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Estuaries of the Lisbon region

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Estuaries of the Lisbon region

The capital city of Lisbon is fortunate enough to be on the banks of one of the finest estuaries in Europe where watching flamingoes and other birds can be a fascinating experience.

The Tagus Estuary is a nature reserve and is considered to be one of the ten most important wetlands in Europe for sea birds. If you enjoy direct contact with nature, don’t miss a boat trip through this large estuary, where you can observe many of the species that inhabit the area. Another way to catch sight of some of the 100,000 birds that spend the winter here is to take a stroll along the footpaths that surround the estuary. You are quite likely to surprise a flock of elegant pink flamingoes as they take flight.

If you want to go beyond the nature reserve but still stay in the Tagus Estuary, why not visit the tidal mills, such as the one at Corroios, which bring to life old bread-making traditions?

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Play golf in Lisbon

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Play golf in Lisbon

If you enjoy a round of golf on your holiday, you’ll find courses for all levels just 45-60 minutes drive from Lisbon.
Whilst enjoying your stay in Lisbon why not have a round of golf on the region’s courses?

Less than 50 km from the city you’ll find ‘Ribagolfe’ – the most recent golf project at Herdade da Vargem Fresca, with two courses of 18 holes surrounded by the Ribatejo countryside.

On the south bank of the River Tagus, you’ll discover a real challenge at Aroeira II, part of a vast tourist complex.

Even closer to the Capital, the Quinta da Marinha Oitavos course in Cascais is another great alternative.

Designed by Arthur Hills, it is the first course in Europe and the second in the world to be awarded the Audubon International “Certified Signature Sanctuary/Gold”.

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Golf in Óbidos

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Golf in Óbidos

Out-do yourself! We offer you three golf courses with different characteristics, not far from Lisbon.

The Praia d’El Rey golf course is part of a resort between the Serra d’El Rey mountains and the sea. On the course, you can see three distinct types of scenery: the first nine holes are in a pine grove and the second nine holes run next to the sea.

Catch a glimpse of the Isle of Berlengas from hole two, take in the scenery at hole 11 and the sea view along the fairway of hole 12. You’ll also need to pay attention to a change in wind direction at hole 14, and to the strength of gusts for the 570 metres of hole 17.

Some 30 minutes from Óbidos, you’ll find the Golden golf course. With a typically American layout designed by Rocky Roquemore, the course covers an area of 90 hectares.

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