Luxury hotels and golf resorts on the beach
Lisbon is the gateway to this beautiful coastline. This elegant city is perfect for a few days away. Here you will find that the past meets the present, modern life and designer shopping versus medieval streets and bustling squares.
Travel just over 30km west of Lisbon and you will find the Estoril Coast. Here you will find excellent beaches, thermal springs, a casino and a championship golf course.
Luxury and boutique hotels are available as are private villas with pools.
Time Difference: GMT +1 hour
Portugal’s climate varies greatly. Summers (from May to the end of September) are hot and dry especially in the inland areas. Temperatures may be slightly lower in coastal areas. Autumn months can often be mild with snow a possibility in some areas in winter.
Lisbon has many interesting places to visit, such as the Torre de Belem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Portugals’ most famous landmarks. Originally constructed to guard the entrance to the harbour, this gothic tower featues some of the finest examples of Portuguese stonework from 16th century. Lisbon also has some of the best seafood restaurants in the world.
Situated in the town of Estoril, this casino is the oldest in Europe and is also one of the largest. The complex offers more than just the gaming tables and slot machines, there are also restaurants and bars as well as other exciting entertainment venues featuring musicals, singers and musicians.
Portugal offers some of the best golf courses in Europe and the world, and the Estoril coast is no exception. One of the best is the Oitavus Dunes Golf Course which is ranked the 69th best golf course in the world.