South from Lisbon, on the other side of the 25th of April bridge, stretches over 20 km of beautiful beaches. The coastal town of Costa da Caparica in summer attracts Lisboners and tourists longing for the ocean. There are plenty of good restaurants here. One of the main attractions is the possibility of practicing various water sports, for example surfing.
I like to come to Costa da Caparica also in winter. It is worth going to the beach, especially on a beautiful, sunny and windless day. Even at the weekend there are not many people, although the weather is good for relaxing walks. On the occasion of a trip to the Costa da Caparica, visit the beach of praia da Saúde, where colorful houses look joyfully from behind the dunes. Formerly fishing huts and equipment sheds, today these striped structures are holiday accommodation.
How to get to the beaches of Costa da Caparica from Lisbon:
The best way to get there is from Praça de Espanha by bus 153 or 161 Transportes Sul do Tejo (www.tsuldotejo.pt). The bus takes 30-40 minutes, crossing the 25th of April bridge
From Cais do Sodre, take the ferry to Cacilhas (www.transtejo.pt; 10-15 minutes) and from the Cacilhas Bus Station take the bus 135 to the Costa da Caparica.
The colorful Praia da Saúde beach can be reached on foot from the city center (25min walk).
This is definitely my favorite house. All wood painted white and blue, old tiles, a tiny porch. I imagine myself wrapping in a blanket in the afternoon with a cup of hot tea, sitting on a deckchair and reading my favorite authors until sunset.