Things To Do

Cascais Beaches

Cascais Beaches

Cascais is the perfect location for days on the beach and nights on the town. Just a thirty-minute train road from central Lisbon, the beaches in Cascais and the surrounding area are amongst the best in Portugal. Long stretches of golden sand, rocky outcrops and secluded coves characterise the shoreline, offering visitors with plenty of […]

Cascais to Sintra Trip

Cascais to Sintra Trip

Just outside Cascais, the Sintra mountain range rises from the Atlantic shoreline and hosts a protected natural park of rocky mountain scenery and lush green hills. Perched at one of its highest points in a dramatic location overlooking the surrounding area is the town of Sintra, home to some of the most unusual, elaborate and […]

Cascais Nightlife

Cascais Nightlife

Nightlife in Cascais is as varied as it is lively. This delightful coastal town some thirty kilometres west of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, offers an eclectic mix of relaxed eateries, lively bars and pumping nightclubs, guaranteed to keep its well-heeled clientele occupied from dusk until dawn. Wherever you choose to spend your evening, two things are […]

Shopping in Cascais

Shopping in Cascais

Cascais is a sophisticated and popular beach resort within easy reach of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. It is highly popular due to its historical connection with the Portuguese Royal Family and European landed gentry, combined with its pleasant climate and beautiful coastal setting. Shopping is almost a professional pastime in Cascais, with plenty of money, old […]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

The Oitavos

The Oitavos

Perched on rugged terrain right on the edge of western Portugal’s Atlantic coastline at Guincho, The Oitavos offers the perfect mix of minimalist chic, five-star luxury and breath-taking scenery. The hotel comprises 142 guest rooms, all with private balcony and expansive views over the Atlantic or across the semi-tamed scenery of the on-site golf course, […]

Grande Real Villa Italia

Grande Real Villa Italia

The Five Star Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa is set in the former residence of Italy’s King Umberto II who lived in the property while exiled in Portugal for some thirty years between the 1950s and the 1980s. This five-star luxury hotel is one of the best of its type on offer in […]

Fortaleza do Guincho

Fortaleza do Guincho

The Fortaleza do Guincho is a luxury five-star hotel located in a renovated fortress close to Cascais, Portugal. Perched on a rocky outcrop, the fortress dates back to the seventeenth century when it was built to strategically guard Portugal’s western coastline, close to the country’s most westerly point at Cabo da Roca. The hotel offers […]

Casa da Pérgola

Casa da Pérgola

Casa da Pergola, or Pergola House is a delightful boutique hotel situated in a beautifully restored Mediterranean-style mansion right in the heart of Cascais on the famous Estoril coastline. Run by father-and-daughter owners Manuel and Patricia Gonçalves, the house and its twin neighbouring property have been in Patricia’s family since the early twentieth century when […]

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Recommended Restaurants

Baia Grill Restaurant

Baia Grill Restaurant

The Baia Grill Restaurant is generally acknowledged to enjoy the best town-centre location in Cascais, Portugal. Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Baia Cascais the restaurant is large, light and airy and opens out onto a broad terrace with sweeping views out across the bay. This award-winning restaurant firmly deserves its prize from […]

Porto de Santa Maria

Porto de Santa Maria

Perched right at the edge of the dunes of the Guincho beach, close to the cosmopolitan town of Cascais in Portugal, is the Porto de Santa Maria Restaurant. Described as the “place where the sea and the land meet” the Porto de Santa Maria Restaurant perfectly manages to reflect its geographical location in its delicious […]

O Pescador

O Pescador

Located between the sea and the fishmarket, O Pescador Restaurant has been established in the cosmopolitan beach town of Cascais, Portugal, since 1964. Formerly a traditional fisherman’s tavern, situated right in the heart of the Old Town, O Pescador has undergone a transformation since its formative days and is now a sought-after destination on the […]

Meste Zé

Meste Zé

The Meste Zé Restaurant is located right on the beachfront on the rugged section of coastline that is known as Guincho. As the sister restaurant to three other well-respected eateries in Portugal’s Cascais region: The Mar do Guincho, Restaurante o Faroleiro and Quinta do Farta Pão. Meste Zé Restaurant has a strong reputation that precedes […]

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Useful Information

Map of Cascais – Portugal

Map of Cascais – Portugal

Below you can find a good map of the Village of Cascais, including all the major touristic sites and attractions, which will certainly be a precious ally to find your way around. Although the village is reasonably small, this will be a precious time saver. This map is provided by the local tourism office and […]

How to Get to Cascais

How to Get to Cascais

Cascais is a cosmopolitan beach resort on the west coast of Portugal, located close to Estoril in the greater Lisbon area. As the former residence of the Portuguese royal family, Cascais is a favourite amongst travellers from all over Portugal and beyond. Cascais directions for motorists are very straightforward, the A5 heading due west providing […]

Weather in Cascais

Weather in Cascais

Thanks to Cascais’ geographical position right on the central western tip of Portugal, weather in Cascais is almost always favourable. Summer temperatures can climb high during daytime hours but these are always tempered by cooler evenings to give a welcome break from the heat. Cascais weather can vary depending on exactly where you are. While […]

Cascais Marina

Cascais Marina

The Bay of Cascais has long been associated with the sea and the brave explorers from Portugal’s Age of Discovery. However, it was not until 1999 that the current formal marina project was realised, transforming the town from a cosmopolitan summer resort to a world-leading sailing and marine sport destination. The town’s continued link with […]

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