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Local testimonials

Francisco Lufinha

Francisco Lufinha

Kitesurfer

Lisbon

Francisco Lufinha (kitesurfer)

I was born in Lisbon, the "crop" of 83 and I believe that this is a city that has it all. I see it as a magical city, fascinating to anyone, as friendly to foreign students on Erasmus, as to the people who have lived here all their lives. I am captivated by the fusion of sensations that live here; and how the calmness of the river overlaps the urban stress. As a man of the sea, what fascinates me in Lisbon is the ease with which I can be in a meeting at one moment; and the next hour I am already kitesurfing on a beach at Costa da Caparica or Guincho. I am deeply in love with the river Tagus, where I learned to sail when I was 10; and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to luff, to dock and to come about, in various types of sailing boats. Above all, whether in the day or at night, I think you can only truly enjoy the landscape of Lisbon from aboard a sailboat. Preferably, navigate with the help of a pleasant breeze, hearing the bow cutting through the water, while drinking a fine Portuguese wine in good company. Lisbon is my home at the beach, to where after much traveling, I always return.


Recommendations

Beaches of Costa da Caparica

Beaches of Costa da Caparica

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Visit Lisbon’s most popular beaches, whether in summer or winter, and you’ll find places to suit every taste and temperament along this sun and sand-filled coast.


Beaches of Cascais

Beaches of Cascais

Take a trip to the beaches heading west out of Lisbon, along the Linha, for a swim and some sun whenever Lisbon gets too hot for sightseeing.


Beaches of Sintra

Beaches of Sintra

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Explore the most beautiful Atlantic beaches in the region, where you’re as likely to spend the day in beach shorts in the sun as a fleece in the café.


Lisbon - Cascais By Train

Lisbon - Cascais By Train

The best way to discover Lisbon and Cascais on the same trip is to catch the train and let your eyes soak up the views of the coast and the sea.


Museum of the Sea

Museum of the Sea

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In this museum of the whole sea, the various themed displays cover everything from marine biodiversity through to traditional fishing.


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