We have a wide range of sporting and leisure activities available see below for some suggestions 

Beaches & Water sports

We are ideally located to access a range of great beaches on the Costa Azul and Costa Caparica and there’s a beach to suit most tastes close by. From the stunning Arrábida beaches with calm turquoise water and golden sand at Praias Da Figueirinha, Portinho and Galapinhos (15mins), the huge waves and great surfing at Meco (25mins drive), the long seafront and beach in the fishing town of Sesimbra (20mins) with a range of fish restaurants, shops, cafés and hotels. At Caparica (20mins) there are kilometres of white sandy beaches including a naturalist beach.

A wide range of water sports are available from surfing to diving to sailing, dolphin watching and lots more.

For groups booking the whole house we can help plan your perfect beach and water sports holiday. We can arrange transport and organise activities to your requirements. Please contact us for more details.


If you are looking for somewhere to stay close to Quinta do Peru Golf, we are the perfect place, being just 5 minutes drive away.

For those who would rather avoid the crowds in the Algarve, here is a list of golf courses within an hours drive from here:

For golfing groups who are booking the whole house we can organise your tailor made tour including golf, equipment, transport, meals and free time activities. Please contact us for details.

Wine & Gastronomy

According to the archaeological record, it is believed that wine has been produced in the Sado region for 4000 years and exported since the Phoenicians founded the city of Setúbal around 9th century BC. The most famous wine of the region has to be Moscatel de Setúbal, the grapes are thought to have been introduced from Egypt by the Phoenicians or the Greeks, a wine which achieved international recognition in the middle ages and graced the courts of Richard II of England and later Louix XIV’s Versailles.  

Today, Azeitão, Palmela and the Sado Estuary produce a wide range of excellent red and white wines, as well as the Moscatel.  The winery of Catralvos is our neighbour and two of the major Portuguese wine producers, Bacalhôa and José Maria de Fonseca are located in nearby Azeitão and offer wine tastings and cellar tours, and there is a wealth of smaller producers located within 30 minutes. There are lots of different grape varieties under cultivation (indigenous and French) and a wide range of terrains in the Sado region providing a huge variety of wines to get to know. Good for wine amateurs and specialists alike.

The Rota de Vinhos, the local wine route, has several self drive tours available, all very reasonably priced. Click the button below to find out more.

We stock a range of local whites, reds and Moscatels in our bar from €11 to €40 per bottle.

Azeitão is famous for its sheep’s cheese, the Queijo de Azeitão, a cheese made with raw sheeps milk, salt and the flower of the Cardoon thistle. This region has plenty of other great produce to enjoy like fried cuttlefish, Choco Frito, from Setúbal, and the Cataplana de marisco from Sesimbra, to mention just two. The freshest fish and exceptional seafood is available in Sesimbra. Setúbal, a famous fishing centre since Roman times (it was once the largest producer of Garam, Roman fermented fish seasoning) is home to a famous fish market with a huge selection of fish fresh from the ocean, both just a 20 minute drive away. Lisbon is within easy reach, try the new Timeout Mercado de Ribeiro with dozens of food stalls showcasing modern Portuguese gastronomy.

We offer cooking classes for groups who would like to learn how to make the famous Pasteis de Nata, Choco frito, Arroz de Tamboril and plenty of other Portuguese classics. 

For wine/gastronomy groups booking the whole house, we can plan your perfect break. We can arrange transport, make recommendations and book restaurants, as well as provide cooking classes in our main kitchen and wine tastings. Please contact us for more details.

Portuguese Ceramic Tile Painting

Discover the traditional art of “Azulejos”, the Portuguese tile. The word Azulejo is derived from the Arabic word for blue. The Moors who governed Portugal during the middle ages introduced these now ubiquitous blue and white tiles. Over the following centuries, the Portuguese developed the Azulejo into a unique form of art. You will find them in churches and palaces all over Portugal.    

Visit São Simão Arte in Azeitão to see a thriving traditional tile “fábrica”, where the traditional methods are still employed from raw clay to the finished tile. You can paint your own tiles which are fired over night, to take home as a souvenir, commission you own tile panel from their tile artists or buy some from the shop.



This area is popular for cycling of all types and there are always plenty of cyclists on the roads. With the Arrábida mountains on your doorstep, as well as Sesimbra, Setúbal, Cabo de Espichel and plenty of smaller villages to explore, all within a 20km radius from here so there is plenty of places to visit and explore.

We have two adult bicycles available for guests to use.

For cycling groups booking the whole house, we can help plan your perfect cycling holiday including a guide, transport, meals and activities. Please ask for more details.

Walking & Hiking

With the Arrábida national park located a short distance away there are plenty of walks for all abilities and a good mixture of terrains, including some of the best climbing in Portugal. At the Quinta itself there are plenty less challenging paths to explore and lots of charming small villages nearby to visit. Lisbon is just 30 minutes away were you can promenade the long waterfront from Praça do Comércio all the way to Jerónimos or climb through the Alfama district to the old castle.

We can organise gastronomic walking tours of Azeitão and Lisbon. Please ask for more details.

For walking groups booking the whole house, we can help you plan your perfect walking holiday, with a professional guide, transport, meals etc. Please contact us for more details.

List of local attractions

Here is a list of local attractions, no means exhaustive


  • Cabo Espichel
  • Castles in Palmela and Sesimbra,
  • Fort of São Filipe, Setúbal 
  • Maritime museum Sesimbra
  • Museum of Work Setúbal
  • Palace of Bacalhôa and the Bacalhôa wine experience, Azeitão
  • José Maria de Fonseca Wine Museum, Azeitão

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