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Going Beyond The Cliché ‘Thrill’ #CantSkipPortugal

With the coastline being over 850 km long, including 352 Blue Flag awarded beaches and 214 accessible ones, Portugal is a haven to the tropical holiday-lover. The irresistible sunny summers and balmy winters make the weather perfect all 365 days.

Now, a beach is not just about getting a tan and sipping on fruity cocktails, here you can surf the magnificent waves of Ericeira or go scuba diving in the Algarve region.

Ever heard of coasteering? It’s a sport that involves jumping, swimming and climbing. Trust us, Portugal will get your adrenaline pumping like no place else!

 

1. Lisbon, Portugal: Coasteering: Mix things up!

Lisbon, Portugal: Coasteering: Mix things up! Share source: Lisbon, Portugal

The best way to experience the natural beauty of Lisbon - Coasteering. It’s a relatively new activity for those who need that extra punch, this is something that includes a little bit of everything. You will get to swim, climb and cliff jump into the deep blue sea, yes you can have your cake and eat it too! 

2. Algarve, Portugal: Flyboarding: Iron man feels

Algarve, Portugal: Flyboarding: Iron man feels Share source: Flyboarding: Iron man feels

Imagine soaring 30 feet up in the air from the cool ocean water. The Algarve is the perfect place to go flyboarding; pick from spots in the golden triangle, be it Vilamoura or Albufeira. You will shoot head first out of the water into the sultry warm air and feel invincible. If you thought Iron Man is just fiction, it is time you pick up a few of his skills! 

3. Portugal, Madeira: When land gets boring, enter the sea world - literally

Portugal, Madeira: When land gets boring, enter the sea world - literally Share source: Portugal, Madeira

Go kayaking in Ponta de São Lourenço, one of the most picturesque points of Madeira. Spend your time kayaking in one of the most stunning seas in the world surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty (secret caves, volcanic rocks and magical landscapes). Enter the sea world and witness the most beautiful marine life. Perfect for you, if you want something that gives you a rush and relaxes you at the same time. This is definitely not one to miss. 

4. Portugal, Ericeira: Surfing in Ericeira - can we be more straightforward

Portugal, Ericeira: Surfing in Ericeira - can we be more straightforward Share source: Surfing in Ericeira - can we be more straightforward

Beginners jitters? Pros confidence? No matter which one you have, Ericeira is a Mecca for surfers. It is the 1st European Surfing Reserve and the 2nd in the entire world! Not surprising at all with a brilliant coastline like this one. You can pick group lessons, private ones or even go surfing with an experienced lot.

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5. Portugal, Ponta da Piedade: Speed things up: jet boat in Ponta da Piedade

Portugal, Ponta da Piedade: Speed things up: jet boat in Ponta da Piedade Share source: Speed things up: jet boat in Ponta da Piedade

The breathtaking rock formations of Ponta da Piedade paired with power stop splashes and exciting slides. A jet boat tour is perfect for those who do not feel like getting into the water, get ready to get drenched though! This is a great way to explore the coast if a regular cruise or tour is not your thing.

Move over scuba diving, there is a lot more adventure coming your way with the array of unique water sports offered in Portugal. From mild to extreme, there is something for everyone. You surely #CantSkipPortugal!

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