The unique city of Setubal is unlike a lot of our other destinations. It features a busy port and is one of the country’s main fishing centers. The city is proud of its history and local culture and it's a destination that tourists will either love for its authenticity while others despise the industrial backbone of the town. Everyone can agree though that the city has character and for most boating lovers there’s no better place to get connected to Portugal’s maritime past than Setubal.
A Big City Surrounded by Stunning Nature. Setubal may be an industrial town, but it is also situated in some of Portugal’s best landscapes. East of the city is the majestic Serra de Arrabida Mountain while just south is the Troia Peninsula and its paradise beaches. It’s an uncharacteristic tourist destination, but it's packed with amazing activities from its spectacular waterfront and fishing harbor to the ferry terminal and the amazing hidden alleys and plazas there.
Plan Your Next Fishing Adventure. Setubal is one of the best places in Europe to kick off your fishing adventure. As Portugal's fishing capital, it’s home to the country’s largest fish market, the Mercado de Livramento. This fish is as fresh as imaginable pulled from the sea from just the night before and you can have it expertly served up in on the nearby seafood restaurants by the sea. As you can imagine, chartering a boat and heading offshore here will bring you many opportunities for hauling a big catch yourself.
Dive into the Amazing Sites of Setubal. There are many amazing sights in Setubal. The top choice is usually the Fortaleza de São Felipe. It offers incredible views of the city from its old battlements and walls. It dates all the way back to 1580 and was used as a defense against pirates. There are also some incredible day trips from the city like heading over to the Sado Estuaries which is a pristine marine park in the Atlantic Ocean along with heading over to Troia where you can mix it up where the rich and famous of Portugal. Setubal is a truly unique destination and by chartering a boat you’ll be able to dig into this authentic culture to discover a truly amazing destination.