Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. Located by the river Tagu’s mouth, the city is a blend of cultures, with seven iconic hills capped with “miradouros” (viewpoints) from where to admire the city. Its cobbled steep streets, its gastronomy and a myriad of little bars, taverns and fado houses offer the visitor a vibrant blend of tradition and modernity, as well as a perfect base to explore the wider region.

From Lisbon take the coastal road north to find glamorous villas, palaces of unrivalled beauty and magical landscapes such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Moon Hill. Most of the areas along the coastline of the Lisbon region are part of a Natural Park or a Reserve. Amongst all of them, the World Surfing Reserve of Ericeira is one you will not want to miss!

For those wishing to take a walk on the wild side, travel about 30km down South to Sesimbra - the diving capital of Portugal and home to Arrabida Natural Park - or towards the North to Cascais, both landmark destinations along the WILDSEA Atlantic Ocean Heritage Route (WAOH! Route). Whether you want to try diving for the first time, go on a snorkel tour, join a dolphin watching trip or a coasteering adventure, these are the closest scapes for a glorious day at sea