"Venue for Euromeet 2009" Top 5 Page for this destination Cascais by toonsarah
Cascais Travel Guide: 467 reviews and 2,321 photos
There is an appealing blend of authentic local life and tourist-focused facilities. Fishing boats bob in the harbour just offshore from the town beach, locals shop or chat in doorways in the winding back lanes just a stone’s throw from the busy restaurants in Luís de Camões Square, traditional houses decorated with azulejos panels sit almost side by side with fashionable shops.
Spend your day strolling those same back lanes, following the path beside the sea to the rocky scenery of the Boca do Inferno, eating ice cream at the historic Santini gelataria or freshly caught fish and seafood in the open-air restaurants, browsing the shops or simply relaxing on the beach or in a friendly bar.
There are no major sights, apart from the afore-mentioned Boca do Inferno and a citadel currently (May 2009) being restored to be opened up to the public, so there is no pressure to pack a lot into your day.
And if you’re more of a beach person than a city one you might even consider staying here, especially if you like your beaches small, local and part of a town or village rather than the more remote resort hotel type. There are certainly plenty of accommodation choices, with something to suit every budget and taste.
I came here for the great 2009 VT Euromeeting and was very happy that it had brought me to a place I may otherwise never have discovered (being usually more of a city person than a beach one!)
I had a wonderful time at the VT meeting (thank you to our Portuguese hosts and meeting organisers!) If you were there too you can relive the meeting through my travelogues, or experience it virtually if you weren't able to join us.
- In a nutshell:A lovely little town only a stone's throw from Lisbon
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