Sandy beaches, historic castles and great entertainment - Estoril may lie close to the capital, but it has its own unique character and ambience that shouldn’t be missed. With everything needed for a relaxing beach break, adult only holiday or a cultural adventure, this destination is sure to be a hit with anyone seeking some glorious sunshine in Portugal. BeachesPraia do Tamariz is the most popular beach in Estoril, boasting a profusion of sand with sunbeds waiting to be used by sun-worshippers. Make your way over to Praia das Moitas for a more chilled-out atmosphere, with warm, inviting sand and a striking stone pier to take in the fresh sea air. Praia da Azarujinha, a small, sandy cove, is the ‘gem’ of the area and ideal for those who prefer to stay away from the busier beaches.Food & DrinkEat like a local and visit Churrasqueira Do Viveiro, a traditional café where the chefs cook up delicious Piri Piri chicken and other Portuguese delights for a price you can’t say no to. Couples visiting the area can indulge in a romantic dinner at the Villa Tamariz Utopia, offering fine dining and beautiful beach views. Anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate Pastelaria Garrett, serving succulent desserts and pastries including pastel de nata, the countries famous delicacy.CultureLocated on the outskirts of Cascais, Estoril is a traditional, rustic Portuguese town where the laid-back locals welcome visitors. Take in the untouched historic architecture whilst breathing in the sea air, the town may be on the smaller side but it makes up for size with character.NightlifeAround Tamariz beachfront is the area for sampling the local bars for social drinks amongst tourists and locals alike. If you’re looking to dance the night away, Jezebel discoteca hosts outstanding DJ sets with a buzzing ambience. Important InformationFlight Time: 2h 50m to Lisbon AirportTime Difference: GMTCurrency: EuroOfficial Language: Portuguese
ClimateFeel the heat between May and September with average highs between 25oC and 27oC. For those who prefer a less sizzling temperature, March, April, October and November are the milder months ranging from 18 oC to 23 oC average highs. December to February see the coolest temperatures, with average highs between 15 oC and 16 oC.
Things To Do on Estoril Holidays
Estoril Golf Set in a charming pine forest, the Estoril Golf Club provides an 18-hole, par 69 golf course with a well-respected Clubhouse and excellent facilities. Enjoy a game of golf in the Portuguese sunshine and finish with refreshments in the Clubhouse, great for an active day. Concerts at Casino Estoril Before travelling, research the upcoming events at Casino Estoril. Musicians, singers, speakers, dancers and DJs feature at the venue. Whether they are international superstars or talented locals, experiencing the venue in itself will dazzle you with its grandness. If none of the events take your fancy, the bars and restaurants within the complex are elegant and highly recommended. Due to the nature of the venue, some areas may be adult-only. Museu da Música Portuguesa Discover the history of Portuguese music in Casa Verdades de Faria at the Portuguese Music Museum. Whilst appreciating the fantastically age-old building, educate yourself with the classic Portuguese musical instruments, informative media about the national musical culture and delicate documents retained from the country’s most famous composers. Bike hire If adventure is what you seek, hire a bicycle and see the sights of Estoril. Heading into Cascais, there is an impressive bike trail starting at the Castro Guimaraes museum following the coast up to Praia do Guincho, a perfect way to soak in the idyllic views of Portugal’s wonderful east coast. Day trips to Cascais, Lisbon, Cabo de Roca, Sintra Estoril may be a charismatic town with plenty to offer, but its location is perfect for venturing out to the surrounding areas. With Cascais only a brief train ride away, why not explore the centre’s many restaurants and attractions. Alternatively, when you are staying this close to the capital city, it would be rude not to take a half-hour road trip to wander the bustling streets of Lisbon.