This former fishing village has been tuned in to tourism since 1870 when the Portuguese royal court first came here for the summer, bringing the nobility in its wake.
It is now a young and international place with an extraordinary coastline with several small white sand beaches in and around town, such as the unspoilt Guincho Beach, one of the most beautiful around Lisbon. To the north, the lush Sintra mountains.
Cascais has a surprisingly unspoilt and charming old-town area, charming romantic parks and good qualities museums and cultural galleries that provide an alliance of beach, history and cultural activity.
Estoril, the east parish has the famous Casino one of the largest in Europe as well as fine sand beaches.
Surfing, sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular sports in the region around Cascais due to favorable weather, wind, and sea conditions. It is also becoming a popular golf destination, with over 10 golf courses.
Cascais is the perfect place to be used as base to visit Lisbon’s region.