On your next trip to the beach town of Cascais make sure to consider employing our Cascais car hire services to use as your personal transportation through and around this coastal town. The town is a virtual gold-mine of historic and geographical wonders to see, starting with the bay which dominates the town and ending with the fort which overlooks it.

Cascais used to be a simple and rather small fishing village but it steadily grew into the elegant beach town that it is today.

It is very close to Lisbon and in a similar manner Cascais has increased in size but it has retained a lot of the charm of its small fishing town past, for instance the catch of the day is still auctioned in the square near the harbor and the colorful boats still bob in said harbor. Fishing and Cascais have always gone together and as such you can find out more about the history of fishing in the city’s Museo do Mar which exhibits artifacts, images and model boats.

The average visitor to Cascais tends to be part of the younger set, as it were, those who enjoy the vibrant nightlife offered by the town and as such the place offers an interesting mix of elegance and commerce with a plethora of restaurants, boutiques and quality hotels being available all over the place.

When it comes to shopping opportunities, the town has everything from roadside stalls and small shops which offer traditional embroidery and lace to the high fashion and beauty boutiques one can find in the huge shopping center located on the road to Sintra.

The beaches that you’ll find in Cascais are usually small but great and dotted with many bars and small eateries all over. On the other hand if you’re interested in a bit of shade make sure to check out the Parque do Marechal Carmona where you’ll find open spaces and tables under trees, generally a great family oriented place.

These are only a few of the things that you can see and do while there so make sure to consider employing our Cascais car hire services in order to enjoy these activities and many more.


August 29th, 2012 by Auto Car Hire