Estoril Travel Guide

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Estoril Things to Do

  • Tamariz

    It was a long time, since my last visit to Tamariz, in Estoril, a beach with good memories from my youth. However, the new sights worried me a bit: the coast and town keeps well maintained (maybe better) but the sand in the beach has disappeared, having now half of the width and length of the old days. Winter occasional action, or consistent...

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  • Fausto de Figueiredo Statue

    One of the few landmarks in Estoril is this statue of Fausto Cardoso de Figueiredo found in the peaceful park between the beach and Estoril's famous casino. Figueiredo was responsible for turning Estoril into the successful resort it is today. The development of the casino was part of his vision to make Estoril a glamorous tourist retreat. Although...

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  • Take a walk along the promenade to...

    You can just get on the train to Cascais, but a much better idea is to take a relaxing 20 minute walk along the promenade. On one side of the promenade, you will find quite a few bars and restaurants as well as access to the rail stations at Estoril and Monte Estoril. The other side of the promenade overlooks the Tamariz beach and a partly rocky...

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  • Chill out on the beach

    At one end of the promenade linking Estoril and Cascais, you will find Tamariz beach with its clean waters and sand ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is ideally located right next to Estoril railway station from where the centre of Lisbon is only 30 minutes away.Beyond the beach, there is a grand looking preserved fort called Chalet...

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  • Excellent coastal path in Estoril.

    Estoril has a really nice costal path that is my favorite place in all Estoril.It actually runds all the way from central Lisbon to Cascais and it´s in my opinion the best part of Estoril where you can enjoy the nice coastline by foot or bicycle.there are cafes at restaurants dotted along the coastal path and on weekends it´s packed with people...

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  • CASINO DE ESTORIL

    The oldest in Portugal and the largest of its kind in Europe. CASINO DE ESTORIL is a multi- entertainment center offering a wide variety of games as well as daily cabaret and music hall shows. Besides gambling, the casino is a regular venue for all types of temporary exhibitions, particularly modern art and sculptures.In a scenic setting...

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  • Europe's Biggest Casino

    The casino looked very tacky by day. Perhaps it looks better in the evening. It's the biggest casino in Europe and as we found few bars and restaurants in Estoril, perhaps it is the place to go if you are staying here.

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  • The Beach

    The busiest part of Estoril, at least during our visit, was the beach. In mid-July with extremely high temperatures you'd expect no less. The beach is quite nice though parts of it were sectioned off and you had to pay to sunbathe here. The water wasn't too clean which was a little surprising given how popular Estoril is with tourists.

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  • Parque do Estoril

    Before we went to the beach we had a quick look around Estoril. The nicest area we found was the Parque do Estoril above the beach. The park is a nice place to relax and we spent a time hiding from the sun beneath the trees. There are fountains, flowers and statues - the only thing that looks out of place is the casino at its northern end.

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  • Golden sandy beaches

    Sit/lie on the beaches & get a good tan. Sandy beaches, with some loungers for hire. There is a wide promenade behind the beaches, with showers, toilets & changing rooms, recycling points, and cafes. There are underpasses to get under the railway line & the main road. Watched a lot of people sailing out of the harbour at Cascais. There are some...

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  • the beach

    I was there when there was the heat wave in Portugal and truly I could not walk barefoot on the sand - so hot it was. The sea was surprisingly cold, the Atlantic..

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  • First light

    Being at the westernmost point, presumably the first sight of Europe for many returning mariners.You can also walk along the clifftop/side paths, quite a way if you are brave/foolhardy enough (? since a very stiff breeze may be blowing - it is quite a drop to those rocks). You can get away from the crowds enough to concentrate on the vastness of...

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Estoril Hotels

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  • Palacio Hotel Estoril

    Rua Particular, Estoril, Estremadura, 2769-504, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Alvorada

    Rua de Lisboa 3, Estoril, Estremadura, 2765-240, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Saboia Hotel Estoril

    Rua Belmonte 1, Estoril, Estremadura, 2756, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Estoril Restaurants

  • Where I turned 56

    Restaurant Costa Do Estoril is a great restaurant. One of the Euromeet2009 diners was held here and it was overwhelming. There was a wide variety of starters; a bit of evrything Portugal has to offer. The covered terrace was the place to start and offered enough possibilities to meet whoever you wanted.The main course was served inside and the...

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  • Great little reggae snack bar.

    I am generally a fan of small snack bars where the local working class people meet for a bite of food and a drink while watching a bit of football or listening to some music.I was very happily suprised to see that Estoril train station does not only have one of those, but one with a reaggae theme and good reggae music when there is not football on,...

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  • Great venue for VT Euromeet

    This was the venue for the main evening of the 5th VT Euromeet in Portugal.We had paid 30 Euros for a buffet of traditional Portuguese dishes, which was followed by a 3 course meal! - many of us had already filled up at the buffet tables! All drinks were included for the night too - A great venue, with tables set up outside for the buffet, which...

