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Costa da Caparica

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Costa de Caparica is in Lisbon Region.

Costa de Caparica is located near the Tagus river's mouth, near Almada, just 10km south of Lisbon. It is well known for its extensive beach - the largest contiguous beach in Portugal, spanning approximately 30 kilometres.


Part of the municipality of Almada, Costa da Caparica is a typical Portuguese beach town. It is surrounded by the Arriba Fóssil, a magnificent set of rock cliffs and is easily accessible from both Lisbon and Almada.

The town center is not very interesting, but provides some great seafood restaurants and shopping.

But the real gems are to be found on one of the 20+ beaches in the Area - most of them have bars and surf schools that are open all year round.


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As with the rest of Portugal, Portuguese is the main language in Lisbon. However, most younger people know enough English for basic communication, and it is possible to get by speaking only English. Spanish is widely understood, though few are fluent in it, and many locals will respond more readily to English than to Spanish. Nevertheless, any attempt to speak Portuguese is always appreciated, and even simple things like basic greetings will often draw smiles and encouragement from locals.

Get in[edit]

Directions from Lisbon:

By car[edit]

Cross the 25 de Abril bridge southwards; the first exit on the left is well signalled and will lead you straight to the town. To return through the same bridge, you will have to pay a toll (currently 1.85 euro)

By train[edit]

no direct train; when in Lisbon, in the Entrecampos area, you may catch a train that will take you across the bridge to Pragal / Almada. There, you will need to take a bus from the station to Caparica.

By bus[edit]

[21] - buses to Caparica depart frequently from Praça de Espanha (153), Praça do Areeiro (161) passing through Alcântara, ir from Marquês do Pombal (155) . If you are staying in Belém, you may also consider taking a Ferryboat to Trafaria and then a bus towards Costa da Caparica.

Directions from Almada: Take bus 124 or 135 from Cacilhas (every 30 minutes)

Get around[edit]

If you feel like a break from surfing, Lisbon is less than half an hour away. By car, just cross the 25 de Abril bridge. Buses take you to Alcantara and Praça de Espanha (153 bus) or to Areeiro (161 bus). You can combine the bus (183 to Trafaria) and the ferry [22], to get to Belém. For something unusual, there is a rent-a-bike place [23]. You can cycle to Trafaria, and board the ferry to Belém, where cycling is ideal to get you to downtown Lisbon (Baixa).

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Costa de Caparica is a perfect base for those looking for surfing on the spectacular Costa de Caparica coast, just across the river from Lisbon.

There is amazing white sandy beaches that stretch over 30km, ready to be explored.

Costa de Caparica is a surfer's heaven. From perfect point-breaks to fun and fast beach-breaks you find it all here. Breaks in a small swell and will hold good size.

There are several surf schools in the vicinity, as well as cafés, restaurants (great for seafood!), supermarkets, a chemist and bars galore. Language should not be a problem as most people know enough English for basic communication.

Along the beaches there is train "TRANSPRAIA" [24] (first train 09.00H, last train 19.00H, every 1/2 hour). From Costa de Caparica to Praia da Riviera, one way €2,50, return €4,50. From Costa de Caparica to Fonte da Telha, one way €4,50, return €7,50 (between 4 and 10 years old, half ticket).

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  • Restaurante Napoli, Rua das Flores 1 2825 Costa de Caparica Portugal, +351 21 290 3197. Cuisines: Italian $15 - $23.  edit
  • Restaurante Spianata di Mare, [1]. Cuisines: Portuguese $25 - $44.  edit
  • Restaurante O Pipo, [2]. Cuisines: Portuguese $12 - $37.  edit
  • Restaurante Delicias da praia. Cuisines: Seafood  edit
  • Restaurante O Barbas, Praia do Barbas/CDS, Apoios de Praia 13, 12 e 11, +351 21 291 3089, [3]. Cuisines: Portuguese  edit
  • Restaurante Unik Lounge, [4]. Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood, Tapas $9 - $26.  edit
  • Restaurante Os Parafusos, [5]. Cuisines: Portuguese  edit
  • Restaurante Borda D'Agua, Praia da Morena s/n 2825 Costa de Caparica, +351 21 297 5213, [6]. Cuisines: Portuguese  edit
  • Restaurante Sabor a Mexico, [7]. Cuisines: Mexican $13 - $39.  edit
  • Restaurante Carolina do Aires, Av. General Humberto Delgado 9, +351 21 290 0124, [8].  edit
  • Restaurante Los Cubanos, [9]. Cuisines: Cuban  edit
  • Restaurante Restaurante Horizonte, [10].  edit
  • Restaurante Cabana do Pescador, Praia da Cabana do Pescador 2825-491 Costa de Caparica, +351 21 296 2152, [11].  edit
  • Restaurante Praia Da Rainha, Praia da Rainha 2825-308, +351 964 499 882, [12]. 08:00–20:00.  edit
  • Pizzaria Verde Amarelo, Av. General Humberto Delgado 3, loja 4 2825-278 Costa de Caparica, +351 21 290 5149, [13]. 12:00–23:00.  edit
  • Restaurante Primavera, Rua dos Pescadores 6, +351 21 290 2179.  edit
  • Restaurante Atlântico, Av. General Humberto Delgado, 9C, 21 2900610.  edit
  • Restaurante Primoroso, Av. General Humberto Delgado,9-B, 212914383.  edit
  • Restaurante Calafate, Rua D. Francisco Inácio, 21, 21 2914482, [14].  edit
  • Restaurante Europamar, Av. General Humberto Delgado, 5D, 21 2902347, [15].  edit
  • Restaurante O Lavrador, Av. General Humberto Delgado, 7D, 21 2904383.  edit
  • Restaurante O Tasco do Nana, Rua Manuel S. Costa, 5B, 21 2913638, [16].  edit
  • Restaurante Pata Roxa, Av. General Humberto Delgado, 23A, 21 2918644, [17].  edit
  • Tony's Burger & Pizza, Rua Movimento das Forças Armadas 9, [18].  edit
  • O Marreta, Av. General Humberto Delgado, 25, 21 2901745, [19].  edit

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  • Costa da Caparica accommodation, avenida Dr. Aresta Branco, n° 19 (10 km South Lisbon), (), [20]. Accommodation up to 4 peoples, available all year round. 300€-400€ weekly. (38.6427771,-9.2322278) edit

Stay safe[edit]

Waves can be very high and fast. Each year these waves claim the lives of swimmers at some stretches. In December 2013, 6 students were drawn into the sea. their bodies came ashore later. Boats are known to capsize in waves that can reach 4 to 5 meters high. Be careful and ask around before you go swimming

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