Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Setubal in 2010 was fabulous... HAPPY NEW 2011!

Watch this video and see how the holidays in Setubal on 2010 were just fabulous. Happy New 2011 and visit us!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Book your hotel now! Reserve já o seu hotel!

From today you can now book your hotel on the region of Setubal through our Booking partners.

A partir de hoje já pode reservar o seu hotel na região de Setúbal através dos nossos parceiros de Reservas:

  1. Search your accommodation / Pesquise o seu hotel
  2. Choose your hotel / Escolha o seu hotel
  3. Verify the hotel availability for your date / Verifique a disponibilidade para a sua data
  4. Book your hotel / Reserve o hotel
  5. Enjoy your lovely stay at the dream coast! / Desfrute da sua fantástica estadia na dream coast!
Click here:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Novo website em Português!

A Portugal Dream Coast lança hoje o seu website totalmente em Português!

Agora pode descobrir em Português o melhor que a região de Setúbal tem para oferecer em termos de praias, actividades, restaurantes, hotéis, eventos, e muito mais!

Clique para saber mais e visitar o site:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas! Feliz Natal!

Portugal Dream Coast wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

A Portugal Dream Coast deseja a todos um Feliz Natal!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Win a Wine tour at Jose Maria da Fonseca in Setubal!

Portugal Dream Coast and the world famous winery Jose Maria da Fonseca are joining together this Christmas to offer you this amazing prize:

Wine and Cheese Tour for 2 people with offer of a bottle of Moscatel

Click on the bottle to participate:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Testimonial from Guro Tollefsen, Norway

The winner of the Portugal Dream Coast's "S. Martinho Competition" Guro Tollefsen from Norway visited Setubal and was so happy that she sent us this lovely testimonial and photos:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who contributed to make our stay in Setubal an unforgettable experience..." click here to read the entire testimonials and see the photos.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jose Mourinho Embassador of the Ryder Cup 2018

Jose Mourinho who was born and started his successful football career in Setubal, is the new Embassador of the Portuguese application to host the Golf competition Ryder Cup 2018 at the Comporta in the region of Setubal.

The Comenda Palace

Designed at the beginning of last century by the renowned Portuguese architect Raul Lino, this manor house is located at the mouth of the Comenda Creek, near old Roman ruins on the Arrabida Hills and considered one of the main attractions of the region of Setubal.

Click to know more:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Setubal Wears Black & White Party

You’ll not want to miss this fantastic party in Setubal on the 27th November.

23 bars and clubs on both sides of the Luisa Todi Avenue joined together to bring you the “Setubal Wears Black & White” party.

Click to know more:

Setubal Wears Black & White Party

Monday, November 8, 2010

New baby dolphin in Setubal!

The family of dolphins on the Sado Estuary have a new member! A new baby dolphin was born recently which increases the community to 25 members.

Know more about it:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Portugal Dream Coast is on CNN!

Portugal Dream Coast reaches another milestone today as the brand has a published article on the CNN ireport.

The article talks about the company since it started on early 2010 until today, explaining the “how’s and why’s” of its big success on social media platforms, its goals and position towards their audience.

Although ireport is a feature of CNN that allows you to publish content, everything is controlled and monitorized by CNN itself which only allows quality content to feature on their pages.

Click to read the article on the CNN website

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flora of the Arrabida Hills

The forest-clad, elongated hummock of the Serra da Arrábida is a veritable oasis of natural vegetation amid the suburban sprawl of the Setubal peninsula, with an incredibly diverse wildlife to match. Its scientific value and state of conservation has led to this protected area being included in the European Network of Biogenetic Reserves.

More than 1,000 species of vascular plants have been recorded from the Arrábida natural park (10,821ha; also a reserva biogenética).

Click to know more: Flora of the Arrabida Hills

Watch the video and see the abundance of medicinal plants on the Arrabida Hills:

Friday, October 22, 2010

What is the St. Martin's Day?

In Portugal we celebrate the Dia de S. Martinho (or St. Martin's Day) by eating roasted chestnuts, drinking água pé and jumping bonfires (if you have the courage!). This day is celebrated around many countries in Europe.

