This section of coastline south of Lisbon curves along the peninsula formed by the Serra Arrabida. Its charming landscape and beautiful beaches have remained untouched by tourism. However, it is frequented by the residents of Lisbon, who especially like to come on weekends.
Mountain wilderness with diverse vegetation and a view of the sea
The Parque Natural da Serra da Arrábida is a mountain wilderness with a rich diversity of plant life, including wild olive trees, holm oaks and myrtles. The best place to start when exploring the park is in the vicinity of Portinho. From there, you can continue on to the Convento de Novo da Arrábida, a 16th-century monastery, and then on to the 500-meter-high Alto do Formonsinho with its magnificent scenic overlook.