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Cabo Espichel Tours and Activities

Cabo Espichel
Known for its wild, untamed landscape, Cabo Espichel is a southwestern headland in the Setúbal District. The cape meets the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean with dramatic, high-rising cliffs and a wind-blown, barren landscape. Atop the cliffs lies raw, isolated countryside, and many visitors describe the area as mysterious and spiritual. 

Beyond the incredible scenery, the cape is home to ruins, fossils and other sights. At the water’s edge there’s a lighthouse, offering great views of the seascape. Also perched at the edge of a cliff is a small, simple white chapel, with the deep blue ocean as its backdrop. 

There’s also the Santuário de Nossa Senhora, a baroque-style church, built in 1707. The main structure has been well maintained, with original tiles and stonework, and the surrounding area has ruins to explore. But the sights at Cape Espichel go even farther back then the 18th century—the area is also home to several sets of fossilized dinosaur footprints that are visible on the side of a cliff. The footprints are estimated to be 145 to 150 million years old. 

Practical Info

The best way to visit Cape Espichel is by renting a car or taking a guided day trip. Cape Espichel is about 25 miles (40 km) from the city of Setúbal and 9 miles (14 km) from Sesimbra. Along the way, visitors will pass through small villages, rolling hills, grazing sheep, and other picturesque countryside scenes.
Address: Cabo Espichel, Portugal
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Cabo Espichel

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Sport Fishing Tour - All Inclusive

Sport Fishing Tour - All Inclusive

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Enjoy a day of deep sea fishing off of Portugal’s Sesimbra Coast on this experiential tour. Meet your crew at the Sesimbra Harbor, then try your luck at catching mackerel, red snapper or sea bream and learn proper baiting techniques. Along the journey, you’ll see the Arrabida and National Sea Reserve, Espichel Cape and hidden beaches and coves.
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  • 5 hours
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Sesimbra And Espichel Grotto Tour

Sesimbra And Espichel Grotto Tour

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Espichel Cape is famous for its geological wealth and country’s unique limestone formations. In this boat tour we’ll depart from Sesimbra to Espichel Cape and, along our tour, we’ll visit the caves and geological formations that cover this coast. We’ll visit Tamboril grotto with its zenithal lighting and crystal clear water, Frade grotto entrance – one of the biggest cave formations and galleries or the “Mesas”, geological formations made by marine erosion. We’ll end our boat tour to the Sesimbra´s caves with a visit to the monumental Arco da Pombeira grotto in Espichel Cape walls and to the “Bifa”, a singular geological formation at the cape’s feet, where we can see the sea being expelled as if it was a geyser. On return we’ll stop for some snorkeling or SUP in Baleeira bay crystal clear waters!
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  • 2 hours
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$49.17
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Tour Sesimbra / Cabo Espichel / Aldeia Meco

Tour Sesimbra / Cabo Espichel / Aldeia Meco

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Traditional Portuguese village, wonderful landscapes of the natural park of Arrábida, historical monuments, different beaches
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  • 4 hours
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Arrábida wine, cheese and tiles

Arrábida wine, cheese and tiles

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This is a personalized service available for small groups in a luxury classic car, classic jeep 4x4 or a confortable mini van with air condicioned, tailored to suit your specific needs and wishes, always accompanied by graduated and experienced guides.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Adventure in Arrábida Natural Park

Private Adventure in Arrábida Natural Park

This is a Private Group Tour for a maximum of 8 participants making it unique and combining our expertise in the area of Arrábida Natural Park with your search for adventure by water or by land. The one and only experience that will guide you along the entire Natural Park from start to end and where you can choose your preferred activity. Have you ever wanted to Kayak in the ocean in between amazing landscapes? Paddle boarding close to water caves and secluded beaches? Hike to the top of a mountain and down to an empty beach? We can help you do that! This is a tailor made day for you and your group and we will design it together. Come and enjoy nature in a very exclusive way.
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  • 9 hours
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Sesimbra Beach & Cave Tour

Sesimbra Beach & Cave Tour

Discovering Ribeira do Cavalo: A session of swimming along 3km through the coves of the coast of Sesimbra. Then we will have lunch in a typical restaurant, where you will taste some of the local delicacies.
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  • 9 hours
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Sesimbra Abandoned Cape Tour

Sesimbra Abandoned Cape Tour

Discovering Cabo de Ares: A session of swimming along 5km through the coves of the coast of Sesimbra. After conquering Cabo de Ares, we will have lunch in a typical restaurant, where you will taste some of the region’s delicacies. Then we’ll take a little walk in Cabo Espichel.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Full Day Tour to the Wonders of Arrábida

Private Full Day Tour to the Wonders of Arrábida

An area so close to Lisbon that it hides unimaginable wonders. Serra da Arrábida, nicknamed by several as the Paraíso de Portugal. Come and discover landscapes, monuments and secrets hidden in our company. Enjoy our tour in a comfortable, relaxing and 100% flexible way.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Snorkeling - Discovery the Marine Park

Snorkeling - Discovery the Marine Park

Supervised by a specialized guide, Snorkeling is a great activity to discover the Prof.Luìz Saldanha Marine Park, an area of thriving biodiversity where over 1350 different species have already been identified. This is the marine area of the Arrábida Natural Park (established 1998), with a 38kms long rocky coastline stretching from the “Figueirinha” beach, by the mouth of the Sado river to the “Foz” beach, North of the “ Cabo Espichel”.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$62.19
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