But what is exactly the St. Martin's Day? Click to discover:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

See on this video what you can win!

We're currently doing a competition where you can win amazing prizes like a stay in Setubal for 4 people!

See on this video what fantastic prizes you can win:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Win 4 days in Setubal!

Portugal Dream Coast would like to thank everyone that follow us and make this project a real dream come true. In order to give a big fat thank you, we’re offering together with our partners* a special prize based on the theme “Dia de S. Martinho” (Saint Martin’s Day) on the 11th November.

Visit the website to know more:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Love Chocolate?

On the 4-7 November visit Grandola and indulge yourself on the Chocolate Festival that takes place there on a truly celebration of everything chocolate.

The Chocolate Festival is a unique event which gives visitors a special opportunity to enjoy a wide range of chocolate related products.

Visit the Festival page to know more:

Grandola Chocolate Festival

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A sua empresa aqui

A Portugal Dream Coast está a aceitar parceiros do distrito de Setúbal que pretendam divulgar e promover o seu produto/serviço através do nosso marketing digital com um alcance mundial.

Veja a página respectiva e saiba mais porque deve ser nosso parceiro e quais os benefícios para si:

The beautiful town of Grandola

Grandola is a typical small Alentejan town, south on the Setubal district. A quiet place to enjoy some days or relaxation, anytime of the year. Here hospitality, warmth, proximity and affability represent a form of life and an attitude which differentiates the place within an open and pluralistic space.

Click here to know more about Grandola and visit the Gallery of Photos:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Birdwatching in Setubal

Portugal has been a wonderful destination for birdwatching and one of the country’s best birdwatching areas is Sado estuary in Setubal. If you are a birdwatching fan and you haven’t visited this place before, then the range of species here might well surprise you.

Click here to know more info and watch a video about Birdwatching:

Friday, October 1, 2010

World Music Month in Setubal

Today 1st October is the World Music Day and the first day of a month full of musical events in Setubal, from concerts to several shows that include amongst others, Choral groups, rock concerts, Fado and Jazz.

On this program we bring you the highlights so you don’t miss anything on this fantastic month.

Click below:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Setubal Oyster Festival

Between the 27th September and the 10th October takes place in Setubal at the outdoor Albarquel Park "The Oyster Festival", dedicated to the well-known Portuguese oyster Crassostrea angulata.

If you enjoy oysters, this is an amazing opportunity to visit Setubal during this festival and taste the best oysters that the region has to offer, as well as wine tasting sessions.

Visit our website to know more about this festival:

The Setubal Oyster Festival

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Watch our cute dolphins!

They’re friendly, cute and crazy about children. They’re a family of resident dolphins that live in the Sado estuary called “bottlenose”, a very common specie of dolphins. We all love to see dolphins and for many people the only way to do this is by visiting an aquarium. In Troia in Setubal you have the opportunity of seeing them in the wild all year round.

Watch this beautiful video of our cute dolphins and know more about them:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Setubal city Triathlon this Saturday!

On the 25th September it will take place the 3rd City of Setubal Triathlon, a competition endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances that is part of the national individual calendar.

Click to know more:

European Mobility Day in Setubal

Join us in Setubal today on the European Mobility Day where several events are taking place in the city, and you can even do a test drive to the stunning electric car in the picture!

Click to know more:

European Mobility Day in Setubal

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tribute video to Jose Mourinho’s career

Currently coaching Real Madrid in Spain, Jose Mario dos Santos Felix Mourinho was born in 1963 in Setubal where he started his football career on the football club Vitoria de Setubal. Watch this video on a tribute to his career:

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Thank you everyone that sent us photos and testimonials troughout the summer of your vacations in Setúbal we have it all here:

on the button on the left

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Special Promotion: Weekend 17-19 September

Stay at the stunning Quinta de S. Filipe, a luxury hotel in the Arrábida Mountain, for a very special price.

Follow the link: Quinta de S. Filipe

What's On in Setúbal?

