What to do

Why not WALK into the wilds or along the ocean-front promenade to Cascais or Estoril?

Check out Cascais where there is a lot to discover… in the old town, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. 

Make the most of your stay with us by enjoying a RELAXATION MASSAGE.

Enjoy SPORTS: golf, tennis, football, surfing, sailing …  all close to us.

A touch of CULTURE: check out “Casa das Historias”-Paula rego Collection,  Centro Cultural de Cascais,  Casa de Santa Maria,  Verdades de Faria Museum or Casino Estoril.


Where The Land Meets The Sea

Estoril

Estoril is a seaside resort, that became internationally known particullary since the end of the Second World War. Several Royal Families took exile in Estoril, such as King Umberto II of Italy, King Carol II of Romania and the Count of Barcelona whose grandson, Felipe VI is now the King of Spain.

The beautiful hill town of Monte Estoril is situated between Estoril and Cascais and Casa Shanti Niketan lies in its historical centre. The area Cascais-Estoril is nowadays ranked as one of the most fashionable places to live in Portugal.

Cascais

Cascais is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital. It was an attractive fishing village and has become famous for yachting, world sailing competitions and offers a modern marina with many activities. Nowadays, it is a very popular holiday spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists.

Boca do Inferno

Boca do Inferno means Hell's Mouth, it is located close to Cascais on the rocky coast with a breathtaking view.

Guincho

Guincho beach is the largest in the Cascais Municipality ideal for water sports (Surfing,Wind & Kite Surfing,Sailing ,Speed Boating, etc) due to its exposure to the northerly winds. Do not miss the beautiful sunsets from the beach or the excellent fish restaurants.
Easy access by public transport from Cascais.

For further information:
http://www.guiadacidade.pt/portugal/poi/2279/11/praia-do-guincho (Português/Inglês/Espanhol)
http://www.bardoguincho.pt/novidades.asp?publicacaoId=1 (Português)

Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca is the most western point of the European continent with an incredible landscape, lighthouse and dramatic cliffs.

For further information:
http://www.guiadacidade.pt/portugal/poi/15120/11/cabo-da-roca

A Visit to Sintra

Easy access on the local bus from our doorstep.
Sintra is an historical town known for its natural beauty and with mysterious and mystical spots to be explored- chapels, convents, churches,castles and palaces, fountains and woodlands. Such as:

  • Palácio da Vila - "Sintra Palace"

This is the only surviving Royal Palace from the Middle Ages, summer residence of the royal family.

The Palace relates to the monumental area designated by UNESCO as Sintra Cultural Landscape,inscribed in the World Heritage List.

  • Palácio da Pena - "Pena Palace"

King Fernando II Saxe Coburg-Gotha built this Palace between 1839-1849; the Arquitecht was Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege who was familiar with the Castles along the River Rhine. It is a wonderful example of Portuguese Romanticism.

  • Quinta da Regaleira - "Regaleira Estate"

A perfect example of mysticism and esotericism.It is a compulsory stop to experience the labyriths, grottoes and terraces full of historical references and masonry symbols.

  • Monserrate

William Beckford lived in this Palace and Park from 1793 untill 1799 and landscaped much of today’s garden with exotic and subtropical trees and shrubs. Half a century later Sir Francis Cook bought the estate and the house which was inspired by the Brighton Pavilion. He hired the head gardener from Kew and developed the gardens even further.

  • Convento dos Capucho - "Capuchos Convent"

This XVI century convent is hidden by nature and was built into the rocks, previously inhabited by Franciscan monks.

  • Camara Municipal de Sintra ( Sintra Municipality)
  • Parque de Sintra ( Sintra Parks )



The Great Outdoors

The Estoril & Cascais coast offers many outdoor activities during your holiday.

Water Sports

Surfing, Wind & Kite Surfing,Sailing,Speed Boating, etc.


For more information :
http://www.estoril-portugal.com/pt/desportos/nauticos 
Marina de Cascais http://www.marina-cascais.com/por/
Naval Club of Cascais http://www.cncascais.com/(disponivel
Water Sports http://www.estoril-portugal.com/pt/actividades-nauticas/list

Walking & Cycling

There is an excellent pedestrian & cycle path along the coast from Estoril all the way to Guincho extending for several miles towards Parede.
 Cycles: In front of Cascais Station – free of charge.


For further information: 
http://www.estoril-portugal.com/pt/natureza/percursos-empresas

Information on parks and beautiful gardens in the Cascais area visit:
http://www.estoril-portugal.com/pt/natureza/parques-jardins

Golf

Many courses available in Estoril, Cascais and Sintra

For futher information:
http://www.estorilgolfcoast.com/en

Tennis

Tennis at the tennis clubs of Estoril and Marinha/Cascais
http://www.clubedetenisdoestoril.com/

To watch the Estoril Open and any other information:
http://pt.estorilopen.net/ 

Motor Sports

For information at the Estoril Circuit and other events:


http://www.motogp.com/en/events/Portugal/2011

Museums

Casa das Historias  Paula Rego - http://www.casadashistoriaspaularego.com/pt/

The collection consists of an extraordinary group of paintings, drawings and etchings produced by the artist on a variety of media and using a wide range of techniques. The collection covers a period of roughly 50 years in her prolific artistic career. Paula Rego was born in Estoril and lived here until she went to the Slade in London.

The collection also includes paintings by her late husband, Victor Willing, some models used by Paula Rego, a large patchwork and some personal papers. 

Centro Cultural de Cascais
This cultural centre has held exhibitions with works by Picasso, Júlio Pomar, Daumier, José Rodrigues, René Bertholo, António da Costa, Arroyo, Konstantin Bessmertny, Jules Maidoff, João Abel Manta, Nadir Afonso, etc.

Casa de Santa Maria

It was built in 1902 by the Espirito Santo family and sold to the Municipality in 2004. It has a unique collection of portuguese tiles. Enjoy the stunning view over the Cascais bay.

Casa Museu Verdades de Faria
This unusual building, designed by Raul Lino, was the property of Mantero Belard, who bequeathed it to the municipality of Cascais on condition that it would be turned into a house-museum with his wife’s name, Verdades de Faria. The Municipal Council turned it into the Museum of Portuguese Traditional Music.

Food and Entertainment

Casino Estoril

One of Europe’s biggest Casinos, it is not just a casino, you can enjoy a wide range of activities and events from musicals, concerts, exhibitions, restaurants etc

Get acquainted with the Estoril Coast by watching the video link that follows :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT62h1eiPp4

Restaurants / Bars

Cascais offers a wide range of restaurants and outdoor eateries of national and international cuisine at competitive prices where you can enjoy the mild climate and the sea view over a meal or a coffee.

For more information:
http://www.estoril-portugal.com/pt/provar

Night Life


Here are a few suggestions for you to enjoy a night out on the coast. 
Largo Camões, Cascais Marina and Carcavelos Beach. 

Casino Estoril has a lot to offer besides gambling: restaurants, a wide variety of shows and concerts, disco and exhibitions. Do not miss the summer events on the Tamariz Beach. 

For more information on the events and activities in the area visit the Tourist offices at Estoril and Cascais or visit :
http://www.estorilive.com (Portuguese, English, Spanish)
http://www.casino-estoril.pt (Portuguese, English, Spanish)

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