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Complete guide to Cascais

The best things to do, eat and drink in Cascais. Don't miss out on this small paradise near Lisbon

Baía de Cascais
Fotografia: Ana Luzia

If you're in Lisbon, you definitely can't leave without taking a tour through Cascais. Less than an hour away from the city - and you can even take the train and enjoy the view on the way there - it's the true jewel of Portugal's capital.

Discover Cascais

30 reasons to fall in love with Cascais
Things to do

30 reasons to fall in love with Cascais

Firstly, congratulations for choosing to explore such a heavenly destination. Welcome! Prepare to discover a historic town where once kings and aristocrats lived, and which is now the home of people who like to live well and unhurriedly. Before learning what will make you fall in love with Cascais, a warning - you may end up feeling like cancelling your return flight. Recommended: The best way to spend 48 hours in Cascais

A quick history of Cascais: interesting factoids
Travel

A quick history of Cascais: interesting factoids

Cascais has a way to conquer it's visitors. Either for all the amazing things to do, the incredible food, with delicious fish restaurants and seats where you can soak up the sun, free attractions or it's beautiful beaches. If, like us, you've fallen in love with this town, get to know it better with a quick look at it's history.  Recommended: Things to do in Cascais

The best parks in Cascais
Attractions

The best parks in Cascais

There are countless green areas to relax and unwind in Cascais. Feel free to wonder around, stroll among the trees and discover the calming refuge from the big city. In these parks in Cascais there are playgrounds for the kids, picnic areas or even adventure tracks to keep you busy. On the other hand, you will also find a lot of free, peacuful and green spaces to just sit back and read a book, have a nap or just breathe in the fresh air. Recommended: The best water activities in Cascais

The best things to do

Things to do in Cascais: a perfect day
Things to do

Things to do in Cascais: a perfect day

If you're in Lisbon, you definitely can't leave without taking a tour through Cascais. 

Free things to do in Cascais
Things to do

Free things to do in Cascais

Let's be honest here. There is nothing better than being able to head out town without breaking bank. So don't worry too much about setting budgets yet, there are many ways of exploring the city without spending one euro. It seems that the best things in life actually do come free - in Cascais at least they do. Whether it be going to museums or enjoying beautiful landscapes. There is a bit for everyone. Recommended: The best way to spend 48 hours in Cascais

The best way to spend 48 hours in Cascais
Things to do

The best way to spend 48 hours in Cascais

Cascais is the perfect gateway from the chaos of the city. It is not too far, and has beautiful landscapes. The further you move way from the city the more nature you see. And if your thing is to lay all day under the sun Cascais got you covered. If you want to relax over a nice cup of coffee or sitting at the table at a great restaurant, Cascais is the place to be. If you are more into art, on the other hand, Cascais a whole neighbourhood dedicated to it. If you are looking into something a bit more adventurous, then you've also come to the right place. Either way, there is plenty to do in just 48 hours in Cascais. Recommended: The best shops in Cascais

Fill your shopping bag at the best shops in Cascais
Shopping

Fill your shopping bag at the best shops in Cascais

The shops in Cascais provide a mecca for lovers of unique boutiques, home decor and everything in between. Cascais lures aspiring fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts. In fact, people from around the country recognise the ineherent style in the city's design and psyche, which is translated into the way people dress and live here. So we decided to break down some of the town’s best shopping opportunities. Grab your bag, have your credit card at hand and set course towards these 11 Cascais shops. Recommended: The 15 best restaurants in Cascais

The best water activities in Cascais
Things to do

The best water activities in Cascais

In a land bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, where even in the winter it feels good to dip your feet in the water, there is no shortage of water activities for the most adventurous. Surfing and kitesurfing, boat rides or sailling lessons, here are 10 ideas to navigate the waters in Cascais. Recommended: 30 reasons to fall in love in Cascais

Eat & Drink in Cascais

The best restaurants in Cascais
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Cascais

Beautiful restaurants with great food are waiting for you in Cascais.

Three sweet treats to try in Cascais
Restaurants

Three sweet treats to try in Cascais

"Cascaenses" have been conquering the hearts of their visitors through their food. And we don't just mean the hottest tables in town, but also some of the incredible and mouth-watering desserts you can have while you are there. Moreover, Cascais is home to the most famous ice-cream shop in Portugal that has now spread out to Lisbon and even Porto. If you are craving some sugar, or are just in the mood for some dessert, look no further.  Recommended: The best restaurants in Cascais

The 10 best restaurants with outdoor seating in Cascais
Restaurants

The 10 best restaurants with outdoor seating in Cascais

Cascais is blessed for being one of the sunniest cities in Europe, which means all year around there are terraces by the sea, rooftops and open-air restaurants to visit. If you, like us, can't miss a sunny spot when you see one, than be sure to visit these restaurants with outdoor seating in Cascais - and bring a hat. Recommended: Three sweat treats to try in Cascais