Friday, January 28 2022

When it comes to some of the most pristine stretches of beach in the whole of Portugal, you need to check out Cascais. This town has completely reinvented itself over the past few decades from a small fishing village to a sophisticated resort town.

You will find plenty of things to see and do in Cascais. Since the 19th century, this area has been a popular retreat destination for the country’s elite and many of European Royals sought refuge in Cascais during the Second World War. Today, this town is a hot spot for tourist from all over Europe.

In the historic town center, you will find the Largo de Camões which is a lively place filled with a number of restaurants, cafes and pubs. After the sun sets, this is the place to be when in Cascais. You will find many shops and vendors all throughout the city too. There are many fairs that make their way to the city on a weekly basis which keeps everything more exciting.

The seaside port area is also a popular destination with some lively night life. There are a number of hot and trendy bars and clubs facing the marina. Whether you are looking for a jazz bar, or an upbeat rave style club, you will find them at the water’s edge.

When you are ready for some rest and relaxation, you can lie down on Guincho beach and soak in the sun. Then again, you could head inland into the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and experience nature up close and personal. Nearby you will find the Quinta da Marinha golf course which offers any visitor a number of options to fill their days.

At night, if you start feeling lucky, then make your way down to the promenade that stretches out between Cascais and Estroll where you will find one of the largest and oldest casinos in Europe. Here you will find some beautiful beaches, many apartments and equipment rentals of all shapes and sizes that will keep you busy all day long.

It only takes a few moments in Cascais to find out why it has been such a popular destination for many of Europe’s elite.

Photo by jaime.silva

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