Quick Answer: Which Is Better Sintra Or Cascais?

What is there to do in Cascais at night?

What to do in Cascais at night?Cascais Jazz Club.

great music for a great cause.

Crow Bar.

a rocker’s hideout.

Heat Club Cascais.

for a karaoke evening with friends.

Bar do Guincho.

pleasant atmosphere and a view to the beach.

Shisha House.

the best Shisha and a relaxing vibe.

Discoteca Jézebel (nightclub) …

Tamariz Summer Club (nightclub) …

Cascais Club Cidadela.More items…•.

How far is Cascais to Sintra?

12 kmThe distance between Cascais and Sintra is 12 km. The road distance is 15.9 km.

Is it better to stay in Lisbon or Cascais?

Lisbon is much better as regards restaurants, experiencing real life, culture, views, almost everything. I would stay in Cascais only if your main point is staying close to the beach. Cascais is a delightful place to spend time. Of course, it is a relatively small town, and Lisbon is a big city.

Do you need a car in Cascais?

If it’s just for 1-2 days outside central Lisbon, you don’t need a car. Especially for Sintra or Cascais (Sesimbra is more difficult). … If you are just staying in Lisbon metro area (Lisbon, Belem, Estoril, Cascais, Cabo da Roca, Sintra), then a car is pointless.

Can you drink tap water in Cascais?

It’s generally safe and healthy to drink the public tap water across Portugal. … Although restaurants will serve bottled water by default, it’s fine to ask for tap water.

What is the best area of Lisbon to stay in?

Where’s the best place to stay in Lisbon if you’re visiting for the first time? Chiado, Baixa, Principe Real, Bairro Alto, Avenida da Liberdade and possibly Alfama are the best areas if you want to be based in the heart of the city and within walking distance of major sights, restaurants, transport and shops.

Is it worth going to Cascais?

Cascais is the finest resort town of the Lisbon coastline, and is a highly recommended day trip from Lisbon. Within Cascais are grand mansions, fascinating museums and attractive parks, while the surrounding coastline offers beautiful beaches.

What is Cascais known for?

Cascais is an important tourist destination. Its marina hosts events such as the America’s Cup and the town of Estoril, part of the Cascais municipality, hosts conferences such as the Horasis Global Meeting.

How many days do you need in Sintra?

If you want to visit the very best places of Sintra, one day is really short. I advise to come for two or three days and spend one or two nights in Sintra. But don’t despair if you have just one day in Sintra. You can still see a lot.

Where should I stay Sintra or Cascais?

As Cascais and Estoril (the neighbouring town) are designed as holiday destinations, they both offer a larger choice of hotels than Sintra. Tourists commonly only stay one or two nights in Sintra and use the hotel as a base for exploring the town and immediate vicinity.

How do you get from Cascais to Sintra?

There are two bus services which connect Cascais to Sintra, service number 403 and 417. Both routes start at Cascais bus station (Cascais Terminal) and terminate at Sintra train station (Sintra Estação).

How much is a taxi from Lisbon to Cascais?

The most convenient and fast method to reach Cascais is by Lisbon airport taxi. The ride costs approximately 40€ and takes around 35 minutes. The less expensive, but slower and indirect alternative is the train. The whole journey will cost only 6.20€, but the average travel time is 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Is Cascais safe?

The beaches of Cascais are safe, with clean and calm sea waters, and are supervised in the summer. Cascais is significantly calmer than the larger resort towns along the Algarve coastline. As a country, Portugal is a very safe destination and the Portuguese are a family-focused nation.

Can you walk around Sintra?

There are wonderful walking paths from Sintra to the Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle. The beauty is not just in the buildings, but the whole national park with its winding paths over the hills, and it’s a pity that even the local tourism office insists on taking the bus.

Can you do Sintra and Cascais in one day?

Note: An organised tour is essential if you plan to visit both Sintra and Cascais in one day; this route by public transport leaves almost no time for sightseeing. Only consider combining Cascais and Sintra if you are really limited for time, as both towns deserve a day each.

Should I stay in Sintra?

Hi, Yes I think you should stay in Sintra and if you have trouble finding a cheaper hotel stay in Estoril and Cascais area (why not?). Yes, hotels are normally more expensive but strolling around Sintra/Cascais area with a car might be a good adition to your city trip and you can see nice beaches and towns around.