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CascaisPortugal

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.

Top hotels in Cascais

Eurostars Cascais
Eurostars Cascais
4 out of 5
Travessa da Republica, 35-35A, Cascais
The price is NZ$110 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

Located in the heart of Cascais, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Manuel Possolo Hippodrome, Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. Paula Rego Historical House ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (340 reviews)
Just ok and way away from town.

"The main areas closed at 7 as well as the pool and outside areas. So after a long drive we wanted to enjoy sitting outside to relax by the pool and they said no. Makes no sense as you want people outside during COVID. We felt trapped in jail. Tons of flies around the pool when we did venture to the ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Eurostars Cascais
Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais
Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais
3 out of 5
Avenida Fausto Figueiredo, 279, Estoril, Cascais
The price is NZ$81 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

This family-friendly Cascais hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Estoril Casino and Tamariz Beach. Boca do Inferno and Estoril Racetrack ...

4/5Very Good! (442 reviews)

"The hotel is very good!! Staff very friendly!! Great breakfast!!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2021

Hotel Londres Estoril \ Cascais
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness
5 out of 5
Rua Particular, Estoril, Cascais
The price is NZ$205 per night from 25 Feb. to 26 Feb.

This family-friendly Cascais hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Estoril Conference Centre and Estoril Casino. Cascais Beach and Boca ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (515 reviews)
Wonderful hotel with superb service

"A true 5-star hotel. This hotel"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Cascais

Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
5 out of 5
Quinta da Marinha, Rua das Palmeiras, Lote 5, Cascais
The price is NZ$159 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Situated in a regional park, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Oitavos Fort, Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach. Boca do Inferno is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (567 reviews)
Could have been better

"I booked a junior suite. Front desk and concierge staff was fantastic. House keeping is terrible. Dirty and sticky kitchen floor, things left remained in dish washer whether washed or unwashed. Water or coffee don’t get refilled everyday. Tap water left overnight has white sediments. Squeaky air ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Vila Gale Cascais
Vila Gale Cascais
4 out of 5
Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 80, Parque da Gandarinha, Cascais

This family-friendly Cascais aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Marechal Carmona Park, Cascais Beach and Boca do Inferno. Condes de ...

4.1/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"We have stayed at this hotel many times before. They know us. They are very welcoming. We feel at home here. If there is anything about it is that they have recently improved the pools and have taken the old bushes out. Now the pool overlooks over the busy road. This will improve when the plants ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

Vila Gale Cascais
Pestana Cascais Ocean & Conference Aparthotel
Pestana Cascais Ocean & Conference Aparthotel
4 out of 5
Av. Manuel Julio Carvalho e Costa 115, Cascais

This family-friendly Cascais aparthotel is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Cascais Beach and Estoril Casino. Guincho Beach and Quinta da Regaleira ...

4.1/5Very Good! (425 reviews)
Very nice property in Cascais

"Very nice. Staff super helpful. Everything works."…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2020

Pestana Cascais Ocean & Conference Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Cascais

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Top Destination

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9 Oct. 2019

put It on your bucket list. Beautiful place. Gorgeous beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Sep. 2019

Worth a visit. The city centre and coastline are beautiful. A must.

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