Costa da Caparica

Top things to do

Top ChoicePortuguese in Costa da Caparica

O Mercado

Oozing rustic charm, this savvy Portuguese-fusion gastropub is a pleasant escape from beach-bum Babylon. The select menu ranges from classics (bitoque à portuguesa) to modern takes on beef cheeks and pork belly,...

Tapas in Costa da Caparica

Clássico Beach Club

One of the best beach bars in São João, stylishly built by a trendy Lisbon chef but taken over by Brazilians, who have shaken up the beach food scene with Bahian moquecas, tapioca crepes and croquettes, and other...

Sports & Outdoors in Costa da Caparica


In addition to offering custom-shaped surfboards (starting from €405; four to five weeks), this hip surf shop rents everything (surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, leashes, fins; surfboards half day/full day from...

Vegan in Costa da Caparica


Caparica's vegan retreat, this stylish newcomer offers a handful of daily changing vegan (and vegetarian meals) in shabby chic weatherboard surrounds. Risottos are always popular and keep an eye out for vegan...

Bar in Costa da Caparica

Bar Waikiki

Nicely on its own, this beachfront bar is popular with surfers and has a cool lounge vibe. While not renowned for food, its late-night disco on summer weekends is requisite partying in Costa da Caparica. It's...

Cafe in Costa da Caparica

Da Wave

One of many open-sided cafe-restaurants along the beach, Da Wave has a laid-back, hippie seaside-diner vibe, with its aqua trim and reggae soundtrack. American-style breakfasts, sandwiches, pizzas and juices make...

Sushi in Costa da Caparica

Sentido do Mar

This is the best of Costa de Caparica's seaside pavilion restaurants, and open year-round. Sentido do Mar draws locals for fresh, creative sushi and fresh fish preparations and a slightly classier atmosphere.

Burgers in Costa da Caparica

Sandwich Bar

Opened in 1974 just after the demise of the military dictatorship, this nostalgic burger bar was Portugal's first. Nothing gourmet here; just beef or turkey burgers with all the fixings.

Sandwiches in Costa da Caparica

A Merendeira

This cafe on the main drag serves merendeiras (wood-fired oven-baked sandwiches with chorizo, beef or cod), and filling daily soups and desserts. Cash only.

Italian in Costa da Caparica


Pasta, pizza and great service draw hungry locals to this modern, glass-enclosed Italian joint at Residencial Mar e Sol.