Best things to do in Óbidos lagoon

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Óbidos Lagoon is the largest lagunar system in Portugal, located about 84km north from Lisbon. Thanks to its wide area, the lagoon is the ideal spot to practice nautical sports.

The enchanting town of Óbidos, where the lagoon is located, is originally a Roman town which was fortified in the 16th century. Here, you can visit the medieval castle and wall of Óbidos, one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Other monuments such as Porta da Vila (the town gate) and its beautiful paintings, the church of Santa Maria but also the charming alleys are worth visiting during your stay.

The fauna of the lagoon is mostly composed of fish species like the sturgeon, the bream or the sole, but also mollusks and selfish… So go at one of the town’s restaurants to taste the delicious culinary specialties based on fish and seafood products!

Óbidos Lagoon is a famous place to practice water sports. All year round, come and enjoy land sailing, rowing, canoeing, Jet-skiing, water skiing, but more importantly… kitesurfing!

Kitesurfing is a real institution in Óbidos since it is the best spot in Portugal to practice this water sport. Its consistent wind and flat shallow waters make it the ideal place to learn how tokitesurf. Learning in calm waters is way much easier and quicker because you don’t have to fight against the coastline’s heavy waves and strong currents.

IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to kiteboard education. The Kite Control Portugal school provides private or group lessons with their professionally trained and IKO-certified instructors. The lessons are tailored to ensure you feel safe and comfortable and have a great time riding the kitesurf board and flying the kite. They will provide you an insightful feedback in order to enhance your kitesurfing capacities. You will then be able to try impressive figures on the choppy waters of the Atlantic coast.

Don’t wait any longer and come ride safely on the Óbidos Lagoon, the best spot to practice kitesurfing in the whole country!

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About

Óbidos Lagoon is the largest lagunar system in Portugal, located about 84km north from Lisbon. Thanks to its wide area, the lagoon is the ideal spot to practice nautical sports.

The enchanting town of Óbidos, where the lagoon is located, is originally a Roman town which was fortified in the 16th century. Here, you can visit the medieval castle and wall of Óbidos, one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Other monuments such as Porta da Vila (the town gate) and its beautiful paintings, the church of Santa Maria but also the charming alleys are worth visiting during your stay.

The fauna of the lagoon is mostly composed of fish species like the sturgeon, the bream or the sole, but also mollusks and selfish… So go at one of the town’s restaurants to taste the delicious culinary specialties based on fish and seafood products!

Óbidos Lagoon is a famous place to practice water sports. All year round, come and enjoy land sailing, rowing, canoeing, Jet-skiing, water skiing, but more importantly… kitesurfing!

Kitesurfing is a real institution in Óbidos since it is the best spot in Portugal to practice this water sport. Its consistent wind and flat shallow waters make it the ideal place to learn how tokitesurf. Learning in calm waters is way much easier and quicker because you don’t have to fight against the coastline’s heavy waves and strong currents.

IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to kiteboard education. The Kite Control Portugal school provides private or group lessons with their professionally trained and IKO-certified instructors. The lessons are tailored to ensure you feel safe and comfortable and have a great time riding the kitesurf board and flying the kite. They will provide you an insightful feedback in order to enhance your kitesurfing capacities. You will then be able to try impressive figures on the choppy waters of the Atlantic coast.

Don’t wait any longer and come ride safely on the Óbidos Lagoon, the best spot to practice kitesurfing in the whole country!

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