Hotels in Cascais
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Kasa 23 Cascais
Cascais 55 yd from city centre
1.7 km from Tamariz Beach, Kasa 23 Cascais is located in Cascais and provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. All rooms...
Cascais 104 yd from city centre
Offering cozy rooms with free WiFi access in the Cascais historical centre, PocoNovo includes a fireplace in the dining area,...
Legasea Cascais Guesthouse
Cascais 143 yd from city centre
Boasting a bar, shared lounge, garden and free WiFi, LEGASEA - Cascais Guesthouse is set in Cascais, 1.7 km from Tamariz...
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Enjoying a glorious location on the Portuguese Riviera in the Lisbon district of Portugal, Cascais sits on the estuary of the River Tagus. It has been an important tourist resort since the 1870’s when the then royal family made the town their summer home and they were followed by many VIPS including crown heads of Europe. Cascais is 25 kms from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
A true resort playground, Cascais has plenty of attractions for the holidaymaker who wants sunshine and fun. The geography provides great scenery and there are historical attractions, museums, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.
There’s plenty of cheap and affordable hotel accommodation in Cascais.
Neighbourhoods of Cascais
The most popular areas for holidaymakers are:
- The Marina: Not only a picturesque place for a stroll among the gleaming yachts and fishing boats, Cascais’s marina is of international repute and import, regularly hosting top sailing contests, even the Americas Cup.
- The Beaches: Sunseekers have 17 beaches along the Cascais coastline to choose from. The two beaches of Praia da Conceição and Praia da Duquesa form the main beach of Cascais which is very family-friendly. The Praia da Rainha is the prettiest beach but is small and often overcrowded.
- The Promenade: The scenic coastline pathway is not only the main tourist street of Cascais but also links the town to Estoril. It’s a 20-minute stroll from the centre to Praia do Tamariz passing ornate 19th century mansions and a seawater swimming pool.
- Centro Historico The old town centre is a woven maze of cobbled streets lined with pretty fisherman’s houses that are now home to chic boutiques, alfresco restaurants, and buzzing bars, as well as some interesting architecture, monuments, and statues.
What to see and do in Cascais
There is an abundance of sights, attractions, and things to do away from the beaches of Cascais.
Historical attractions include the 16th centuryFortaleza da Cidadela, the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, the Casa de Santa Maria and the lighthouse. Natural attractions are the Boca do Inferno, collapsed cave and series of highly weathered cliffs and the Parque Marechal Carmona which are the pretty gardens of the Condes de Castro Guimarães mansion. There are numerous museums including the vividly pink art museum, the Centro Cultural de Cascais and the Mercado da Vila is a traditional covered market. Popular day trips are to Lisbon and also Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe.
What to eat in Cascais
It’s no surprise that the local cuisine of Cascais is heavily biased towards fresh fish and seafood that is caught daily. Cod is a key component of many dishes, particularly the many types of fish stew. Another popular stew is cozido à portuguesa made from meat, sausages, and vegetables. Cascais also boasts a Michelin Star restaurant – the Fortaleza do Guincho - if you want a contemporary take on authentic Portuguese dishes.
Typical events and festivals in Cascais
Like the local economy and cuisine, fishing is celebrated in festivals. The annual Festas De Mare is a spectacular event held in August. Music festivals are also popular with Cascais Groove in June and EDP Cool Jazz in July. Catholic Easter celebrations begin with a beautiful, colourful Mardi Gras and another noisy, bright event, is Lumina which lights up the streets of the Old Town in September.
How to move around in Cascais
The local bus service offers convenient transport in Cascais with routes to various towns around too including Lisbon and Sintra. There’s also a train station in town with a connection to Lisbon airport. Getting around on foot or by cycle is easy and taxis are readily available.
The climate in Cascais
Lying just 24 meters above sea level, Cascais has a warm and temperate climate. There’s little rain in summer and August is the hottest month with an average daily temperature of 21 degrees C. January is the month with the lowest temperature with an average of 11 degrees C. July is the driest month and November the wettest.