Oct 2019

What to do in Tróia, Portugal?

The Tróia Peninsula in Portugal is a superb sandy moorland that stretches along the Atlantic coast of Portugal, north of Comporta. At 1h15 from Lisbon, the Tróia peninsula is easily accessible by car-ferry or catamaran from the town of Setúbal. The trip on boat is an opportunity to admire the natural reserve of the Sado estuary, and if you are lucky you can even see dolphins.

The weather in Setúbal is mild all year round. This charming seaside resort is home to a casino, a lively marina, large crystal clear beaches and a renowned golf course with a breathtaking view.

What to do in Tróia, Portugal?

Tróia Golf Club

Tróia Golf is one of the most interesting and challenging golf courses in Portugal. Located in the Comporta region, it benefits from a splendid setting. It is bordered by the ocean to the west and by the Sado estuary in the interior of the peninsula. While playing, you can admire the beach and the magnificent Serra da Arrábida. Tróia Golf is considered the 17th best golf course in continental Europe by Golf World magazine.

Tróia Portugal Tourist Complex / golf@troiaresort.pt / +351 265 494 024

Tróia Casino in Portugal

Tróia Casino is located inside the Tróia Design Hotel. It is a design space and the game area includes more than 200 slot machines and about fifteen game tables. This tourist area also hosts evenings, shows and events throughout the year.

Marina de Tróia, Portugal / +351 265 498 000

The Roman ruins

The Roman ruins of Tróia have been classified as a “Monumento Nacional” since 1910. This site, bathed by the ocean, was a large complex for the production of fish cured meats. It was built in the first half of the 1st century. This complex consisted of salting factories, houses, thermal baths, a mausoleum and its necropolis. The 1956 excavations uncovered Roman baths, covering 450 m2. There are hot, temperate and cool water pools, an underground heating system, as well as a swimming pool and a sports hall.
A timeless visit not to be missed to understand the unique history of the Comporta region.

Estrada Nacional 253 – Tróia, Portugal / +351 939 031 936

Bird and dolphin watching

Dolphins, of the Corazon Roazes species, have taken up residence at the mouth of the Sado River. About three dozen of these animals live in groups in the Sado estuary between Setúbal, Tróia and Comporta. They were first identified in 1981, and are subject to ongoing monitoring and follow-up. You can easily take a guided sea trip aboard a catamaran to admire these mammals, as well as the many species of birds that inhabit the estuary, an experience not to be missed!

Two companies offer exceptional sea trips from the marina of Tróia:
Vertigem Azul / +351 265 238 000 / vertigemazul@mail.telepac.pt
SadoArrabida / geral@sadoarrabida.pt / +351 915 560 342

Where to stay in Tróia?

Alma de Comporta

1 hour from Lisbon, Alma da Comporta offers rentals of cabins and villas typical of Comporta. Located in front of the rice fields and close to the beaches, it is the ideal accommodation to spend a holiday with family or friends. The architecture of the houses is based on the codes of the region’s fishing huts and the decoration is simple and warm. The rooms are pleasant, sunny and open to the surrounding nature. The swimming pools overlook the wild meadows of Comporta. The services and attentions of the hosts will finish making your stay unforgettable. Discover here our Comporta holiday rentals.

The best restaurants in Tróia in Portugal

Di Mestre Ristorante

An Italian restaurant for the whole family with a large outdoor terrace overlooking the pine forest. You will enjoy tasty pizzas and some typical dishes in a very friendly atmosphere. This restaurant is located at the entrance of the Pestana Tróia Eco Resort.

Pestana Tróia Eco Resort – Tróia Peninsula / +35196366666685

Ribamar Tróia

It is the little brother of the famous “Ribamar” of Sesimbra. It is located in front of the many boats of the lively Tróia marina. Its aquariums, filled with fish and shellfish, prove the great freshness of the products and entertain the youngest. The specialities are rice with seafood and copious fish soup, as well as the Chefi’s ceviches.

Alameda da Marina Loja 4 – Troia, Portugal / +351 265 106 944

The beaches of Tróia

Tróia Beach / Praia Tróia

The huge beaches of the Tróia peninsula are particularly recommended for children. These are the only beaches where there are few waves, which allows the youngest to enjoy the joys of swimming. The infrastructures around, and at the marina, make it easy to eat, buy ice cream or drinks. Rental of mattresses and parasols in summer.

Plage Atlantica (Soltroia) / Praia Atlântica

Here the sand is golden and the ocean is calm because it is slowed down by the sandbanks that can be seen from the Arrabida mountain. This beach is one of the safest for young children to swim on. The sand is fine and white as far as the eye can see and the water is clear and limpid. Its name comes from the private residence “Soltroia”, not very busy, which must be crossed to access it. Remember to bring your equipment as there is no deckchair or parasol.

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