Setúbal is a vibrant city and region with lots of events happening troughout the year. On our website we gather the ones you cannot miss, like these ones:

Still Living Statues in Setúbal

Click here if you want to be up-to-date with all the events: What's On in Setúbal

Monday, September 13, 2010

Portinho da Arrábida voted one of the 7 natural wonders

First it was the new 7 Wonders of the World announced in Lisbon in 2007. Then Portugal was inspired this year to choose its own seven natural wonders.

We’re proud to announce that the Portinho da Arrábida beach, one of the most stunning white sandy beaches in the Setúbal region has won in the category “Beaches and Cliffs”.

To know more click here: Portinho da Arrábida

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hans Christian Andersen's visit to Setúbal

Hans Christian Andersen visited Setúbal in 1834 and described it as a "terrestrial paradise".

A keen traveller, he was already 61 years old when he came to Portugal to visit his two childhood friends, who had the beautiful house "Quinta dos Bonecos" near Palmela in the region of Setúbal.

He used to write travelogues and his visit to Setúbal inspired him to write the book "A Visit to Portugal" as wonderful as his fairy tales, which to this day continue to delight children and adults all over the world.

Some extracts:

The region at the foot of the Serra da Palmela is more picturesque. Soon ahead is Setúbal, the St Ubes of the English, where endless orange groves cover the whole valley between Palmela, São Luís and the Serra da Arrábida out towards the sea.”

"“(…) The carriage in Setúbal was waiting for us, and so too were the newspapers, which we started reading with great interest in order to find out what was happening in the world. (…) While blood was being shed and death rattles were being heard in other countries, peace reigned over Portugal, a country far from those dangers. And I felt and enjoyed that tranquility, that beauty and peace.”

"Lights shone in the white houses of Setúbal. (…) All this beauty could never be reproduced in a painting or described in words.”

“ (..) after breakfast it was time to say goodbye. Jorge O’Neill joked and smiled but I felt sad. I wondered if we would ever meet again and I was sure that I would never visit this faraway and beautiful country again, where I had felt so well and at home.”

“When, God willing, I am once again walking

Among the beech trees in my homeland,

My thoughts will often return

To the beautiful country that is Portugal.”

Visit our website to know more about Setúbal:

Portugal Dream Coast

Friday, September 10, 2010

What is your favourite restaurant in the Setúbal region?

We're asking our fans on our Facebook page what is your favourite restaurant in the Setúbal region. Want to share your favourite as well or just see people's recommendations?

Join in the conversation:

Setúbal public holiday commemorations

On the 15th September the city of Setúbal commemorates its annual public holiday also known as “Bocage Day” in honour to the Neoclassic poet born in Setúbal in 1765.

Click to know more about this fantastic day: Bocage Day

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Summer 2010 in Setúbal (in images)

Beach, Sports, Festivals, Food and music events, and much more took place this last summer in the region of Setúbal in Portugal. See the highlights in this video and visit the website Portugal Dream Coast to know more about this fantastic region!

Monday, September 6, 2010

International World Fishing Competition

The 3rd International World Fishing Competition on an anchored boat takes place on the 4th-12th September in the Sado Estuary with the participation of more than 50 athletes from six different nationalities.

Click to know more about this exciting event:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Join us on Facebook

We work hard to promote the beautiful location of Setúbal in Portugal to the world and to bring you the best the region has to offer.

Join us on our new Facebook page and share it with your friends, we'll appreciate that. :)

Just click the link below or the image on the left:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Eurovision Party 2010 in Setúbal – September

After the success of last year’s event, Setúbal will once again host the official Eurovision party in Portugal on the 11th September.

This event will take place at the open air “Auditório José Afonso”, on the Luisa Todi Avenue in Setúbal and will bring together artists from nine different European countries that were contestants from several editions of the Eurovision music contest.

Click below to know more about this event and watch the official video with all the artists that will perform live!

