Just 30km west of Lisbon, Cascais has long been a beach favourite with Lisbon residents looking for a weekend escape. Of course it didn't take the rest of us long to catch on to this and now Cascais is a hugely popular resort on the Lisbon coast.
If you're looking for a beach based holiday, you wont be disappointed here. Guincho beach is widely regarded as the best surfing beach in central Portugal, while Carcavelos beach is the most popular on the Lisbon coastline.
Away from the beach there's a modern marina, a pretty pedestrianised old town with its winding lanes and designer boutiques dotted about, gardens in which to relax under a palm tree and escape the heat of the afternoon and of course some amazing fish restaurants. In the evening Cascais takes on a livelier atmosphere, with a range of nightspots to suit every taste.
*PN = Per Night