Probably you don't know, but the truth is that Lisbon, city with thousands of years of history and one of the most vibrant European capitals, is just a few kilometers from some of the best beaches for kiteboarding and stand up paddle board. Joining this to the cultural offerings throughout the year, it has everything to be your favorite destination for your vacations.
Imagine landing at the airport, South Adventures will be waiting at the airport and take you to one of the many fantastic Lisbon hotels, hostels or apartments. Don't need to worry about the gear you may bring, it will be stored and we promise to take care of as our own.
After a reinvigorating shower, you can go out and experience the amazing and world famous gastronomic offer, then, do not hesitate to dive into the streets of Chiado, Cais do Sodre, Principe Real and Bairro Alto and the dozens of bars open every door.
The next day no need to rent a car or stress with weather forecasts. At the time agreed, we will be at your doorstep for the first ride. Depending on the conditions, we can go to Costa da Caparica, Guincho, Lagoa de Albufeira, Ericeira, Peniche, Óbidos, Troia, Praia Grande or Arrábida. All of them with fantastic scenery and an hour away at most.
At the end of the day, spend some time enjoying shopping, visiting art galleries, museums, or simply relax with a glass of wine in your hand as the sun sets across the river Tagus.
The next day... repeat it again!
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the center of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain.
It offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometers away from the city center. Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine is almost always a constant feature.
Legend has it that Ulysses founded Lisbon. The name comes from "Olissipo", which has its origins in the Phoenician words "Allis Ubbo", meaning "enchanting port". Most likely it was founded by the Phoenicians and styled by the Moores which shows in the strong Arabic influences. The Moors after all, ruled it for 450 years. In the 12th century the Christians re conquered the city but it was not until the mid 13th century that Lisbon became the country's capital.
The historical neighborhoods of central Lisbon are perfect for visitors to the Portuguese capital to experience for themselves. Their culture, the history, the architecture and the people are fundamental aspects of Lisbon's identity, and those who explore them will discover their own personal map. There are so many possibilities, don't let them get away!