Friday, October 12, 2012

Golf in Troia. Most dificult in Europe

The region of Setubal is the perfect place in Portugal for some Golf holidays. We have 7 excellent golf courses.  Know a bit more about one in Troia:

Troia Golf Course
Considered to be Portugal’s most difficult golf course, Troia is a major challenge to any golfer. It is one of the links designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1982. Its principal obstacle is sand which borders the whole course, where pine trees and wild plants are also found in abundance. Naturally Jones has utilised his trademark bold bunkering, raised greens and some doglegs, which sweep between pine trees. 

The 368-metre par four 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal and there are numerous other outstanding holes on this lovely course.
Wedged between the Atlantic Ocean, the Sado Estuary and the Serra da Arrabida the setting of this Golf course is a truly magical inspiration for any golfer that appreciates the surroundings while playing Golf.

Curiosity: When the Portuguese Open came to Troia in 1983, Sam Torrance was the only player to better par for the championship, which is a testament to Troia’s challenge. In 2010 Troia will host the Troia International Golf Cup in August.

Drive south on the A2 (IC3) to Setubal. When in Setubal follow the direction signs to the Troia Ferry. After crossing on the Ferry drive south on the EN 253 in the direction of Comporta. You will see on this road directional signs for the course.

Driving Range · Putting Green(2) · Pro Shop · Short Game Practice Area · Restaurant & Bar


“I played the course in June 2009 as part of our annual Golf trip and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. This course is one of the best I have played in Portugal so far. We will certainly be back!”
Scott Londsdale, UK
We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills. We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

If need to book, more information, please contact us.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wild Dolphins on River Sado, Portugal

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.
Each dolphin has been identified and has a name. There are at the moment 3 baby dolphins, 5 teenagers and 17 adults. And how are they identified? Using the appearance of dorsal fins to identify dolphins in the wild. Like a human fingerprint, there are no two dorsal fins that are exactly identical. Each has its own unique shape, height, thickness, and notches.

They are very happy to interact with people so if you’re on a boat trip you might get the chance of having them making you a visit. They’re so happy to see people that when they’re at surface they like to show what they can do like graceful jumps, jumping anywhere from 15 to 30 feet above the water. They use side-flopping and upside-down lobtailing to communicate motivation. They are a font of serenity , uplifting the spirits of everyone around.

Don’t miss the chance to visit this lovely family of wild dolphins when you’re visiting Setubal.
Dolphin Watching Boat Tours
There are several boat tours to watch dolphins on the Sado estuary. You can chose to only watch the dolphins or visit other locations by boat on the same day. A great day for all the family!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Porto Covo Beach - Great Destination

Beach dotted with some rocks, mostly visited in summer, the location, the beauty of the place and the temperatures. Allows volleyball and has good conditions for surfing. It has a beach bar.
Urban and spacious beach is sheltered and guarded. Quite popular not only for surfers and bodyboarders, this beach is the preferred home of many tourists there who faithfully return every year.
Blue Flag, District: Setúbal, County: Sines,Town: Porto Covo
Easy Parking: Outdoor hard dirt Park in front of the beach. Great but not enough to demand it has.
Hunting underwater, Fishing, Surfing, Volleyball
Support services available: Showers, Bar / coffee shop.
We invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills and Troia. We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit Portugal. Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations, hotel, choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.