Located on the coast of Portugal, fishing town Setubal proves to be a popular pull with Portuguese natives looking for an escape from their day to day lives. As the city has yet to become hugely popular with travellers from around the globe, it is a perfect destination for those wanting an authentic Portuguese experience. Although there are no beaches in Setubal, you can find some within a short drive, and there are plenty of other activities to fill your time with, including flamingo and dolphin-spotting tours, shopping, coffee houses, restaurants, and monuments such as Sao Juliao Church and the 16th-century fortress of St. Felipe.
Renting holiday accommodation in Setubal
Holidays are not always about lying on the beach as you slowly turn into a lobster shade of red; in fact, many people find sandcastles and swimming rather boring. If you are searching for something different, how about renting self-catering holiday accommodation in beach-less Setubal? HouseTrip offers a range of apartments and villas, which can save you money when compared to pricier hotels, while also granting your extra freedom to plan your agenda thoroughly as you wish. A variety of HouseTrip properties are available just a few clicks away.
Where to stay in Setubal
From trendy city centre apartments right next to all the bars, shops and attractions, to more secluded villas complete with swimming pools and gardens, HouseTrip can boasts a wide range of holiday rental options in Setubal, with something to meet every particular budget and prerequisite. In your large farmhouses located in the Arrabida National Park, you can host large family gatherings or parties for groups of friends. Prepare for stunning views of the ocean and home-cooked breakfasts from the mountains viewpoint. One more drink in one of the city’s hip bars is not an issue as you can stroll back to your own apartment in a matter of minutes, as you make the most of the nightlife in your central Setubal apartment.
Setubal with the family
A good way of getting an instant feel of the city is to take an open-top bus tour, which visits a number of the main attractions; your kids can let you know what they like the look of and you can come back and find them later on in your journey. The city is famous for the dolphin colonies that inhabit the Sado River and one of the key tourist attractions is a dolphin spotting boat trip with the whole family. There are plenty of local nature parks, rivers and seas, which offer a range of outdoor activities for a range of ages, including cycling, hiking and sailing.