Lisbon – Portugal’s capital with its cool vibe transports you into the very pulse of the heartbeat of Portugal. It is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe, a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking.
Lisbon is bustling and exciting and boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating attractions. The city has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history.
There are two sandy coastlines which are easily accessible from Lisbon; the Cascais-Estoril coastline (to the west of Lisbon) and Costa de Caparica (to the south of Lisbon). Slightly further (and needing a rental car to visit) are the wild beaches of the Serra de Sintra coastline and the paradise beaches of the Serra da Arrabida.
There are many enjoyable towns in the surrounds of Lisbon, the most popular being the charming hill-top town of Sintra and the fishing town of Cascais. A short drive away you will find the pretty beach town of Sesimbra, the colossal palace of Mafra, the picturesque walled town of Obidos, and the port city of Setubal.