Cascais & Sintra - elegance, sea food and great beaches

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The coast of Lisbon takes in two of Portugal’s most emblematic locations - Cascais and Sintra. Any visit to the capital city isn’t really complete without a trip to these two very different but equally compelling towns with their Cascais hotels and Sintra hotels.

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Cascais & Sintra boutique hotels, seaside resorts

Choose from our selection of boutique and elegant Hotels in Sintra, Cascais and Estoril, incuding country inns and apartments and houses to rent, romantic Sintra hotels, bed & breakfasts in Cascais, amongst others. Whatever your taste, we’ll help you find that perfect getaway.

Cascais

Cascais is only a 40 minute picturesque train ride from Lisbon itself and Lisboans flock there whenever they get the chance, especially if the sun is out.
They know a good thing when they see one for Cascais offers fine beaches, a laid back atmosphere, plenty of bars, restaurants and cafés and a quaint town centre that still hints at its beginnings as a fishing port.
On top of this Cascais now serves up a good dose of culture too with the Cascais Cultural centre located near the fort showcasing any number of exhibitions and the recent but very impressive House of Stories, a repository of some of Paula Rego’s (one of the world’s great living painters) weird and beautiful paintings.
Slightly off centre there’s the boardwalk that seems to goes on for miles and links up with the equally well known but perhaps more sophisticated (or some would say well to do) resort of Estoril.
To the west the Cascais coastal road links up to one of the region’s most impressive and wild beaches “Guincho”. Getting there whether by bike or car is a pleasure in itself as the windswept waves crash against the rocks on one side and the view of the Sintra hills comes into view of the other.

Sintra

Ah yes Sintra, the glorious Eden of Byron, is not to be outdone by Cascais. Sintra is a place of rare beauty where palaces and castles combine with a stunning fairy tale landscape. It is a must to visit and you’ll see why when you get there.
No, this is not Disneyland on steroids, this is central Portugal. The Portuguese Monarchy made Sintra their summer residence and with the monarchy came the aristocracy and landed gentry. The result is an unrivalled collection of enchanted palaces, sumptuous estates and stunning Manor Houses set within the verdant splendour of the Sintra Hills. The views from the top are simply awesome.
So, while Cascais is a magnet for hedonists looking for sun and sea, Sintra inspires in its historic beauty. The two make for quite a combination.

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