Cascais has a lot of options for the visitor to choose from. The area is very popular and offers a lot of different holiday choices.
A short drive in your Car Hire Cascais vehicle will see you to the famous and quite spectacular Palacio de Conde de Castro Guimaraes. The castle has an exhibition of its private books and this includes a rare illustrated book by Duarte Galvao. There are over 25,000 books to view in the private collection.
There is a lot of history to the area and there have been archaeological finds such as the Grutas de Alapraia. These are a series of underground caves discovered in the 19th Century. The artifacts that were found are also on display at the Palace.
In the town centre is the Grutas de Poco Velho and these date back as far as the Neolithic period.
The Museu do Mar tells the story of the town and its maritime history. The Boca de Inferno is just outside the town and there the sea meets the rock with a fury that produces a magnificent spray.
There is a marina that now attracts the jet set and their beautiful yachts.
Created by the Duques de Palmela is the Parque Palmela. The park is very well maintained and is popular with concerts in the summer.
Cascais has a famous beach at Guincho that is very popular with windsurfers and other watersports due to the great waves.
Cascais Airport is located in Sao Domingos de Rana in Tires. The airport is more of a local aerodrome. The airport is used by Omni - Aviation and Technology which do provide chartered services to other Portugese cities. The airline has bought part of the charter service of the national carrier TAP Portugal. The airport is very easy to reach and there is a small terminal and parking at the airport. There are plans to develop in the future.
Second name: Tires