Costa de Caparica Travel Guide
Costa de Caparica
cabana fechada para inverno
watching a fishing boat come in
Things to Do
Hotel Residencial Colibri
2 Reviews and 6 Opinions I stayed in this hotel on the last week of September and the first week of October 2011. The service...
Copacabana: prato do dia
A prato do dia (dish of the day) is always a good option for lunch. We rented an apartment and ate out very rarely here, but liked Copacabana. Good pastries as well.Careful with the appetizers, though: if you touch them all (olives, bread, cheese etc.) you can end up being...
Via Caparica: Family run restaurant
This restaurant is nothing to look at and is on the main shopping street in Caparica BUT it caught our eye as the place was buzzing with seemingly local people. The waiter was about 18 years old and was funny friendly and very helpful.We came a couple of times and both time...
TST buses take you to Lisbon and to neighbouring places such as Almada or Cacilhas. It is cheaper if you buy tickets in advance (e.g., from the kiosk on Praça da Liberdade nearest the main road, or from Papelaria Hlucha, near the bus stop for Lisbon).The bus will take you to...
From South bank of the Tagus river you can get to the center of Lisbon by ferry for just 0.74 EuroCents for one way.
Stops 18 and 19
The little open carriage train that stops off at the beaches along the 10 kms of beach has about 21 stops. Stops 18 and 19 are for nudists and gays. So if you want a family day out I suggest you avoid these stops or you might see more than you bargained for. We got off at stop 21 in case you wondered!!!!
Written Nov 26, 2006
Fishing boats and a day's haul
Costa de Caparica is still very much a small fishing community, and when your timing is right, you may just catch the fishing boats coming in with their loadful of catch at the end of the day. We were in Costa one nice October afternoon when some fishermen were hauling in their net and put in a quite a mound of sardines mainly, with a squid now and then and some bigger fish appearing, right there on the sand. They were just about to put them in the regulation orange plastic containers, but were also selling to those who cared to get some very live, fat sardines for so cheap, the fishermen didn't even bother to weigh them. We got ourselves a couple of bags full, and had them grilled immediately. The leftovers we made into escabeche, which is to first fry them (in batter, preferably), and to marinade them after in vinegar, spices, and olive oil. It becomes even better, the longer it stays in this marinade.
Written Apr 15, 2010
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Praia da Rainha-best beach
It´s mean´s queen of the beaches and it really is !Great restaurant ,not expensive,nice music...sangria and caipirinha cocktails....mmmm.. oh my god!!
Clean wather and very plesant people...
Exactly blue skies and beaches...
Beaches not crowded at each beach extreme (São João or next to nude beach)
My adolescent years, summer memories and good friends lost forever...
crowded up north
Just to reiterate, the beaches closest to Lisbon are the most crowded. It's a chaotic, wild, smelly zoo full of tan-bodied people.
...or instead of partaking in sports, you can opt to just lie underneath a colorful beach umbrella. Plenty of obnoxious beach-vendors will be more than willing to sell you one!
room to play sports
The less-populated beaches are wide enough to cater to a variety of beach sports. Football, volleyball, paddleball, you name it.
praia do castelo
this stretch of beach lacks all the hype of the northern beaches. the beach is WIDE, vast, and relatively clean.
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