Cascais is beach town in the Lisbon Region of Portugal, located at the end of the mouth of the River Tagus as it meets the ocean, with spectacular beaches to be found on its Atlantic shorelines. The combination of maritime leisurely charm, strategic position and location close to Lisbon made it a favourite residence of the Portuguese royal family and several other nobles and one of Portugal's first holiday resorts.

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Saboia Hotel

Renovated in 2008 and pretends to be very up-to-date, but not very successful in hiding how 1980s it really is (especially in breakfast, which is average at most). Receptionists are very helpful, including restaurant recommendations. Private pool with most balconies facing it. Some rooms are without seaview or even a balcony. Breakfast 7:30AM-10:30AM. 15min pleasant walk to Cascais along the coast (which is comfortable with a stroller).

SLEEP   —  +351 214 680 202 —  Rua Belmonte,1

Hotel Albatroz Cascais

Hotel Albatroz Cascais is located around 30km from Lisbon, this boutique hotel is a reference as a luxury hotel in Lisbon/Cascais Coast. A set of 5 charismatic historical buildings turned into a luxury hotel with a unique location above the sea, also enjoying a wide view over the sea. At the hotel: swimming pool, restaurant, bar, terrace, free private parking, room service, and all services from a 5 star hotel.

Pop Sandwich

A tiny sandwich bar offering fresh-made baguettes, sandwiches and mini-pizzas along with the usual assortment of coffee and cold drinks. Found on the main shopping street, its bright green interior makes it easy to find. Run by an old Portuguese couple the food is fresh, delicious and unbelievably cheap. Great for a quick meal before heading down to the beach. A large sandwich and coffee should cost around 2€.

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Restaurante O Pescador

Rua das flores nº 10 B. Fresh seafood fills the menu at this folksy restaurant, a favorite since 1964, where a cluttered ceiling and maritime-related artifacts distract the eye. Sole is a specialty, and this is also a good place to try bacalhau (dried salt cod); it's often baked here, either with cream or with port wine and onions.

EAT   —  +351 21 483 20 54 —  Map

Boca do Inferno

Just outside the town is the famous Boca do Inferno in which the sea on rougher days hammers into the rock and creates a booming noise and a spectacular spray thus creating its name which in English means "mouth of hell". The English occultist Aleister Crowley faked his death there in 1930.

Hotel Londres Estoril

Modern Hotel located just 450 mts (1/4 miles) from the Beach and seaside promenade along Estoril/Cascais. Friendly service, garden, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, rooms for smokers and non-smokers. Good for holidays and short breaks. Lisbon is only at 35 minutes train ride.

Palácio de Conde de Castro Guimarães

One of the most outstanding palaces is the Palácio de Conde de Castro Guimarães that is open to the public and exhibits its own grand private collection that includes over 25,000 books and such rarities as an illustrated book by Duarte Galvão(1455-1517).

Hotel Atlantis Sintra Estoril

Located between the cosmopolitan city of Cascais and the tranquility of Sintra's Mountains, next to the Autodromo do Estoril. The Hotel Atlantis Sintra Estoril has a vast garden and has all facilities for meetings and for a pleasant stay.

Monte Bistro

A restaurant and take-away. Excellent value for money, a good portion of creativity while staying within traditional cuisine. Probably the best option when you lodge in Estoril and don't have time to walk to Cascais for dinner.

EAT   —  +351 21 466-0106 —  Map

Palácio Estoril,Hotel Golf & Spa

The Hotel Palacio Estoril is a luxury five star hotel enjoying beautifully landscaped gardens and magnificent sea views, and splendid classical buildings from the 1930s. It has been fully renovated in 2006.

SLEEP   —  +351 214648000 —  Rua Particular

Vila Galé Estoril

Located right along Linha do Estoril, two minutes away from the sea (Tamariz’s Beach) and only 200meters away from the Casino Estoril. Ideal facilities for corporate meetings and holidays. Online booking.


An Italian and Japanese restaurant (with two separate kitchens). Choose among a selection of pizzas or pastas, or try the sushi buffet (€14) with a nice champagne and cucumber sangria.

EAT   —  Rua da Palmeira, 6A

Guincho beach

Within easy reach of Cascais is the famous beach at Guincho with its high waves that attract windsurfers from all around the world as having some of the best rollers in Europe.

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Parque Palmela

The Parque Palmela is an attractive park created by the Duques de Palmela and now maintained by the Town Hall and in which open-air concerts are often held.

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Os Morgados

A typical portugaise restaurant which offers great fish dishes, such as grilled seabream and seabass and tasty pasta or rice with prawns and seafood.

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Vila Galé Cascais

Near the renowned Cascais Marina, absolutely perfect for wonderful holidays, corporate meetings, and special events. Online booking

Pizza Itália

A very nice Italian restaurant. If the weather permits, enjoy the terrace, with a view over the Cascais bay.

Museu do Mar Rei D. Carlos

On a much more modest scale is the Museu do Mar that depicts the story of Cascais and its fishing history.

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