A FAIRY TALE TOWN
Reasons why Sintra is a place you need to visit in Portugal as soon as you get the chance to.
Sintra is a gem! Located within the beautiful natural scenery of the Natural Park Sintra-Cascais, this national park incorporates the forests hills of Sintra and leads down to the rugged and dramatic coastline, 12km to the west. Its hills are home for many activities of the region, include scenic hiking trails, challenging cycle routes and some of the best rock climbing in Portugal.
The village could perfectly be a scenario for a fairy tale. Live your own story! These are our tips for your visit:
Where the land ends and the sea begins…
The westernmost point of the European continent. The views to the Atlantic from here are stunning. The cliff rises 144 meters in height above the cape. You can walk and hike in the trails. Expect strong winds when looking down from the cliff-top.
If you are staying with us in Carcavelos and have a car, drive by the sea until you reach Cascais. From there drive to Guincho beach up to Cabo da Roca - Cape Roca the westernmost point of the European continent. If you don't have a car, it's also easy to reach, you just need to take the train to Cascais and from there find the bus terminal (ground floor) and take the 403 bus.