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What's nearby THE SAND

Once you are settled into THE SAND it is likely that you will not want to stray too far but if you do decide to explore the local area, you will find plenty to see and do. From a short stroll to the beach or the excellent restaurant Sal or to spend a few hours at the Palafitic dock.

Bicycles I Portugal

Address:
Saida da Povoacao da Torre,
Sentido Sul |Torre,
Comporta, Portugal

Phone: +351 919 002 545

Bicycles I Portugal

Choosing to explore the Troia peninsula by bicycle allows guest to discover all the secret little corners unreached by car travellers. This wide strip of golden sand, surrounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by the Sado River is flat and very attractive to cyclists. They have 20 bikes fitted with special tyres suitable for the sandy terrain with helmets and locks included. 

Bird & Nature I Portugal

Address:
Birds & Nature Tours
Avenida do Brasil, 112
1700-074 Lisboa
Portugal

Email: booking@birds.pt

Phone: +351 913 299 990

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Bird & Nature I Portugal

Integrated into the Natural Reserve of the Sado Estuary and the Comporta is the Galé Community Project. Herdade da Comporta is a perfect example of the complexity of the environment and a wonderful place for visitors interested in exploring wildlife – particularly birdlife. The Sado Estuary is one of the most important wetlands in the country with unusually diverse natural systems [beaches and dunes, marshes, woods, forests, salt marshes and rice fields] which attract more than 200 species of birds. If interested in a private, group, photography or boat tour, Birds & Nature offers these private guide services. 

City of Lisbon I Portugal

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City of Lisbon I Portugal

If you fancy a day out in the city why not take a trip to Lisbon [1hr away] and check out the century old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way among the seven steep hills over which this city lies. Or witness the best of this bygone heritage by wandering through the Baixa District where age old herbalists, haberdashers and tailors rub shoulders in the baroque streets of this ornate city.

Meander up one of Lisbon’s loftiest hills to the Moorish Alfama neighbour­hood where sunset amber walls and dusty lanes orbit the Arabic medieval castle that looms, omnipresent, over the terracotta rooftops of the city below. At the imperial Belém waterfront, Portugal’s 'Age of Discoveries' is celebrated in the form of a lavish monastery and impressive river facing statues, built with the coin of one of the most ostentatious colonial empires in history.

Top 5 attractions [click]
An insider's guide to the best things to do and attractions in Lisbon, including visiting Tram 28 and Museu Gulbenkian

Lisbon Itineraries [click]
An insider's guide to what to do on a short break in Lisbon, including the best coffee shops, lunch stops and sights

Shopping [click]
An insider's guide to the best boutiques and shopping districts in Lisbon, including the top boutiques for jewellery, designer fashions, crafts and antiques. designer, Ana Salazar, has her shop on R do Carmo.

Nightlife [click] 
An insider's guide to the best bars and nightclubs in Lisbon, including the top spots for live music and nightclubs for dancing.

Comporta I Portugal

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Comporta I Portugal

Portugal's West Coast as artists, A-listers and surfers revel in the beach shack vibe, some people will want to say Comporta in the same breath as Ibiza, but, really, they are missing the point altogether. Comporta is not Ibiza. It is not St Tropez 30 years ago. Comporta strikes out on its own path. It is unlike anywhere you have been before. The name Comporta roughly translated means a gate that holds back water or lock [which makes sense when you see how many canals there are]. This is rice paddy land. Great striped fields of rice, the biggest in Portugal, stretch all the way down the coast sheltered from the stiff Atlantic breezes by sand dunes. They are kept green and bounteous by a crisscross of irrigation canals. In the heat of summer, when the rest of the country [bar the Algarve golf courses] is dusty and dry, this area still thrums with life.

Dolphin Watching I Portugal

Address:
CCI nº 3700 Carrasqueira
7580-613 Comporta

Phone: +351 265 490 406 Mobile: +351 915 560 342 

Email: geral@SadoArrabida.pt

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Dolphin Watching I Portugal

Enjoy the River Sado estuary and the Arrábida and Tróia coast by boat and watch the Bottlenose dolphins, a friendly community that live at the mouth of the river. Guided tours are in English and there is a possibility of taking a swim during summertime with the dolphins!

Historical Harbour I Portugal

Address:
Porto Palafítico da Carrasqueira
This palafitte harbour, unique in Europe,
lies a small fishing village, Carrasqueira
on the left bank of the River Sado.​

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Historical Harbour I Portugal

For over two centuries the port built in traditional wooden stakes, has served as anchorage for local boats. Over the wharf stand small buildings which support the fishermen. This palafitte port, unique in Europe, there lies a small fishing village called Carrasqueira on the left bank of the River Sado. Here you can enjoy breathtaking images of the River Sado. Also near this small fishing there is a fine example of popular ingenuity. A creative and somewhat curious solution to the problem of accessing boats at low tide – a jetty on stilts!

Horse Riding I Portugal

Address:
Saida da Povoacao da Torre,
Sentido Sul |Torre,
 Comporta, Portugal

Phone: +351 919 002 545

Horse Riding I Portugal

Marvel at the scenery as you gallop through the private 14,000 hectare Herdade da Comporta Estate encountering mature pine forests, pristine beaches, the swirl of the Atlantic Ocean and the stillness and calm of the Sado Estuary. Enjoy the sport of Kings - bridle your horse and ride like the wind through this privileged and paradisiacal area of Portugal. The intensified colours of blue and green encapsulate the sky with the sea as birdsong calls out from within the tranquility of the area. 

