Destination guide

Enjoy holiday lettings in Cascais

Located in the Lisbon district of Portugal, the municipality of Cascais is the ideal destination for a romantic whirlwind excursion in the EU. From stunning white-sand beaches to delicious local dishes, to outstanding historic and heritage locations, this is a city that has it all. As you settle into your holiday lettings, you’ll find something going on to entertain any travel goal. The city offers trendy bars, upscale shopping and even family-friendly activities. During a trip to Cascais, you’ll experience not just a holiday but lifelong memories.


Cultural and historic attractions near Cascais villa rentals

If you’re into history, there are several cultural landmarks to visit near Cascais villa rentals. Quinta da Regaleira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which once belonged to the wealthy Viscountess of Regaleira. The current building was built between 1904 and 1910, and contains a traditional Gothic palace. Parque e Palácio Nacional da Pena is a national park and castle where construction began in 1836. The Museu dos Biscaínhos is located in a centuries-old castle and displays artefacts from the Roman Empire. The Church of the Assumption is a Gothic cathedral built in the 18th century.


Activities and attractions in and around Cascais

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like golfing and cycling. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Cascais a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lisbon Oceanarium (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Manuel Possolo Hippodrome (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Boca do Inferno (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Estoril Golf Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Adrenunes Dolmen (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Pena Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Surfing and more around Cascais holiday homes

Look for a Cascais holiday cottage close to the windy sands and rocks of Guincho Beach, if you want to be in the heart of the surfing action. It's across the headland from the middle of the town, but comes peppered with wave-riding schools and washed by reliable year-round swells. Those armed with their own boards and wheels can drive the coast roads to the region of Ericeira. It's a tad to the north and has even more Atlantic rollers to conquer. Coastal hikes offer an altogether different outdoors adventure. Trails weave all around the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, with some even poking out to Cabo da Roca – the westernmost point in all of mainland Europe.


Seasonal weather averages in Cascais

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cascais

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Cascais is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cascais Beach (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Guincho Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Rainha Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Praia da Conceicao (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Marechal Carmona Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Duquesa Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cascais

The nearest airport is in Cascais (CAT), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

How to get around

Finding your way around Cascais holiday homes

There are plenty of ways to navigate the Cascais region. Most people will arrive in the region by flying into Lisbon. From there, a taxi or bus can get you to Cascais holiday homes. When you’re in town, you have several options for travelling. A car hire will give you the freedom to explore as you like, though many of the beaches and attractions are quite walkable. Public transport is available in the form of a reliable bus system. Whatever your preferred method of transport, it’s likely available in this city.

Food & drink 

Delicacies to enjoy near Cascais holiday lettings

While you’re in town there are certain regional dishes you should try. Seafood is a staple of the diet here, and that’s where you’ll want to start your culinary adventure. Be sure to try fresh bass, cockles, mussels, clams, red mullet, oysters and swordfish. These are prepared grilled, in soups and in a variety of other ways. Goat and sheep cheeses are also well loved in the region. When it comes to desserts, the zimbros (gin cakes) and Belém custard pies must be experienced.

Essential info

Key facts to know about your Cascais holiday rental

Cascais hosts a population of almost 207,000 people. It’s famed for its resorts, beaches and a local casino, and is part of the Portuguese Riviera. The hospitality industry is the major driver of the economy. Portuguese is the primary language, though most people here speak some English. It’s an upscale area with relatively low crime, though as always when in another country, travellers are advised to be cautious, especially when out of areas targeted towards travellers. It has a Mediterranean subtropical climate with average highs around 44°C and lows near -1.2°C, and 774 mm of rain annually.

Where to stay around Cascais?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,197 holiday lettings near Cascais. From 179 Villas to 610 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cascais for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cascais?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cascais. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cascais Beach: 6,457 holiday homes
  • Quinta Da Marinha Golf Course: 6,268 holiday homes
  • Cascais Marina: 6,418 holiday homes
  • CascaisVilla Shopping Centre: 6,436 holiday homes
  • Guincho Beach: 6,214 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cascais! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cascais?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cascais with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Lisbon: 5,230 holiday lettings
  • Sintra: 1,938 holiday lettings
  • Estoril: 1,330 holiday lettings
  • Ericeira: 757 holiday lettings
  • Sesimbra: 2,272 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cascais?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cascais. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cascais Beach: 6,457 holiday rentals
  • Quinta Da Marinha Golf Course: 6,268 holiday rentals
  • Cascais Marina: 6,418 holiday rentals
  • CascaisVilla Shopping Centre: 6,436 holiday rentals
  • Guincho Beach: 6,214 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cascais listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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