The attractive seaside resort of Estoril is situated on the Costa do Estoril just a short distance from the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. The Estoril Coast has a lot to attract holidaymakers; from its nice, sandy beaches and good weather, to the Estoril golf Course and the Casino. There are some top class holiday villas in Estoril, as well as a good selection of apartments for rent too, making this an ideal holiday destination for couples and friends, as well as for families.
The Estoril Coast has such a good variety of things to see and do that this is certainly not just a seaside resort town, even though it grew up as one! Estoril is the playground for Lisbon’s rich and famous and is easily accessible from the capital, just a short distance along the coast to the east. The proximity to Lisbon is just one reason why holiday villas in Estoril have become so popular.
Holidaymakers can do as much or as little as they please whilst on an Estoril holiday. The beaches on the Estoril Coast are sandy, so perfect for families, and the sunshades provide a welcome break from the sun. For the more active, the well established Estoril Golf Course presents a challenge to golfers looking for an 18-hole championship course, with a par of 69. And after a round of golf, adults can end their evening in Casino Estoril, reputedly the largest casino in Europe and the inspiration for Ian Fleming when writing the James Bond novel, Casino Royale. At the northern edge of the town is the exciting Estoril Circuit. This was formerly used on the Formula 1 calendar and though F1 is no longer here you can still enjoy other motorsports.
The great thing about Estoril holidays is that there’s plenty to do nearby to the seaside town too. The whole of the Costa de Lisboa is lined with great beaches if you fancy an alternative to the beaches closest to your Estoril villa or apartment. The next town along to the west for example is Cascais, also very popular with holidaymakers. Between Estoril and Cascais is the picturesque hill town of Monte Estoril where you’ll find the Verdades-Faria Museum. Of course, to the east of Estoril is the beautiful city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Being so close you can visit several times during your Estoril holiday!
On the Estoril Coast you can enjoy a Mediterranean climate which is one of the mildest in Europe! Average highs in the summer range between 26°C and 29°C (79°F – 84°F) and there is hardly any rain to speak of. Winters are very mild, making Estoril golf course a popular destination all through the year, though rainfall is a little higher in the winter.
Being so close to Lisbon, getting to a holiday villa in Estoril is very quick and easy. Many major airlines fly from the UK to Lisbon, as well as budget airline easyJet.