The Hotel dos Zimbros, is located in the area designated as the Arrabida Natural Park which protects the area from future development.
The hotel is in a country area towards the lighthouse at Cabo Espichel and near to the long sandy Atlantic beach of Praia do Meco which stretches for miles.
A short drive away is the fishing village of Sesimbra which should not be missed.
The area has been inhabited since pre-historic times and in the seventeenth century a fort was constructed overlooking the town using the site of earlier fortifications.
The village lies in a hollow facing south and protected from the northern trade winds by its hills.
In the middle 1950s it became famous for attracting the world famous of deep-sea fishing, particularly for tuna and swordfish. These fishes are served in the many restaurants that overlook the bay.
Small narrow steep streets lead down to its sandy beach.. Each morning, the local catch is laid out for inspection before the public auction.
The stiff climb from the centre of Sesimbra is worthwhile. Within the walls are a church and various ruins. A walk around the battlements gives amazing panoramas over the surrounding countryside and coastline.
To the east the nature reserve has resulted in an unspoiled area. Along the south facing coasts are many sandy coves and quiet waters suitable for young children.
There are many species of wild life but it is a of joy for geologists with many types of limestone and sandstone. These different types of rock have on them differing vegetation. This in turn causes a different habitat and different birds and animals within a small area.
The small hotel dos Zimbros has a total of thirty eight bedrooms including 36 standard rooms, 4 are single, and 2 suites (1 presidential). All bedrooms are double glazed and have a veranda. They also have ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, safe and hair-dryer.
The hotel restaurant specialises in serving a wide variety of fish and other local dishes as well as international cuisine. From the dining room there are beautiful views over the ocean and surrounding landscape.
In addition to the restaurant, there is a snack bar.
Facilities and services at the Hotel include 24h reception, room service, air-conditioning, wireless Internet, outdoor swimming-pool, spa with sauna, jacuzzi and fitness machines, games room, children's playground, laundry, car rental and car park.
There are conference and banqueting facilities for up to 180 people. The rooms are equipped with modern audio visual equipment and natural daylight.
The Hotel dos Zimbros is seven kilometres away from Sesimbra and about thirty-five kilometres from Lisbon.