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Estoril is a town in the Municipality of Cascais, Portugal, on the Portuguese Riviera. It is famed as a major international luxury tourist destination, and is known for its luxury hotels, beaches, and the Casino Estoril.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Estoril


1 - Praia do Guincho

   7 km away

Praia do Guincho is a popular Atlantic beach located on Portugal's Estoril coast, 5 km from the town of Cascais, and is located in the municipality of Cascais, more precisely in the parishes of Cascais and Alcabideche, in the District of Lisbon.

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2 - Boca de Inferno

Boca do Inferno is a chasm located in the seaside cliffs close to the Portuguese city of Cascais, in the District of Lisbon. The seawater has access to the deep bottom of the chasm and vigorously strikes its rocky walls, making it a popular tourist attraction.

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3 - Surfing in Lisbon

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4 - Sintra

   10 km away

Sintra is a town and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 377,835, in an area of 319.23 square kilometres.

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5 - Carcavelos beach

   6 km away
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6 - Tours & Sightseeing | Sintra Day trips from Lisbon

   10 km away

Tour some of Portugal's most magical cultural heritage, and enjoy the lush gardens, lakes, grottoes and enigmatic constructions of Quinta da Regaleira. Visit the famous Initiation Well, and other places that hide mysterious meanings evoked by orders such as Freemasonry and the Knights Templar! Stop for a lunch break in old Sintra, and enjoy some free time to explore the historical charm of old Sintra, and the opportunity to taste the traditional pastry from Sintra, Travesseiro! Feel like royalty as you enter the romantic Pena Palace and Park, a unique expression of the architectural Romanticism. Like something out of a fairy tale, it's breathtaking architecture blends many styles together: Gothic, neo-Manuelin, neo-Islamic and neo-Renaissance. With an astonishing variety of plants and trees, amazing views of the Moorish castle, and the Atlantic Ocean, it's a perfect way to end the day before returning to Lisbon.

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7 - Tamariz Beach

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8 - Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

   11 km away

The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is a park on the Portuguese Riviera, one of the 13 Natural Parks of Portugal. While only established in 1994 as a Natural Park by the Portuguese Government, it has been protected since 1981.

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9 - Paragliding in Lisbon

   6 km away

Paragliding over the skies of Portugal, having a fantastic view of Lisbon and their unique landscape is an experience you will never forget. Come and enjoy! Not so long ago flying was just a dream for the "crazy" people. Nowadays there is a...

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10 - Cabo da Roca

   12 km away

Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca is a cape which forms the westernmost point of the Sintra Mountain Range, of mainland Portugal, of continental Europe, and of the Eurasian land mass.

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11 - Colares

   12 km away

Colares is a civil parish along the coast of the municipality of Sintra. The population in 2011 was 7,628, in an area of 33.37 square kilometres.

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12 - Morning | Jerónimos Monastery

   16 km away

The Jerónimos Monastery is a National Monument and was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Step onto these significant grounds for a snoop around inside, where you can explore the whole place and ponder its homage to Portuguese identity and culture. Don't forget to look up at the frescoed vaulted ceilings! Take a seat in the 16th-century cloister and peer inside the former monks’ refectory. Not only is this a thrilling trip through Lisbon's history, the views over the Tagus River from the grounds are exceptional.

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13 - Praia da Ursa

   12 km away
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14 - Queluz National Palace

   13 km away

The Palace of Queluz is an 18th-century palace located at Queluz, a city of the Sintra Municipality, in the Lisbon District, on the Portuguese Riviera.

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15 - Boat Tours in Lisbon

   17 km away

Enjoy an exclusive 8-hour excursion on an exclusive sailing boat around Lisbon and enjoy its luxury and comfort. In this private cruise excursion you will have the whole boat at your disposal, the itinerary will be adapted to the preferences of the p...

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16 - Azenhas do Mar

   15 km away

Azenhas do Mar is a seaside town in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. It is part of Colares civil parish. It is located just 30 km away from Lisboa, near Cabo da Roca, Palácio da Pena, and other attractions.

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17 - Reboleira

   15 km away

Estádio José Gomes, informally known as Estádio da Reboleira, after its location, is the stadium of the Portuguese football team C.F. Estrela da Amadora and it has a capacity of 9,288.

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18 - Belém Tower

   16 km away

Belém Tower, officially the Tower of Saint Vincent is a 16th-century fortification located in Lisbon that served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.

