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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.

History

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

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.

Weather

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Municipality of Cascais?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,715 holiday lettings around Municipality of Cascais. From 182 villas to 963 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Cascais?

Perhaps it's the magnificent sea views, or maybe it's the chance to lounge around during those long summer days. There's just something about a beach escape that appeals to one and all. HomeAway has 626 beachside rental properties to choose from. After a different setting? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our options here include:

  • 511 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 320 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 269 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Cascais?

If you're keen for some space to spread out, kick back and maybe even cook up a storm, you're going to love climbing the stairs up to your very own apartment. You'll be able to take your pick from 944 different options with the help of HomeAway. How does £26 a night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't put it off for too long! If that doesn't match your posse's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 395 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Villa: 184 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Hotel: 58 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.

Can I stay in Cascais in a large group?

Holidays with your favourite people can be tons of fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you. Apartment holiday rentals are the top choice here for large groups of travellers. Our international database currently has 230 available. Properties for rent around this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 363 properties just right for that size. Book a night for as little as £30.
  • Looking for a holiday rental for 5 people? We have 159 that will work well. You can get one for as little as £39 per night.
  • Searching for places for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be happy to discover we have 134 that'll be ideal. You can book one from just £60 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring along your dad, your sister and all your pals to Cascais.

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