Costa da Caparica Portugal

The Costa da Caparica coastline is a stunning continuous beach that extends for over 30km along the length of the Setubal Peninsular. The major resort town is to the north of the peninsular and is also called Costa da Caparica. The resort is popular with Portuguese tourists who flock here during the summer months either on holiday or as a day trip from Lisbon.

As the resort is aimed for the Portuguese tourists it provides exceptional value and has a lively atmosphere during the summer season. Along the coastline are small and funky bars with each with it's own unique vibe and late night beach parties. The Costa da Caparica is not a traditional or characterful beach resort but it is great fun especially for a short break. Let us at show to you this town.

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Why Visit the Costa da Caparica?

This exceptional beach is Europe’s longest continuous sandy shoreline and, as facing the powerful Atlantic Ocean, is a paradise for sun worshipers and water sport junkies alike. The northern edge of the Costa da Caparica is busy during the summer months as Lisbon’s population descends to the golden sands by day or the numerous bars and clubs during the night. The coastline becomes less developed (and thus less crowded) the further south that you travel.

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Another stunning beach close to Lisbon

For those tourists with their own transport will find the final third of Costa da Caparica lies with the Arriba Fóssil da Costa nature reserve and whole vast sections of the beach remain deserted even during the summer months. The stunning and varied area of Costa da Caparica can be easily visited as part of any short break or holiday to Lisbon. For a guide on traveling to Costa da Caparica from Lisbon please click here.

Costa da Caparica City

The city of Costa da Caparica appears as a typical Mediterranean beach resort with large white washed hotels and apartment blocks but the area is focused towards Lisbon’s residence more than international travelers. This means prices are reasonable while the atmosphere is family orientated and more relaxed.

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Costa da Caparica is referred to as a city but it only has a permanent population of just over 13,000 and was only designated as a city in December 2004. There are much better resort towns in Portugal but the city of Costa da Caparica is less than 20km from Lisbon airport and is situated on the northern end of Europe’s largest beaches.

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