Spacious two-tier sunny apartments complete with two bedrooms, spacious living room and dining areas, bathrooms, fully fitted kitchens and located in central Cascais, 10 min walking distance from the city centre & shopping mall 'Cascais Villa' and a 17 min distance from the Port of Cascais and historic centre where all the tourist attractions are concentrated. Unit 'Lara' has an additional sofa-bed and sleeps 6; unit 'Sofia' has a private balcony and sleeps 4.
THINGS TO DO IN CASCAIS
Cascais is a charming cosmopolitan coastal town, bubbling in activities and especially during the summer months. From Art fairs to theatre productions, music festivals and night life, a wide range of activities are possible when you come to Cascais. The historic centre is dotted with small winding cobble stones, full of charming regional restaurants, shops and museums. The beautiful tranquil bay and port of Cascais are landmarks on their own. The marina or yacht harbor has shops and international cuisine restaurants as well as bars and discotheques for evening entertainment. It is also the hub of many water sports activities such as sailing, high-sea fishing, wind-surfing or scuba diving. Cascais has many beautiful beaches and attractions, including two important museums, the Paula Rego museum and the Sea museum. Guincho beach is a surfers paradise and probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN CASCAIS:
1. Bay of Cascais (Baía de Cascais) - walk through some of the typical narrow streets around the bay and see the traditional white houses, patterned pavements, wrought iron and old tiled fronts
2. Old town Cascais - It is worthwhile walking around the pathways that surrounds the bay taking note of the contrast between the vivid colours of the small fishing boats and the sober ones of the yachts and sail boats at the yacht club
3. Casa das Historias Paula Rego Museum
4. Guincho Beach
5. Yacht Club - Marina de Cascais
6. The Museum of the Sea
7. Museum of Conde Castro Guimarães - with its small private beach. Here you can listen to some of the best classical concerts that take place in Cascais
8. The Forte de S. Jorge (St. George's Fort) - Military Museum recently reopened
9. Oitavos Golf Club - This is the Lisbon area's best golf course, host of the 2005 Portugese Open
10. Sunset at Boca de Inferno - during the summer months they have a hotdog stand where you can get the best hotdogs and old beer as you watch the sun set
CASCAIS - the town
Traditionally a small fishing port, Cascais has changed tremendoulsy during the last 100 years to become one of the favourite tourist destinations in Portugal. It exudes a cosmopolitan atmosphere without losing its local flavour. Cascais has numerous picturesque corners dotted with small cosy restaurants, cafes and shops to wile away in the sun and soak up the atmosphere.
SPORTS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA:
1. Water sports: sailing, surfing, kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing, scubadiving, swimming
2. Land sports: Horse riding, cycling, trekking, golf, tennis
The Estoril- Cascais Coast has seven world-class golf courses all within a 40 km radius providing a wide range of challenges and the mild climate conditions make them a good option all year round. You can choose from any one of the seven golf courses available:
1. Golf do Estoril, a masterpiece of the famous golf course designer Mackenzie Ross
2. Oitavos Golf Club
3. Quinta da Marinha Golf - a carefully maintained par-71, 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones
4. Pestana Beloura Golf Resort
5.Villa Golf Penha Longa
6. Lisbon Sports Club
7.Belas Clube de Campo
SIGHTSEEING IN THE SURROUNDING AREA
Whether you choose to rent a car or hire a driver or take the local buses and trains there are many beautiful and interesting places you should visit while you are in the Lisbon district.
1. CABO DE ROCA - visit Europes's most western point called Cabo da Roca with its impressive jaw-dropping view of the Atlantic ocean
2. SINTRA - the historic town of Sintra, a place of mystery, palaces, Moorish castles and the best sweet pastry in the land called 'travesseiros'
3. LISBON - the Capital of Portugal, a city built over 7 hilltops with its vast number of historic districts, monuments, convents, palaces and other important landmarks; well.worth a stop and more than one visit
4. BELÉM - On the way to Lisbon, where the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery
5. OCEANARIUM - An odyssey of sea creatures swim together in a state-of-the-art building. Located in the Parque das Nações district) where fine examples of contemporary architecture including Europe's longest bridge can be seen
6. ERICEIRA - A traditional seaside village and surfing mecca, 40 mins by car
7. MAFRA - a colossal Baroque Royal Palace built in 1717 to celebrate the birth of a daughter to King João V, and includes a monastery and a basilica
8. JERONIMOS MONASTERY - a 16th century monastery near Lisbon, a must-see marvel, flashing back to the days of the Age of Discovery when the spices of the East paid for the impressive architecture that has given it the status of World Heritage Site
9. QUELUZ - A romantic royal palace outside Lisbon. Its Versaillesque resemblance is the country's finest example of Rococo architecture
10. ARRABIDA - A beautiful, wild Mediterranean vegetation Natural Park by the Atlantic south. Arrábida lies between Sesimbra and Setubal. Perched up on the hills overlooking the sea is a dazzling white 16th century Franciscan monastery, and along the slope of the hillside are five round chapels once used for solitary meditation
THE BEST BEACHES FOR SURFING: Guincho beach, Carcavelos and Ericeira
THE BEST BEACHES TO RELAX AND SOAK UP THE SUN: Guincho, Cresmina and Praia do Abano