Located half an hour from the centre of Lisbon, the Praia da Sereia has become a meeting point for all Lisbon clubbers who, in summer, prefer to dance on the sand and in front of the sea. However, it’s not only on Costa da Caparica that the locals of Lisbon enjoy the summer in Portugal.
Lisbon is one of the capitals with the best climate in Europe. There, the Tagus River, which is born in the Universal Hills of Teruel (northeast of the central area of Spain), flows into the Mar de la Paja, the most important estuary of the Iberian Peninsula and the reason why the Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo becomes one of the most beautiful places in Lisbon and Portugal. The Atlantic Ocean is close by, on the coast of the city, and you will find yourself at the beach if you go a bit further down south.
Only 30-minute drive from the city centre, in the municipality of Almada, located on the west zone of the District of Setúbal, you will find the 10km2 of the Costa da Caparica. A summer hot spot for the Lisbon local that offers an endless array of activities. After enjoying a day of fun in the sun on the beaches of Praia da Sereia, the electronic music lovers gather to dance to the rhythm of the most modern sounds of the scene at Waikiki, one of the country’s summer club references.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants that host all types of events from weddings to trance parties along the coast. Waikiki, however, is the greatest of them all! It’s the one that everyone knows. It’s the main place to party in the area. We are talking about a club with a capacity for 1,000 people, a restaurant that opens in the morning and transforms into a nightclub when the sun goes down. Many people from Lisbon cross the Ponte 25 de Abril (also known as Golden Gate Bridge because of its similarity with its namesake in San Francisco) every weekend to enjoy a day at the beach and a night in Waikiki. Keep an eye out for the best parties as all the major promoters including LX Music, Fuse, Plastik Galaxy and Ramboya bring their A games to the beach.
Ramboya is one of the most mythical parties of the Portuguese summer. “Lose ourselves in the fantasy of the moment, experiencing other realities and starting a journey of mysticism, stimulation, visual rhythm and sound together” is what it proposes. “The world of clubbing will never be more of the same”, is its promise. Saturday, July 14th will be their day. The Waikiki Beach Club will be immersed in another dimension in which, until 6 am, the happiest electronic rhythms will conquer Praia da Sereia with A Maior Ramboya de Sempre na Caparica. Also, Fuse Records will be present on the Costa, more specifically on Praia da Fonte da Telha. On August 25th, the sunset will be watched to the sound of Fuse Records at Bambu Bar.
Not less important, just over 15 minutes from downtown Lisbon, there is Praia do Tamariz in Estoril, where Fuse Records will provide a monthly moment by the coast. Last July, on the 28th, the label debuted this summer’s electronic music scene with Dj Vibe, which, by the way, was a success. Carrying on the concept, on the 19th, Zé Salvador opens the dancefloor at Tamariz, leading the electronic movement followed by Heartbreakerz, Ramboiage and Kuin. Still in August, more precisely on the 30th, Freshkitos make their way to the booth.
LX Music is a reference in Lisbon‘s underground clubbing scene. Their Open-Air parties are consolidated as one of the best options in the city. In previous editions, they presented big gigs such as Antigone, Extrawelt or Dominik Eulberg. On August, Saturday 11th, they will celebrate their third Open-Air of the year, where the music will be in charge of the largest tech-house ambassador in the peninsula, Cuartero. He will be joined by Andre Buljat, resident artist of SIGHT, who co-organizes the event. The resident of LX Music Glove will perform b2b with the German Niklas Stadler and also local Vaz and DJ Vitamine will complete the line-up of what is envisioned as the best night of the summer on the beach.
And speaking of Cuartero, we cannot forget the sunset at Forte de São João with this artist as a special guest. However, the label RDZ Music Agency promises to announce more names briefly. Without forgetting that summer in Portugal is synonym with Algarve, Fuse Records will also provide two sunsets in Vilamoura, Quarteira, in the unique space of AL.MAR – Tapas by the Sea which, last year, was the scene of an unforgettable summer. To finish off the season, Fuse Records hosts Nick Curly on September 13th.
Rumour has it that Fuse and maybe even the Kremlin crew still have a few tricks up their sleeve for this summer, so keep your eyes peeled!
(Cover Image: © Waikiki Beach Club)