Kayaks I Portugal

Address:
Saida da Povoacao da Torre,
Sentido Sul |Torre,
Comporta, Portugal

Phone: +351 919 002 545

Kayaks I Portugal

By choosing to board a kayak guests can explore one of the region's major attractions - the “Vala Real” [Royal Canal)]. This is the main feeder to the traditional local rice fields with a wide variety of animals that can be spotted drinking at the edge of the canal banks. There are 3 triple kayaks and 2 double ones which can cater to up to 13 guests. Life jackets and a magical experience are included in the price!

Rice Museum I Portugal

Address:
Museu do Arroz
Espaço Comporta
EN 253, Km 1 Comporta

Phone: +351 265 499 950

Email: museudoarroz@herdadedacomporta.pt

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Rice Museum I Portugal

The museum's facilities are located in an old rice mill dating back to 1952 when Herdade da Comporta first began to process rice. This building has a restaurant also called 'The Rice Museum' with a long tradition in the region, offering full catering services. Nearby this mill used to be several workshops with a collection of tools for carpentry and metalwork and an ironmonger’s forge, directly or indirectly related to rice cultivation. These workshops were used for equipment maintenance and provided homes for skilled workers, offices, the cafeteria, the butcher, the bakery, the barbershop, the house sewing, and a church. The workshops were also used for manufacturing tools and vehicles for the crop cultivation and other agricultural activities [livestock and vegetables], for fabrication of moulds for concrete boundary markers, and other official duties. Until the late sixties, the estate’s economy was self-sufficient. Finding themselves far from urban centres and with little means of communication this close knit community continued to live off the land even as it was being bought by different economic groups.

The Rice Museum is temporarily closed

Roman ruins of Troia I Portugal

Address:
located in the Tróia peninsula,
a sand spit between the River
Sado estuary and the Caldeira lagoon

Email: arqueologia@troiaresort.pt

Phone: +351 939 031 936

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Roman ruins of Troia I Portugal

The ruins of the Roman settlement of Troia in Portugal contain the remains of an important trading centre that grew into a small residential settlement. Probably built in the first half of the 1st Century AD Troia was known for its production and trade in the popular Roman fish based sauce ‘Garum' as well as for producing salted fish. It is likely that the settlement remained active until the 5th or 6th Centuries AD when the upheaval of the Germanic invasions changed the political and cultural destiny of the region. Explore the large fish salting complex, a set of Roman baths, an ancient mausoleum and cemetery or the remains of the residential areas of the settlement. The site also boasts an early Christian basilica, though this can only be visited on guided tours.

Same Same I Portugal

Address:
Same Same
Rua do Comercio n011
Comporta 7580-642
Portugal

Phone: +351 963 138 878

Email: samesamesilver@gmail.com

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Same Same I Portugal

With sumptuous handmade silk scarves and always something a little different alongside stunning silver jewellery items this is a small shop but Same Same with its crisp white walls and black and white photography is worth a visit. This is the place to find a shining, soft, beautiful companion to bring the sparkle out in you!

Surf School I Portugal

Address:
Praia do Carvalhal
Comporta 7570
Portugal

Phone: +351 967 566 192

Email: carvalhal_surf_school@hotmail.com

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Surf School I Portugal

The teachers are very friendly and helpful and can explain things very well in many different languages so that all ages can understand. The conditions of the surf at the beach where the surf School is located is nearly always perfect so is recommended for families of all ages. All instructors are certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation who know the waves and coast like nobody else. Each lesson lasts about 1h30 and includes all the necessary equipment.

Troia Golf I Portugal

Address:
Troia Golf
7570-789
Carvalhal GDL
Portugal

Phone: +351 265 499 400

Email: info@troiaresort.pt

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Troia Golf I Portugal

At the crossroads of the Sado Estuary and Serra da Arrábida, Troia Golf Championship Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course, 6.317 metres alongside the beach with a magnificent sea view. Designed by the American golf architect Trent Jones Senior, Troia Golf was elected one of the best golf courses in the world by Rolex in 2011, and now features in the guide The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses. There are two holes worth mentioning in particular - 3 and 18. Hole 3 a par 4 that fits perfectly in the landscape with a magnificent sea view.

Wine Tour I Portugal

Address:
HERDADE DA COMPORTA
Espaço Comporta
7580-610, Comporta
Peninsula de Setúbal

Phone: +351 265 499 900

Email: adega@herdadedacomporta.pt

Reservation Subject to availability

Visiting hours 
1 Octobre to 30 April: 10:30 am at 05:00 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
1 May to 30 September : 10:30 am at 06:30 pm

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Wine Tour I Portugal

The white grapes area that use to have the grape varieties Antão Vaz and Touriga Nacional, has now also the Muscatel White, Muscatel Galego, Verdelho, Fernão Pires and Viognier. Herdade da Comporta land is integrated in the Natural Reserve of the Sado Estuary that shelters a huge range of biodiversity.The technical team responsible for the wine production in Herdade da Comporta create harmonious, soft and easy to drink wines to which you can join them on a tour and purchase the wine from the wine shop.

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