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Cascais

Travel Guide
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Laze in the sun on a soft sandy beach, stroll traditional lanes, savor Portuguese cuisine or just take in the atmosphere of this resort town near Lisbon. 

With its natural charm, historic significance and comfortable facilities, Cascais has everything you can expect from a modern seaside resort. Travel here from nearby Lisbon to discover its royal history and wealth of seaside attractions.

Discover the soul of Cascais by strolling its quaint pedestrianized laneways. Restaurants and cafés are dotted among the shops and seaside resorts, the perfect spots to sample Portugal’s famous seafood and wine. Explore the rich history of the area by viewing the former royal residence of the Cascais Fortress (Cidadela de Cascais) and the opulent mansion turned museum of Condes de Castro Guimarães.

Explore the sandy beaches spread along much of the waterfront. The closest beach to the center of town is popular little Praia da Rainha (Queen’s Beach). Swim in its calm, clear waters and let the kids make marine discoveries in its rock pools. For a bit more action, head to famous Guincho Beach with a surfboard to catch a wave.

Take in the rugged beauty of the coastline with an excursion to Boca do Inferno. Translated as “Hell’s Mouth,” this partly collapsed coastal cave left a large rocky arch that gives access to a stunning natural pool, which you can view from the cliffs above.

Enjoy the stylish delights of the Cascais Marina. This former humble fishing harbor has been transformed with modern features, while keeping its landmark historic features. The marina once even hosted the America’s Cup, a testament to its world-class amenities. View mega yachts in their births and spot the gently bobbing sailing boats in the bay while you dine out in style at one of the marina’s seafood restaurants. On a windy day, take an exhilarating sailing trip along the picturesque coastline.

Climb the tower of the eye-catching Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum on a rocky outcrop beside the marina. In its architecturally designed exhibit spaces, hear the personal stories of Cascais’ early lighthouse keepers.

Once the exclusive retreat and seasonal playground of Europe’s royal families, the former fishing village of Cascais is now a favorite with beach lovers from all walks of life. The town’s regal views, beaches fit for a queen and exclusive resorts, forts and mansions will have you feeling like royalty in no time.

Hotel Baia
Hotel Baia
3 out of 5
Passeio D. Luís I, Cascais
The price is AU$217 per night from 31 Jul. to 31 Jul.
Located in the heart of Cascais, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Church of the Assumption (Igreja da Assuncao), Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (580 reviews)
"Amazing location, friendly staff, good breakfast, and the roof top is great."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Hotel Baia
Hotel Cascais Miragem
Hotel Cascais Miragem
5 out of 5
Avenida Marginal, 8554, Cascais
The price is AU$353 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
This family-friendly Cascais hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cascais Beach and Estoril Casino. Boca do Inferno and Guincho Beach are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (474 reviews)
"This is an excellent hotel. The staff are brilliant, helpful, work really hard and did everything they could to help. The hotel is beautiful, clean and well maintained and the food is stunning. At breakfast and for half board, the staff were fantastic."

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2021

Hotel Cascais Miragem
The Albatroz Hotel
The Albatroz Hotel
5 out of 5
Rua Frederico Arouca, 100, Cascais
Fully refundable
The price is AU$474 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cascais hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Rainha Beach and Cascais Beach. Boca do Inferno is ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (390 reviews)
"The same excellent experience is usual !!"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

The Albatroz Hotel
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