Setúbal is a coastal city in Portugal that dazzles with its breathtaking landscapes between the River Sado and the Atlantic Ocean. Recognised for its Moscatel wines and seafood-rich cuisine, it is a must-see destination for lovers of good food. Its historic centre, with its picturesque streets and monuments such as São Filipe Castle, takes you on a journey through time. The beaches with crystal-clear waters, such as the beautiful Praia da Figueirinha, are irresistible invitations to relax. Setúbal is an enchanting mix of history, culture and stunning nature.




  • Visit Praia da Figueirinha and Praia dos Galapos, two of Portugal’s most popular beaches, known for their calm waters, fine sand and stunning scenery.
  • Walk along the trails of the Arrábida Natural Park and enjoy incredible views of the Portuguese coastline.
  • Learn a little about Setúbal’s history and culture by visiting the Fort of São Filipe, the Convent of Jesus and the Michel Giacometti Labour Museum.
  • Taste the best that Setúbal’s gastronomy has to offer, savour the famous fried cuttlefish, the region’s most typical dish, and take the opportunity to visit the Livramento Market where you’ll find a wide variety of fresh fish and local products.
  • The Setúbal region is also a must for wine lovers. Visit the Adega de Palmela or Quinta da Bacalhôa and sample the region’s wines and muscatels.



The city of Setúbal is located on the so-called Costa Azul (Blue Coast) and is an important port and commercial area, one of whose main activities is fishing.
In the historic centre, traditional shops line pedestrian streets that lead to a pleasant avenue with a huge, refreshing garden.
Due to its natural and cultural surroundings, the city of Setúbal has become increasingly popular with tourists.
The Serra da Arrábida or a boat trip to the Tróia Peninsula are two destinations you can’t miss.
What to see and do
How to get to the hotel


The Rede Expressos, Carris Metropolitana service runs between Lisbon and Setúbal. This service departs from Sete Rios station and Gare do Oriente.


You can hire a car at the arrivals area of the airport through car hire companies. Another option is to book in advance.


The average taxi fare from the airport is around 60.00€. The amount charged does not depend on the number of passengers occupying the vehicle. If the luggage exceeds 55x35x20cm, it must be transported in the boot or on the roof. In this case, an extra charge may apply. Wheelchairs, cots and pushchairs can be transported free of charge. No gratuity is required.

By Plane

From Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon) to Meliá Setúbal is about 48 kilometres, and the journey along the E1 and A12 takes about 50 minutes. Take the E1 / Avenida Cidade do Porto / Segunda Circular: towards: A1- North / A12- South / Vasco da Gama Bridge Take the IC17: direction A12- South / Vasco da Gama Bridge Take the A12 / IP1 / E90: towards: Setúbal (take the exit: N10/ Avenida Antero de Quental and turn left: Avenida da Europa (cross Setúbal). Follow the N10 / Estrada Cisprestes: turn right onto Rua De Almeida Garrett and finally turn left onto Avenida Alexandre Herculano.


in Setúbal