Estoril and Cascais, or the coast just 20 km from Lisbon, became one of the most cosmopolitan and touristic places in Portugal ever since King Luís I chose the bay for his summer residence in the late 19th century.
The mild climate and an annual average of 260 rainless days were surely strong reasons for his choice and for the most affluent families of the time to follow the royal family and set up their villas and mansions there. It’s worth going on a stroll around town to get a feel for the atmosphere of that period.
Spectacular cliffs that stretch your imagination to the other side of the Atlantic. Gardens, villas and palaces that give you a sense of their rich and glamorous past. Restaurants that serve the freshest fish and seafood.
Following the coastline, you’ll discover a region of exceptional characteristics, starting at the mouth of the River Tagus and stretching from Carcavelos Beach to Guincho Beach at the foot of the magnificent Serra de Sintra. Easy to see, difficult to forget.