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    In the second half of the 19th century, when sea bathing became a popular activity, the town of Cascais was given the impetus which transformed it from a busy fishing port into a very fashionable summer holiday resort. With its fabulous beaches and vibrant towns, Estoril Coast holidays are a wonderful choice of holiday destination.

    Located west of Lisbon is the stunning Estoril Coast. Famed for its excellent beaches it is a fantastic choice of destination for beach-lovers. Although also boasting brilliant golf courses a motor-racing circuit and casino it has something to entertain all its visitors. Cascais holidays are a popular choice of destination on the Estoril Coast, with a wealth of things to do it is a great choice for all holiday-makers.

    A summer residence was built for the monarch and the King’s example was immediately copied by the nobility, who built palaces and extremely beautiful villas in the town. Nowadays, Cascais is a lively and cosmopolitan town that still preserves a great deal of its earlier aristocratic atmosphere. Particularly recommended is a stroll through its streets, where you will find luxury boutiques or perhaps you might prefer to enjoy a few moments’ rest at one of the many outdoor cafés and restaurants scattered about the town. Cascais holidays are ideal for those who wish to spend time relaxing on the glorious beaches and next, wander through the town.

    For holidays in Cascais the beaches continue to be one of the greatest attractions. Choose from those situated in the town’s sheltered bay or those a little further away in the area around Guincho, part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The Boca do Inferno (literally the Jaws of Hell), an inlet along the coast that is surrounded by steep rocks and caves, is a natural curiosity attracting many thousands of visitors to appreciate the brute strength of the sea. With so much to offer holidays to Cascais are ideal for all holiday-makers.

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In the second half of the 19th century, when sea bathing became a popular activity, the town of Cascais was given the impetus which transformed it from a busy fishing port into a very fashionable summer holiday resort. With its fabulous beaches and vibrant towns, Estoril Coast holidays are a wonderful choice of holiday destination.

Located west of Lisbon is the stunning Estoril Coast. Famed for its excellent beaches it is a fantastic choice of destination for beach-lovers. Although also boasting brilliant golf courses a motor-racing circuit and casino it has something to entertain all its visitors. Cascais holidays are a popular choice of destination on the Estoril Coast, with a wealth of things to do it is a great choice for all holiday-makers.

A summer residence was built for the monarch and the King’s example was immediately copied by the nobility, who built palaces and extremely beautiful villas in the town. Nowadays, Cascais is a lively and cosmopolitan town that still preserves a great deal of its earlier aristocratic atmosphere. Particularly recommended is a stroll through its streets, where you will find luxury boutiques or perhaps you might prefer to enjoy a few moments’ rest at one of the many outdoor cafés and restaurants scattered about the town. Cascais holidays are ideal for those who wish to spend time relaxing on the glorious beaches and next, wander through the town.

For holidays in Cascais the beaches continue to be one of the greatest attractions. Choose from those situated in the town’s sheltered bay or those a little further away in the area around Guincho, part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The Boca do Inferno (literally the Jaws of Hell), an inlet along the coast that is surrounded by steep rocks and caves, is a natural curiosity attracting many thousands of visitors to appreciate the brute strength of the sea. With so much to offer holidays to Cascais are ideal for all holiday-makers.

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Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa

5 Star

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa enjoys an excellent location overlooking the oceanfront in Cascais and is close to the marina and the charming centre of this attractive town.

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Hotel Albatroz

5 Star

The hotel has four individual buildings offering a wide range of guest accommodation,

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Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa

5 Star Luxe

We are sure that your first impressions of Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa will be excellent. Behind its very stately façade are wonderful reception areas, lounges and guest rooms and suites to match.

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Pestana Cidadela Cascais Pousada & Art District

5 Star

The Pousada de Cascais – Cidadela Historic Hotel & Art District is located within the impressive walls of the 16th-century Citadel of Cascais, a classified National Monument.

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Featured hotels

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa

5 Star

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa enjoys an excellent location overlooking the oceanfront in Cascais and is close to the marina and the charming centre of this attractive town.

Hotel Albatroz

5 Star

The hotel has four individual buildings offering a wide range of guest accommodation,

Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa

5 Star Luxe

We are sure that your first impressions of Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa will be excellent. Behind its very stately façade are wonderful reception areas, lounges and guest rooms and suites to match.

Pestana Cidadela Cascais Pousada & Art District

5 Star

The Pousada de Cascais – Cidadela Historic Hotel & Art District is located within the impressive walls of the 16th-century Citadel of Cascais, a classified National Monument.

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