To Do in Cascais

Cascais is a beach town so spending time at the beach and along the promenade is a must. The Praia da Ribeira, in the heart of the historic center, is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Sandcastle artists work almost year-round and even in the winter months you may find yourself seeking shade under the leafy palms perfectly spaced along the promenade.

The largest casino in Europe, Casino Estoril, makes for a fashionable walk or cycle from the historic center. It can be reached by passing grand seaside villas with imposing gates that line the path to the town of Estoril. It is the perfect playground for people watching and has a fascinating history. During the Second World War, due to the neutrality of Portugal , Estoril in particular, became a premier location for royalty to go into exile.

On the way out of town, stop in Cabo da Roca for sunset. It is the westernmost point of the mainland Europe. The massive waves are no match for the 100 meter cliffs where visitors perch to see the sun drop behind the horizon. There are trails throughout this park that attract nature lovers from all over the world and yet there is plenty of room for everyone to witness the jaw-dropping beauty of the Portuguese coastline.

 

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