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19 - Costa da Caparica

   16 km away

Costa de Caparica is a Portuguese civil parish, located in the municipality of Almada along the western coast of the district of Setúbal. The population in 2011 was 13,418, in an area of 10.18 km². Since 9 December 2004, the Costa de Caparica has been designated as city within the urban hierarchy of Portugal.

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20 - Jerónimos Monastery

   17 km away

The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery, is a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome near the Tagus river in the parish of Belém, in the Lisbon Municipality, Portugal; it was secularised on 28 December 1833 by state decree and its ownership transferred to the charitable institution, Real Casa Pia de Lisboa.

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Why should you visit Estoril ?

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Why traveling to Estoril?

Estoril is a picturesque coastal town in Portugal known for its stunning beaches, mild climate, elegant architecture, and vibrant social scene. It's an ideal destination for those looking to experience the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and culture. With its close proximity to Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais, Estoril serves as an excellent base for exploring the surrounding region.

How to get to Estoril?

Estoril is easily accessible from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The most convenient way to reach Estoril is by taking a train from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre station. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes, and trains run frequently throughout the day. Alternatively, you can rent a car and drive along the scenic coastal road, which takes about 40 minutes.

What to book in advance?

While Estoril is relatively laid-back, it's always a good idea to book accommodation, especially during the peak summer months. If you plan on visiting popular attractions in the surrounding areas, such as the Pena Palace in Sintra or the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, consider purchasing tickets online in advance to avoid long queues.

What are the costs?

Estoril is generally more affordable than many European destinations, but prices can vary depending on the season. Expect to pay around €100-€150 per night for a mid-range hotel, while budget accommodations can be found for as low as €50 per night. Meals at local restaurants range from €10-€20 per person, and transportation costs are minimal, especially if you take advantage of the train network.

What are the best things to do?

In Estoril, you can stroll along the beautiful beach promenade, try your luck at the historic Estoril Casino, or relax on the golden sands of Tamariz Beach. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the enchanting gardens of Estoril Park, visit the impressive Saint Anthony's Church, and take in the stunning views from the cliffs at Boca do Inferno.

Where to eat?

1. O Cantinho de Portugal: This cozy restaurant offers delicious traditional Portuguese cuisine and a warm atmosphere.
2. Gordinni: Enjoy an array of Italian and Mediterranean dishes with an ocean view at this stylish eatery.
3. Garret Burger Bar: For a great burger and a laid-back vibe, this is the perfect spot.

Where to stay?

1. Hotel Inglaterra Charme & Boutique: This elegant hotel offers comfortable rooms, a pool, and a fantastic location near the beach.
2. Hotel Londres: A budget-friendly option with modern amenities and a convenient location near the train station.
3. Vila Gale Estoril: This four-star hotel features an outdoor pool, spa, and stunning sea views.

Off the beaten path

For a truly unique experience, take a day trip to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. This dramatic cliffside location offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a sense of awe-inspiring solitude. Wander along the rugged coastal trails, visit the lighthouse, and take in the panoramic vistas from the viewing platform. This lesser-known gem is the perfect escape from the bustling tourist spots and a must-visit for nature lovers.

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Estoril, one of the most beautiful seaside resort of Portugal. Once a civil parish in Portugal, Estoril has become a popular seaside resort. Its geographical location and history make it a place where it is possible to enjoy many types of recreational and cultural activities. It is located less than 30 kilometers west of Lisbon and is especially famous for its casino. It is this casino, one of the largest in Europe, that inspired Ian Fleming to write his first James Bond novel, "Casino Royale". The mild winters and warm, sunny summers make it an ideal seaside town, with one of its most beautiful beaches, Praia do Tamariz, being right next to the casino. Estoril has become so famous that the local coastal region is now called Costa do Estoril.

Tamariz Beach is located at the end of Estoril Casino Avenue. It was once frequented by high society when it was called the Elegant Beach. Its geographical location is very favorable, since it is in the center of the main services. For example, it is very close to the train line. The beach is very pleasant. You can also take advantage of the Atlantic swimming pool, which is located near the pontoon.

The Casa das historias Paula Rego is a popular museum in the Estoril area. It was designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura to provide a place to exhibit some of the works of the artist Paula Rego. Several unpublished drawings are gathered there, in addition to the private collection of the artist who lived in Estoril for a long time. The museum also presents meetings, films and documentaries, as well as several activities for all audiences.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Estoril

What are the most popular restaurants in Estoril ?

Here are some of the best restaurants in Estoril:

  1. Lamassa - fresh handmade pasta
  2. Taska Lusa
  3. Churrasqueira Do Viveiro

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