The capital of Portugal is situated on the river Tagus and the city and its surrounds (the triangle of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril) have much to offer. Our range of luxury Lisbon Coast villa rentals are mostly located around Cascais and Sintra, however we do feature select apartments in Lisbon city centre.
Lisbon can be described as contemporary and buzzing, with a zest for living that is reflected in an insatiable appetite for music and nightlife. Many of Lisbon’s buildings and monuments showcase the country’s maritime past of exploration and discoveries. There is a great blend of modern architecture and ancient buildings, whilst clanking trams take you around the quaint old quarters of the city.
Described by Lord Byron as “this glorious Eden”, the mountain range of Sintra has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995 because of its outstanding natural beauty and historic interest. It is peppered with extravagant palaces and opulent mansions, with the ruins of the Castelo dos Mouros (castle) and the Palacio de Monserrate (palace and gardens) topping the must-visit list.
The Portuguese Riviera of Cascais and Estoril sits where the River Tagus meets the Atlantic Ocean. Once a quaint old fishing port, Cascais is now a glamorous seaside resort with a wide range of restaurants, shops and a world-class marina. Estoril also hosts one of the biggest casinos in Europe, famous for inspiring Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale and other James Bond thrillers. The Riviera was a renowned den of spies during World War II and the playground of many exiled royal families. Much of the romance and glamour still clings to its old buildings. But in contrast to that era, today’s patrons are more Hollywood film stars and champions of world sports than ex-kings and queens.
There are many family-friendly beaches to choose from in the region, and there is a wide range of sports amenities available such as golf, tennis, horse riding, surfing, kite-surfing, paddle boarding and sailing.
The capital is also an easy starting point for your Portugal vacation, whether your luxury villa rental is located north or south of Lisbon – excellent motorways heading north-west and north from the city, plus two great bridges (old and new) link Lisbon to another motorway all the way south to the Algarve!