Cascais Holidays

Cascais Holidays – A royal resort with so much to do

Cascais might well have stayed a fishing village if it hadn’t been discovered by the royal court in 1870. It remains a fishing village, but an up-market one with glorious architecture, a 16th-century fort and an old town of narrow, twisting alleyways. As it is only thirty minutes from Lisbon it is a very popular weekend retreat for Lisboêtas, as well as foreign holiday makers.

There is so much to do in and around the resort that a holiday in Cascais is ideal for the sports lover and anyone who loves exploration. Cascais marina has a number of sailing schools and if you are a water-skier you can hire boats and skiing equipment. Being on the Atlantic coast, the winds and waves are a magnet to surfers, windsurfers and body boarders, and the nearby beach of Guincho has hosted world championships.

For more a peaceful pastime you can hire a bike to carry you to the local beaches, go horse riding on forest trails, or wander the town looking into its museums and visiting its parks. And you are never too far from a championship golf course.