Monday, July 26, 2010

We're big on Facebook, thank you!

Did you know that Portugal Dream Coast' Blog is on 4th on TRAVEL category on Facebook, 4th on PHOTOS and 1st on LIFESTYLE!

A big huge THANK YOU to everyone that made this possible, after all this Blog is for you. Don't forget to share it with your friends! :)

Pretty soon the website Portugal Dream Coast will be live and to commemorate it we'll be offering a weekend on a romantic hotel in the Arrábida Mountain. Stay tuned! :)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tróia International Golf Cup 2010 - in August!

Between the 26th and 28th August it will take place in the region of Setúbal the Tróia International Golf Cup, one of the most important Golf events taking place in the summer time in Portugal.

If you're a Golf lover you simply cannot afford to miss this event. It will take place at the Tróia Golf Championship Course, c
onsidered amongst Golf players to be one of the best top golf courses of the world and was considered by “Golf World” magazine to be one of the best 100 Golf courses of Europe. Robert Trent Jones Senior designed the course and it opened for play in 1980.

The 368-metre par four 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal but there are more stunning holes in this course. The holes are laid out on the dunes whilst magnificent pinewoods line most of the fairways on the inland side. The course is challenging but whilst playing the player has charming views across the sand to the magnificent blue Atlantic.

This is a mag
nificent time of the year to visit Tróia not only to see this event but also because of the stunning climate and everything the region has to offer in terms of travel holidays.

Why not combine your Golf passion with a visit to the stunning Tróia white sandy beaches and enjoy the wonderful Portuguese food available? Contact us if you with to know more.

Curious? See for yourself:


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Website Portugal Dream Coast

Em poucos dias estará no ar a versão beta 1.0 do site PORTUGAL DREAM COAST. Neste site haverá espaço para publicitar no MUNDO empresas de actividades, hotelaria, restauração, produtos e serviços únicos que temos na região de Setúbal.

Quem estiver interessado em ser publicitado entre em contacto connosco através do email
joaolcabral@netcabo.pt

In a few days the 1.0 beta version of the Portugal Dream Coast website will be live. In this site there will be space to promote to the world companies related to activities, hotels, restaurants, retail, and unique products and services that we have in the region of Setúbal.

Everyone that is interested in being promoted please contact us through the email joaolcabral@netcabo.pt

Monday, July 5, 2010

Setúbal Guide in Portugal: Travel to Tróia

Reachable by a 10 min. ferry ride from Setúbal, this narrow sand-strip south of Lisbon is one of Portugal's best-kept secrets. Boasting 18 km of white sandy uninterrupted beaches and some of the cleanest bathing conditions in the country, Tróia is a true holiday paradise for couples and young families alike. It also has a range of moderately-priced apartment complexes, a tennis centre, several swimming pools and the well-known 18-hole championship golf course.

What to do in Tróia?
  • Beach, beach, beach! 18km of white sandy beaches with clear blue water. Here we promise you won't find the heavy crowds of the Algarve. If you're in need of a relaxing beach break, this is the place to be.
  • Water sports: Beach volley, kitesurf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, scuba. There is a sailing school and a scuba-diving school where you can rent a sailing boat and equipment and also have lessons , with a range of classes for varying abilities.
    If you chose scuba diving, a popular activity, there is many diverse types of fish and underwater sea life to see.
    Water sports here are a truly unique experience since is where the river meets the sea.
  • Golf: The Troia Golf course is considered amongst Golf players to be one of the best top golf courses of the world and was considered by “Golf World” magazine to be one of the best 100 Golf courses of Europe. Robert Trent Jones Senior designed the course and it opened for play in 1980. The 368-metre par four 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal but there are more stunning holes in this course. The holes are laid out on the dunes whilst magnificent pinewoods line most of the fairways on the inland side. The course is challenging but whilst playing the player has charming views across the sand to the magnificent blue Atlantic. There are also Golf lessons available.
  • Tennis: There is a tennis academy in Troia with 10 green courts for you to play day and night. They also offer tennis lessons if you want to learn a new sport while on holidays!
  • Roman ruins: If you want to know a bit of history as well, you can also visit the 16th Century Roman ruins in Troia. Some very important finds have been made since excavations began in 1850. The main visible features are fish-salting tanks as large as 3 metres square, port buildings, tombs and baths with traces of mosaic and marble lining.
  • Luxury resorts: In Tróia there are several luxury resorts with plenty to offer like spa treatments and shows, if you want to take advantage of the best Tróia has to offer.
  • Restaurants: In Tróia there are several beach restaurants and snack bars where you can taste the famous fish dishes and seafood of the region of Setúbal whilst enjoying a stunning view of the Setúbal bay and Arrábida mountain, in a really relaxing environment.
Staying in Tróia is a good option if you visit the region of Setúbal, combining relaxation, stunning views and also easy access to the city of Setúbal and the other locations around.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gourmet Fish Festival in Setúbal



Setúbal is well-known for its gourmet dishes and delicacies, and is considered by many to be the main location in the world to eat fish dishes. If you travel here, join us from today and until Sunday on the "Gourmet Fish Festival" taking place in the region.

Here's the day-to-day program for the activities taking place in Setúbal and Tróia:

Thursday 01 July

From 6pm: Beninning of the festival, with presentations and a workshop regarding the fish and wine in the region of Setúbal.
9:30pm: Showcooking with the Spanish chef Sergio Perez.
10:30pm: Theatre presentations

Friday 02 July

1:30pm - Gourmet lunch "Wine and Cooking with chefs Sergio Perez (Spain) and Luís Lopes (Portugal)
From 18:30pm: Workshop about wine with Mário Louro
9pm: Showcooking with chef Chakall (Argentina)
23pm: Chill out - Covers Saxofone

Saturday 03 July

1pm: Showcooking with the chef Xavier Mathieu (France)
From 2:30pm: Several food workshops with an oyster tasting session
7:30pm: Showcooking with chef Gemelli (Portugal)
9pm: Gourmet dinner with chef Flávio Morganti (Italy)
10:30pm:
Stand-up comedy
11:30pm:
DJ Party


Sunday 04 July: Sweden, France, Italy and Spain between Setúbal

1pm:
Wine and cooking with chef K C Wallberg (Sweden)
2pm: Lunch with all chefs (with Fado music being played)

At Tróia: Golf tournament "Viva o Peixe"
Boat trip in the Sado river