Estoril is one of those places that you simply must visit if you’re on holiday in the Portuguese capital. If you arrive by air, hiring a car at Lisbon airport will give you lots of flexibility, and you’ll be able to follow the route in comfort, as well as seeing and doing all the things we’ve lined up for you at Record go.
Estoril has always been known as the ‘Portuguese Riviera’;it’s one of the most popular coastal areas near Lisbon, and somewhere you really should visit.
Estoril is well-known for having been a favourite holiday spot with the aristocracy, and for that reason its Casino is still famous. But in this area that belongs to the municipality of Cascais, you’ll also find lots of other great places to visit.
The coast road between Estoril and Cascais is one of the most beautiful trips you can take on your visit here. The views are wonderful, and thanks to the Portuguese climate that’s mild for most of the year, you won’t be able to resist all that warm sunshine and those sea breezes.
As we’ve already said, the Casino in Estoril has always had a reputation for elegance, but today you can also enjoy its gardens, where performances are often held, and that also provide a great setting for picnics, or a meeting place for exercise, yoga, or theatre groups.
This mansion is located right on the seafront and has become one of the most iconic sights in Estoril. It looks rather like a palace or castle, and its walls hide a host of tales about the aristocratic Portuguese and British holidaymakers of the past.
The most interesting absolute must-see places in Estoril can be visited in a day, or even in an afternoon. But if you really want to soak up the atmosphere of this famous coastal town near Lisbon, there’s lots more to do.
Like relaxing on Tamariz beach, very close to the Casino and the chalet Barros, and letting yourself drift on the ocean breeze. You might just find that this is one of the very best moments of relaxation on this route, and during your holiday in Portugal.
And above all enjoy the culinary delights of this area. Be sure to try some of the wonderful variety of fresh fish that you’ll find in the restaurants and bars near the sea.
Furthermore, Estoril is a great place to include on your route in Portugal together with Sintra and Cascais, two other must-see places to include on your Portuguese road trip. So now you have another reason to start planning your holiday or getaway to Portugal. Don’t miss out on our car rental deals, and book your Lisbon hire car now!