Eurovision Party 2010 in Setúbal

Stay at Quinta de S. Felipe - Arrábida Mountain

Quinta de S. Filipe, located in Setúbal, in the Eastern most part of the Arrábida Mountain range is 44 Km from Lisbon.

This centenary farm, on a hillside, has breathtaking views of the city of Setúbal, São Filipe’s Castle and of the Tróia Peninsula are just across, where the gaze goes beyond Sines (Alentejo’s Coast).

Click to know more about this stunning hotel: Quinta de S. Felipe

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

World Tourism Day in Palmela

The World Tourism Day happens each year on September 27 and this year it will commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Palmela is the chosen location in the region of Setúbal to commemorate this day and revitalize all the local traditions of the region. Focusing on the Moscatel of Setúbal, on this year’s event you’ll have the chance to taste and buy this wonderful wine as well as interacting with the many wine experts of the region.

Know more about this event here: World Tourism Day

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Alvalade Medieval Fair

Held annually, this event in Alvalade, south of the district of Setúbal near Sines, relives the Middle Ages with arts and crafts, food, games, jousting tournaments,costume contests, and more.

There could hardly be a more perfect setting for a truly authentic historical event that will capture adults and children’s’ imagination of life in medieval times. The entire town will be dressed to look like medievel times really incorporating the spirit of the event.

Know more here: Alvalade Medieval Fair

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We have a happy winner of the competition "Win a Weekend". To check it, you just need to visit the competition page:

Wine Vintages Festival in Palmela

On the 1-7 September it will take place on the Palmela Castle the Festival "Wine Vintages" in its 48th edition.

It is one of the premier events in Setúbal that celebrates the region having the most well-known and reputable wines of the country. It has become hugely popular and a regular sell out attracting ten thousand people, many of whom return year after year. It is an opportunity for you to taste and buy the region's best wines as well as interacting with many wine experts of the region.

Click to know more about this fantastic event: Wine Vintages Festival in Palmela

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We'll be announcing the winner of the competition on the 24th August on Facebook

The 23rd August is the last day of the competition "Win a weekend in Setúbal" and on the 24th we'll be announcing the winning entry on our Facebook group.

You still have time to enter the competition and win a weekend on a romantic lighthouse in the Arrábida Mountain in Setúbal. Click here to participate: Travel to Portugal

And join us on Facebook to know the winner: Portugal Dream Coast Facebook

Monday, August 16, 2010

“Golden Age” at Palmela’s Castle

On the 21st August it will take place at Palmela’s Castle (Castelo de Palmela) the theatre play “The Golden Age”.

The title of this play is the same as the play that took place at Théâtre du Soleil (France) by its director Ariane Mnouchkine, winner of the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale. The particularity of this play is that it takes place trough a certain path of the castle and the audience has to follow the actors throughout the location.

Know more about it here: Golden Age

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Winner of Guggenheim design contest from Setúbal

CBS or cork block shelter designed by David Mares from Setúbal is the people’s prize winner in the International Design It: Shelter Competition of the New York Guggenheim Museum and Google SketchUp. It is located at Vale de Barris in Palmela, region of Setúbal.

Know more about it here: News

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bus Sightseeing Tour

Every Saturday you can now enjoy a Bus Sightseeing Tour which reveals Setúbal’s colourful region. This tour is created around a carefully designed route that takes you to the key places of interest, and a hop-on hop-off facility that lets you discover them.

Click here to know more about this lovely tour: Travel to Portugal

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Loving Setúbal, Loving Golf

Each year more and more people around the world come to Portugal and to the Setúbal region to play Golf and this happens for a reason. With some stunning Golf courses and breathtaking views, it has everything you need for the perfect Golf holidays, including one course designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones.

Know more about it here: Golf in Tróia

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


We're happy to announce today the launch of the new website Portugal Dream Coast!

To commemorate we're offering you a wonderful weekend for two in a romantic windmill in the Arrábida mountain. All you need to do is visit the site Portugal Dream Coast, answer the question and enter the prize draw. :)

If you wish to give us feedback about the website, ask questions, give suggestions or just say Hi!, we would like to hear from you, please contact us.