: Next door
: Next door
Car: not necessary
Located in one of the most prestigious areas around Lisbon, Estoril is the Portuguese Riviera, with excellent beaches, restaurants and golf courses. A few minutes away from Lisbon, it is the ideal choice for those who seek to rest, with the sea in the background!
Estoril is a unique holiday destination where you can enjoy different experiences, from lounging on the beach to bucolic strolls in the countryside, or discovering the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon, 20 km away. It is a region with uncommon riches that begin at the mouth of the River Tagus and beaches that spread from Carcavelos to Guincho, together with the full splendour of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park in the background.
Estoril has long welcomed international visitors. During World War II it acquired a glamorous reputation when Portugal's neutrality and mild weather attracted the rich and the famous, German and English spies, and European royals and aristocrats such as King Umberto II of Italy, Carol II of Romania, the Count of Paris, and Spain's Don Juan. Hollywood actor Orson Wells stayed at the town's legendary Hotel Palacio at the time, and was reportedly 'stunned' by the number of kings at the hotel during his stay.
The town has since lost much of its status, but maintains a certain faded grandeur and is still a fashionable cosmopolitan playground with Europe's largest casino,
tennis courts, some of Europe's finest golf courses, an automobile race track that has held Formula One Grand Prix races, and an attractive sandy beach.
The picturesque beach of Tamariz has a number of bars and restaurants, and a castle overlooking it that is owned by the royal family of Monaco.
Behind it is the casino surrounded by attractive gardens with tall palm trees. Known to give out the biggest weekly prizes in Europe, it also presents top international shows. It was also the inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond and Casino Royale.
The Estoril coast is served by good roads and trains that offer you several choices for your holidays and give you a great freedom of circulation.
You have everything next door, depending on your appetites! From local commerce, to nice restaurants, bars or pharmacy's, you've got it all.
Beach, golf or walking on the beach side ,are only some nice ideas of your possibilities
At night, after having dinner on a restaurant looking over the sea, go to the Casino to see a show. But if you feel like partying go to one of the disco's nearby.
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