While it has been well know for centuries as a small fishing port, Cascais has changed so much during the last 100 years that has developed to become one of the favourite tourist destinations in Portugal. Going to Cascais means to sense a cosmopolitan atmosphere without missing the local flavour.
Cascais bay is probably the town’s greatest attraction and a stroll around the pathways that circle it is well worthwhile. Cascais is a land of permanent contrasts between tradition and modernity well present, for example, in the vivid colours of the small fishing boats sprinkled around the shore and the yachts and sail boats parked at the yacht club just in front.
Cascais and Estoril boast such a wide variety of both cultural and leisure activities that no one will ever be bored or disappointed. The unique geographic characteristics of this region, its excellent weather conditions and its luxuriant green landscapes ensure unforgettable stays to every visitor.
In the whole of Costa do Estoril (including Cascais and stretching as far as Oeiras) the number of sunny hours throughout the year can be quite impressive: about 2,600! So don’t be surprised if you come across locals sunbathing or having a swim in mid October or even November.
Words just aren’t enough to describe the Costa dos Estoril: Romantic, cosmopolitan, entertaining and full of character it is considered by many as the Portuguese Riviera.