The golden triangle: Estoril, Cascais and Sintra
Basking in a pleasant temperate climate all year round, the Estoril Coast offers visitors a variety of cultural and leisure activities. The golden triangle Estoril-Cascais-Sintra is the scene of numerous international sporting events such as the Portugal Golf Open and the Estoril Tennis Open, the World Windsurfing Championships and international motor and motorcycle races.
A short walk from the hotel is the picturesque Tamariz beach and its attractive promenade lined with bars and terrace cafés, providing plenty of opportunity to enjoy the sea and sun. Also just yards away is the famous Estoril Casino, the largest in Europe, which as well as offering a range of casino gaming, is also the cultural hub of the region, promising you an unforgettable evenings entertainment with international floorshows and the opportunity to enjoy a superb dinner and try your luck in the gaming rooms.
On the Estoril Coast and in Sintra alone, golfers can enjoy seven magnificent golf courses including the Palácio Hotels own famous course, Estoril Golf, just 1 km away, which presents a real challenge to players of all levels.
At Cascais Marina and on the quiet, unspoilt Atlantic beaches, especially Guincho Beach, water sports enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from windsurfing and sailing to water skiing, kite surfing and parascending. International powerboat competitions also take place here from time to time.
During the summer months, a series of festivals and events takes place in Estoril and the picturesque town of Cascais such as the Craft Fair, the Festival of the Sea and many popular festivities and international classical, jazz and popular Music Festivals.
Not far away, the romantic town of Sintra, a World Heritage site located in the Sintra Hills, offers a variety of sights such as the Royal Palaces, Museums and Botanical Gardens.
There is a vast choice of restaurants in this golden triangle. Nowadays in Estoril, Cascais and Sintra there are many restaurants serving cuisines ranging from traditional Portuguese cooking to the most highly awarded French cuisine. Many restaurants by the sea serve fresh fish and seafood matched by few other places in the world. In the old town there are many small traditional and affordable retreats to delight visitors. The terraces and cafés bathed in the Cascais sun are also a tempting attraction with their traditional snacks and patisseries.
A short distance from Estoril and within easy reach thanks to the railway with very frequent trains is Portugals capital, Lisbon, nowadays a lively European city with a vast range of cultural and leisure opportunities.
With such a variety of leisure activities at your fingertips, the problem is knowing where to start
Some of the most important events on the Estoril Coast:
- Laureus World Sports Oscars
- Portugal Golf Open
- Estoril Tennis Open
- Portugal Match Race (sailing)
- International Showjumping Competition
- World Motorcycle Grand Prix
- World Bridge Championships
- World Windsurfing Championships
- World Historic Formula One Championships
- Estoril Music Festival
- International Jazz Festival
And one of the most traditional and oldest events:
- The International Crafts Fair (Animation, Crafts and Food) now almost half a century old!