Arty beachside town
Retaining much of its original charm as a small fishing village along Portugal’s Lisbon Coast, holidays in Cascais are popular with both tourists and locals. The beautiful Bay of Cascais offers stunning views, as well as water sports and activities while the town is full of amenities too. Choose from two professional standard golf courses, relax as you listen to the waves lap the ocean or explore the historic forts where you can immerse yourself in the area’s fascinating history.
Perfect for families and couples, Cascais holidays offer plenty for those wanting to keep active. Enjoy golf on emerald green courses which overlook the sparkling waters of the sea or scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing trips from the beach. Take a boat trip around the coast and find your own secluded bay, or wander through the bustling streets of the town. You’ll find museums, boutiques, chic bars and excellent restaurants as well as street side cafés perfect for the time honoured Portuguese tradition of people watching.
Flights from the UK to Lisbon take around two and a half hours.
Transfer time from Lisbon airport to Cascais is approximately 40 minutes.
Thanks to its ocean-side location, the Lisbon Coast enjoys plenty of bright and breezy weather. Expect temperatures to hit the high 20s during the summer months - ideal for beach days and sightseeing in the city. Spring and autumn are also pleasant, with average highs of 20-22 degrees.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Portugal.
Tipping in Portugal is generally optional. At cafés and when taking taxis, you can just round up to the nearest euro. When in restaurants, it’s common to leave around 10%.
The official language of Portugal is Portuguese. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.