Top attractions 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+351
- Best time to visitThe 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
What a terrific day! Beautiful castle, beautiful views, delicious food...our guide, Bruno, was fantastic. He has an infectiously positive attitude about life, has great national pride and expertise, and was very accommodating. We were traveling on a cruise ship and needed to be back 30 minutes earlier than the tour was scheduled to end. We were joined by another couple. Bruno worked with the home office to be sure we got back on time without taking anything away from the other couple's experience. He gave us a perfect day!
really wonderful tour !! very timely schedule . passionate guide to Lisboa culture and atmosphere of Lisboa area CasCais , nice beaches I cannot remember !! strongly recommend
Rita our guide was great! She gave us details and tips through the tour. She is thoughtful and considerate throughout the day to all the guests and makes this your all the more worth it. I highly recommend this tour.
Our family of five had the pleasure of spending the day with Tomas who picked us up in Lisbon for an all day tour of Sintra. My three sons ages 23, 22 and 19 especially loved the tour because Tomas was so easy to talk to and fun to be around. He gave us all great historical background of the area, took us too an delicious sandwich shop for lunch and showed us amazing vistas along the coast. I highly recommend this tour, but if it’s especially hot, or you don’t want to ride in a jeep without AC, take the van tour instead as it will be much more comfortable. We rode in the jeep which was great, but maybe not for older clients or if it’s super hot.
The only way to visit Sintra and area is on a private tour with a guide such as Francisco. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area and worked hard at making our tour perfect