we do bake our own bread at the wood oven. Have you ever baked bread? Did you ever see a wood oven at work? You can join us in the process!
Some are just contemplative, with some exercise, like walking or hiking while observing what nature has to offer. Others require some experience, or at least some vocation, like horse riding, canoeing or scuba diving. You can even go a bit radical, into coasteering, kite surfing, surfing or windsurfing. Over the last decades so many local experts developed different kinds of experiences, the list is endless. And we selected the best partners.
Walking and Hiking
The Natural Park is an amazing place to explore hiking. We use the Alltrails.com app (free), where at least 24 of the region’s best trails are identified. Take a look and set for the adventure!
You could also explore this beautiful landscape by riding a horse; trotting across tranquil mountains, riding along picturesque trails or even cantering on deserted beaches.
Discover the fauna and flora of Arrábida in all its nooks and crannies. Whether you are a beginner or have already ventured into the underwater world, many Sesimbra schools offer activities for all levels. Prepare your courses and dive trips in Arrábida!
If you are an adventurer and you like to combine sport with beautiful views you should do coasteering in the Arrábida coastline; hiking, high water jumps, land cave exploration, scuba diving, rock climbing.. Dare to jump into the crystal waters of the Arrábida Natural Park!
Feel in symbiosis with nature, discover the paradisiacal beaches of Galapinhos, Galapos, Coelhos, Portinho, Pilotos, Alpertuche or the emblematic Anicha Island and exercise yourself! It is a perfect sport to do as a family with the kids, or with a group of friends.
Windsurf, Kite Surf and Surf
Go into the wild waves by the wind. This type of sport will bring out your most adventurous and wildest soul. The Arrábida offers a variety of possibilities to have fun, in and on the water. You can surf, kite, wake, sail and sup. You can choose the watersport according to your level, preference and the current conditions.
Culture and Gastronomy
The Arrábida region is also known for its cultural and gastronomical heritage. XV century castles, the Arrábida Monastery or the Quinta da Bacalhoa Palace are just a few of the amazing historical places you can visit.
Arrábida’s essential natural vegetation supports a wide variety of animal life; Arrábida is home for more than 250 species of birds. The thick Mediterranean scrub finds favour with Sardinian and Dartford warblers. and other species including a peregrine, rock dove, alpine and pallid swifts, black redstart and blue rock thrush.
Convento da Arrábida
Explore the life of the park through its history. The convent was founded in 1542 by Friar Martinho de Santa Maria and is located in the mountains with incredible views of the ocean. Without a doubt a perfect place for meditation and contemplative life.
Cabo Espichel & Dinosaur footprints
If you want to explore even further into the centuries of Arrabida’s history you should see the Dinosaur footprints. Some of the best-preserved dinosaur footprints of Europe are located on the jagged cliffs of Cabo Espichel coastline. It is fascinating to realize that these prints span a time of almost 50 million years.
Castles — Palmela, Setúbal, Sesimbra
Guided tours are organized to visit the villages of Arrabida’s three castles: Palmela, Sesimbra and Setúbal. All set in strategic geographic points that have been key to the region’s importance and the country’s progress through the ages.
Discover the most idyllic beaches in the Lisbon region, protected by the mountains and blessed by the sea with calmer waters. Look for lost beaches in the slopes of the serra, with long golden sandy shores between the transparent blue of the sea and the lush green of the mountain: Galapinhos, Galápos, Coelhos, Creiro…
Discover Arrábida’s gastronomy and wines. The region’s microclimate and landscapes create amazing conditions for some of the most tasteful wines and the amazing Moscatel. Combine it with Azeitão’s cheese or the most tasteful grilled fresh fish or meat, and you’ll be delighted. Not to forget the typical delicatessen…