The past and the present surround you with elegance and glamour when you visit the coast of Cascais and Estoril, formerly known as the Portuguese Riviera.
Cascais is a picturesque former fishermen’s village that amazes the visitor by what it has to offer: from charming beaches, outdoor cafés and restaurants, cosy pubs and exquisite shops to parks and museums, sport facilities, and conference centres. Uniquely beautiful buildings in both Cascais and Estoril tell the story of the past when they served as summer residences of the Portuguese nobility. Estoril, besides, is well-known internationally for its casino, scenically situated with a view to the sea, and only a few minutes on foot from Estoril’s white-sanded beaches.
The magnificence of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage, combines with the deep blue waters of the Atlantic and a mild climate all year round.
Some people come for the bright sunny days, to fix their gaze on the distant horizon, to admire the majestic, unmatched coastline and to appreciate the nature park and warmth of the local people.
Others come for the peace and quiet, for the enticing seaside esplanades and superb golf courses surrounded by unspoilt nature, to savour the delicious tastes of the ocean and for the thrill of the wind and the waves, the surfing and sailing.
There are also those who come for the fascinating stories of kings and spies and for all the glamour, culture and entertainment to be found.
Many come for business meetings, for quick and easy access to Lisbon and its international airport and for the great diversity of places and geographical features on offer.
Others come for the inviting footpaths and sanddunes, for exhilarating horse-riding excursions and boat trips around the bay and for the sheer pleasure of being on Sintra’s doorstep.
Some come for the unforgettable welcome, for the genuine friendliness of the local people and for the unique feeling of comfort and well-being.
There are many reasons for visiting the coast of Estoril and Cascais. There are certainly many more worth staying for.
Come and explore Cascais and surroundings in your own way!