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The Insider's Guide to Cascais

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Cascais with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Cascais! If you're planning to move to Cascais, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Cascais has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Cascais.

Cascais is a beautiful coastal town in Portugal, located just 30 minutes from Lisbon. It is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike, offering a variety of attractions and activities.

One of the most popular sites in Cascais is the Cascais Citadel, a 16th century fortress that was built to protect the city from pirates. Today, the fortress is a museum and offers stunning views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. Other popular sites include the Boca do Inferno, a natural rock formation that is said to resemble the mouth of hell, and the Santa Marta Lighthouse, which is the oldest lighthouse in Portugal.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Cascais is vibrant and diverse. Some of the most popular restaurants include O Pescador, a seafood restaurant located on the beach, and O Pescador de Cascais, a traditional Portuguese restaurant. For a more upscale dining experience, visitors can try the Michelin-starred restaurant, A Cevicheria. For nightlife, some of the most popular bars and clubs include the trendy Bar do Mar, the lively Bar do Pescador, and the chic Bar do Lago.

Cascais is also a great destination for recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water sports, such as surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing, at the Praia do Guincho beach. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, there are plenty of walking and cycling trails in the area. Golfers can enjoy a round of golf at the Oitavos Dunes Golf Course, while tennis players can practice their skills at the Cascais Tennis Club.

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Insider Tips from Expats in Cascais: Making the Most of Life and Connections

"Americans in Portugal ([email protected] and on facebook) offers social activities to mark the US holidays and some informational meetings on taxes or similar topics during the year; International Women in Portugal is also helpful on a broad basis related to settling in," said one expat living in Cascais.

"International Women in Portugal, Women's Royal Volunteer Service and Royal British Club," wrote a member in Cascais .

"Expats in Cascais often join clubs and activities such as golf, tennis, sailing, and surfing. Expats can also join local language classes, book clubs, and wine tasting groups. Additionally, expats can meet people by attending local festivals, visiting local markets, and exploring the city's many restaurants and bars. Expats can also join online forums and social media groups to connect with other expats living in Cascais," commented one expat who made the move to Cascais.

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"All of the things you mention. There is a wide range of social activities and sports but a lot of young families with children. The city provides many fun activities and festivals during the year," commented an expat living in Cascais .

"Life for expats and digital nomads in Cascais is generally quite pleasant. The city is known for its stunning beaches, beautiful architecture, and vibrant culture. Expats and digital nomads can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, with plenty of opportunities to explore the city and its surroundings. The cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to live and work abroad. The city also offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from outdoor activities such as surfing and hiking to cultural attractions such as museums and galleries. Additionally, the city is well-connected to the rest of Portugal and Europe, making it easy to travel to other destinations," said an expat in Cascais.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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