Guincho is a popular tourist destination, situated along Portugal’s Costa do Estoril, just outside of the town of Cascais. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Guincho will be happy to discover that there is a great choice of self catering accommodation available in and around Guincho. There are a number of rental apartments, as well as villas with pools, many enjoying extensive views of Guincho Beach, which was featured in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, in the famous James Bond film.
Most tourists looking to spend their holidays in Guincho are attracted by the fantastic beach. Guincho beach provides the ideal conditions for surfing, due to its exposed location along the Atlantic coast. Other water sports, such as windsurfing, jet skiing and kite surfing are popular activities for visitors to Guincho. Those visitors enjoying their holidays in Guincho who are looking to have a more relaxing time may wish to explore the nearby historic town of Cascais, just 3 miles from the beach. Here tourists will find a number of attractions lining the town’s quaint cobbled streets, including the ruins of an old castle and several museums. Golf enthusiasts visiting the area will be able to attempt to improve their handicap in one of the town’s ten golf courses.
Many visitors spending their holidays in Guincho will be drawn to Lisbon, some twenty miles to the east of the resort. Here you will find a wealth of museums, architecturally and historically interesting buildings and monuments, shopping opportunities and a large number of tourist facilities and activities that you would expect from the nation’s capital city. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Guincho will discover there are plenty of interesting places to visit in the region surrounding the resort. Further along the Atlantic coast are a number of popular beaches and the popular tourist draw of Boco do Inferno.
Tourists spending their holidays in Guincho will discover that this region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers in Guincho are warm and temperatures can easily reach the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters in Guincho are cooler and temperatures vary between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius. This region of Portugal receives an average annual rainfall of around 24 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Guincho will first fly to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). There are a number of airlines offering regular and affordable flights to this airport, including TAP Air, British Airways and KLM. These flights depart from a number of UK airports, including London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).