Where to stay around Sintra?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,125 vacation rentals near Sintra. From 1,070 Condos/Apartments to 1,060 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sintra for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sintra?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sintra:

  • Baixa: 3,061 vacation rentals
  • Areia: 76 vacation rentals
  • Azenhas do Mar: 63 vacation rentals
  • Lapa: 1,984 vacation rentals
  • Bairro Alto: 2,766 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sintra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sintra. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monserrate Palace: 8,184 vacation rentals
  • Cascais Beach: 8,166 vacation rentals
  • Lisboa Congress Centre: 8,347 vacation rentals
  • Costa da Caparica Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • Principe Real Square: 8,390 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sintra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Sintra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,070 Condos/Apartments in Sintra. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sintra include:

  • Studios: 1,060 rentals available
  • Houses: 373 rentals available
  • Villas: 249 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sintra?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 825 vacation rentals with pool available in Sintra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Even Adam and Eve would admire this Portuguese paradise

    Nestled in the foothills of Portugal's Sintra Mountains, this resort town has a long history of being loved by the elite. Foreign travelers and Portuguese aristocrats went nuts for the place throughout the 19th century and, as a result, its terrain is packed with whimsical, brightly colored villas and palaces. Travelers come to walk the winding streets of the historic center, explore the rolling green hills that surround the town, and tour the castles, museums, and ruins. Sintra vacation rentals allow visitors to see for themselves why poet Lord Byron called the town a "glorious Eden."

    Guided or not, your Sintra tour will be scintillating

    You can lead yourself on an independent tour of Sintra, since the architectural and cultural sights are well-staffed and public transport runs smoothly. If you prefer the insight of a local expert, however, guided tours are frequent and popular, especially during the summer. Speaking of summer, June and July is when Sintra hosts some of the nation's greatest performers at its music and dance festival. If you miss the mid-summer festivities, don't worry. You'll have more time to visit celebrated palaces, shop cobblestone streets, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride.

    Ruined or well-preserved, these castles are breathtaking

    One of Sintra's many claims to fame is the Palacio Nacional de Sintra, a Moorish masterpiece with twin chimneys, ostentatious courtyards, and twisting columns. It's quite impressive, but don't dawdle. You can't afford to miss the Palacio Nacional da Pena, either. This wildly colorful example of 19th-century romanticism will make lovers swoon and kids feel lost in a fairy-tale, thanks to bright onion domes, stone snakes, and extravagant interiors. For something further off the beaten path, hike to Castelo dos Mouros, a 10th-century ruined castle perched high on a hill and offering vistas of land and sea below.

    Stupendous sunshine and seductive shoulder seasons

    Sintra's climate is slightly different from that of nearby Lisbon because of its high elevation and proximity to the ocean. Summers are hot, with temps in the 80s, but travelers are comforted by cooling sea breezes. If you don't mind busy streets and a blazing sun, Sintra vacation rentals are a safe bet in July or August. Many visitors say spring and autumn are perfect, as temperatures dip into the 60s and 70s and crowds thin out. Weather is cooler, wetter, and less predictable in winter, but warm, sunny days are still common.

    A park for hikers, rock climbers, and surfer dudes

    If not everyone is satisfied with the most beguiling castles on the Iberian Peninsula (there's always someone), fortunately the town is set within the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais, a national park that will please the nature lovers in your party. Its lush forests, climbing rocks, and mountain trails lead west to the region's dramatic coastline, full of huge cliffs and wide beaches popular with surfers and sunbathers. Sintra vacation rentals will also be close to the Parque de Monserrate, which features wooded hillsides next to the Palacio de Monserrate. Here, you'll find weeping cypress, dragon trees, and Himalayan rhododendrons.