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Cascais

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7 things to do in Cascais

Lush natural greenery and sandy beaches await you in Cascais. A seaside town, Cascais has a whole host of fun waiting for you. Make sure you visit the best it has to offer!

  • Boca do Inferno

    1. Boca do Inferno

    Hike to the Boca do Inferno from the city, it's a scenic 1-mile trek. Once you're at the cliff's edges take in the salty spray of the ocean, and the spectacular views.

  • Ribeira Beach

    2. Ribeira Beach

    Not too far from the city center, the Ribeira Beach is great for families. You'll find lots of shops and restaurants nearby and fine, golden sand under your toes. Enjoy the cool water after you sun yourself!

  • Santa Marta Lighthouse

    3. Santa Marta Lighthouse

    Learn more about lighthouses and the history of the Santa Marta Lighthouse when you visit the 25 meter structure. You'll find a museum inside that explores technical aspects of the optics involved in lighthouses.

  • Castro Guimaraes Museum

    4. Castro Guimaraes Museum

    Enjoy the private art collection of Jorge O'Neil presented in the Castro Guimaraes Museum. The building's architecture features a mixture of stylistic elements that embrace aspects of Portuguese and Arabic cultures.

  • 5. Monumental de Cascais

    Go on a Monumental de Cascais--also known as a tour of the city. Book yourself a tour guide and get lost on a green hike through town as you learn all about the history of Cascais.

  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

    6. Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

    Protected since the early 1980s, the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is a stunning landscape to behold. While you explore, stop by the Pena Palace for panoramic views, and then afterwards head to Guincho beach to surround yourself with ocean.

  • Cascais to Sintra Trip

    7. Cascais to Sintra Trip

    Nature aficionados will appreciate the day trip to Sintra. Wander through leafy trails and explore nooks and crannies of the local caves. When you're done hiking around, grab a relaxing drink as you watch the sunset over the beach.

Frequently asked questions about Cascais

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Planning Your Visit

  • How to get around Cascais?

    With so much natural beauty around, one of the best ways to get around Cascais is certainly on foot. Plus the town is small enough to be traversed on foot and by bike. There is a public transportation system that is roomy and even air-conditioned, should you want to take a train or a bus.

  • What to eat in Cascais?

    While you're sightseeing in Cascais you must sample the best of the local cuisine--fresh seafood. The coastal town is known for having some of the best shrimp, crab, lobster, fish, and even barnacle. Delight your taste buds!

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit Cascais is from spring to fall. The weather warms up and the charming small coastal town is the perfect spot for a beach vacation away from the stresses of routine.

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What people are saying about Cascais

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15,168 reviews

Our tour guide way extremely professional, and knowledgeable in all the topics, he was enthusiastic and made sure everyone was comfortable during the excursion. We never lacked anything through out the journey, and all the spots he has shown us were interesting and spectacular. Mr Feldman is the best tour guide I had the fortune to meet. He's switching between languages like its nothing, taking everyone 's personal needs and issues into consideration. I would without hesitation recommend hím to everyone coming to Portugál, a true professional and a great gentleman. The sights we have visited were beautiful and interesting as well.

The day trip to Sintra was honestly great! The pick up location and drop off at hotel sundial was very convenient. Our tour guide (Jouao) was very informative and great at explaining the history of Pena palace etc. The Pena palace is definitely a must-visit. The view in Cabo da Roca was really nice, (despite the strong winds!), Cascais is beautiful. I would highly recommend this day trip to anyone who would like to visit Portugal! Many thanks again to Jouao our tour guide, Regards, Elena (from Cyprus!)

was a great tour , small group of people with a friendly and detailed guide , gave us alot of information and recommendations about portugal in general. Pena palace definitely worth a visit. I will definitely recommend. worth the money.

Joao our tour guide was very helpful and gave us good tips for each place we visited. Highly suggested!

Excellent tour and guide, knowledgeable and entertaining