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Cascais
Travel Guide

Cascais as well as a small group of people

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
Free cancellation
The price is €84 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
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! (575 reviews)
"The best thing about the hotel is prime position. It was very clean good food. Bed not comfortable and the service was very slow"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Hotel Baia
Grande Real Villa Italia
Grande Real Villa Italia
5 out of 5
Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100, Cascais
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Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Boca do Inferno and Cascais Beach. Tamariz Beach and Guincho Beach are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (988 reviews)
"I liked the overall cleanliness of the Hotel and the staff were attentive. What I did not like was to find some insects in my bed in the middle of the night. I had to move rooms in the early hours of the morning. I have never experienced this in all the time I’ve stayed in Hotels. I was hoping that ..."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Grande Real Villa Italia
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness
Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness
5 out of 5
Rua Particular, Estoril, Cascais
The price is €159 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
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! (519 reviews)
Wonderful hotel with superb service
"A true 5-star hotel. This hotel"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Wellness
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Cascais Guias Gorgeous & Spacious
Cascais Guias Gorgeous & Spacious
3 out of 5
Rua do Farol 378, 1º Esq, Cascais, Portugal
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manuel Possolo Hippodrome and Boca do Inferno. Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach are ...
Cascais Guias Gorgeous & Spacious
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 €86 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
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! (566 reviews)
Wonderful
"An excellent 5 star, family friendly destination."

Reviewed on 18 Nov 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
The price is €108 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
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! (978 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
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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15 Mar 2020

Lovely town with plenty to do, nice selection of restaurants, great beaches and travel connections to Lisbon and Sintra. Beautiful ocean front hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

MF&TB

4 Jan 2020

I dubbed it 'Lisbon Riviera' ..... I just loved the place! And only 35 mins drive from Lisbon airport!!

5/5 - Excellent

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28 Dec 2019

Cascais is a lovely town and the surrounding area is beautiful. Lovely walks along the coast.

5/5 - Excellent

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6 Nov 2019

A beautiful place and worth visiting. A friendly harbour, with great food and activities

5/5 - Excellent

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31 Oct 2019

Great shops good restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

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31 Oct 2019

Beautiful scenery, unbelievable weather for October, I fell in love with it the second i set eyes on it!