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  • VT SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER

    The restaurant for Saturday night's VT dinner meeting was COSTA DO ESTORIL.We were able to taste an array of traditional Portuguese specialties as appetizers. My favourite was the carving station where tender slices of Portuguese ham was sliced right before you. I think I had seconds and thirds - soooo good. There were also sausages, cheeses,...

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  • On the waterfront

    This has a good location on the promenade, so you can walk before or after your meal. Promenading is very popular with the Portuguese. There are bars & a disco nearby. Our food was fine, rather than outstanding, although a Spanish lady at the next table said her fish was excellent. The restaurant has modern decor inside, but most people prefer to...

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  • Excellent Fresh Fish

    I like fish, but my wife is not so keen, however the waiter listened to what she liked, & chose the selection for her. It was superb. We had a local wine & it accompanied the fish perfectly. The cooking area is inside the restaurant, which adds to the ambience. It was very busy on the evening we were there, so deservedly popular with the local...

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Estoril Nightlife

  • Gambling and Show

    I'm not a gambler and each time I visit a Casino I plan in advance the total amount to spend by each member of the family. I'm glad to notice that everybody, even the boys, accept it naturally, and have no temptation to risk one more cent. That kind of discipline and concept of the games make the casino an amusement like any other. And Estoril was...

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  • Gamble among the spies

    The Estoril Casino advertises itself as the lagest Casino.It has a reputation as a espionage agents "meeting" place (started in WWII); here Ian Fleming was inspired for his 007 novel Casino Royale.Hours: 3PM - 3AM.For entrance to the first floor you need a passport and the entrance fee.There are:1200 Gaming Machines400 Video Poker Machines1...

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  • Casino Estoril

    The Casino is Estoril is one of the biggest casinos in Portugal. Not only can you go gambling here, ther is also a great Jazz Cafe inside. There's always live music going on.

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Estoril Transportation

  • Walking between Estoril and Cascais

    Prior to my first visit to the Lisbon region in March 2011, I decided that I would like to visit the nearby seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais.However, I was unsure as to how easy it would be to get from one to the other on foot. Ideally, I was hoping to be able to walk between the towns along the beach or a seafront promenade, but I couldn't...

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  • Trains between Lisbon and Estoril

    I made use of the train between Lisbon and Estoril during my visits to Lisbon in March and December 2011.The following information was correct as at the time of my visits:Trains depart from Lisbon's Cais do Sodre train station, which can easily be reached on the city's green metro line (it's the final stop on the line).Trains to Estoril (which then...

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  • Important tips

    Adding some additional tips: 1. For the last few years, the bus from airport to Estoril/Cascais has not been running. 2. Bus to train or, now, metro to train is easy3. From Estoril, Monte Estoril and Cascais railroad stations, you can easily walk a short distance to the beautiful promenade along the beach, that ends at Cascais and goes beyond...

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Estoril Shopping

  • Hello Kitty

    Since November 2006 the Megastore Estoril is a heaven for Hello Kitty lovers.I was dragged tp and into this shop by KiNyA. The light pink and red colour setting does it all: this is a girl's shop! Hello Kitty items

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  • Welcome to the Hello Kitty World

    This shop is the paradise for the people like I am: Hello Kitty fans! You can buy everything!!! From Hello Kitty shoes, sweaters, bags, toys ... Up to Hello Kitty lights, cat boxes, hair dryers, toasters and lunch boxes. And many many more!In the end I decided to buy a Hello Kitty belly ring, a silly 10-colour Hello Kitty pen, a cookie mold to...

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Estoril Off The Beaten Path

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    by solopes Updated Jan 13, 2014

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    Not much people remarks the look of the train station, but it is a very curious construction. Dating from the end of the 19th century, it is very near the beach. Funny thing - I couldn't find anything written about it!

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Estoril Sports & Outdoors

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    by LoriPori Written Jun 14, 2009

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    Along the promenade between Cascais and Estoril, you will find CIRCUITO ACTIVO. The community wanted to promote healthy lifestyles and get people active. An area was set up with sit-up beds, monkey bars, and many other excercise venues. Hansi did some sit-ups and got to the count of ten, before he tuckered out. Maybe our community should have something like that along our jogging trails.

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Estoril Favorites

  • The James Bond figure was born in...

    Ian Flemming who wrote the James Bond novels spend part of the second world war in Estoril which was a center for spies in the second world war as Portugal was neutral and therefopr a safe ground for both parts of the war.Casino Estoril was the place where the spies mostly met and the first James Bond Book "Casino Royale" is inspired by what he...

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  • Helpful tourist information.

    The tourist information in Estoril is right by the Estoril train station and when i was there the young lady working there was very helpful with advice and supplied me with lot´s of maps for me and my clients.The office is easy to find as it is right as you exit the station and it´s just down the hill from the Casino.

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  • ESTORIL CASTLE - CHALET BARROS

    Estoril has its own medieval castle, right on the seashore. It is massive and quite impressive. I will call it ESTORIL CASTLE as I could not find out anything about it. The girl behind the desk at the Estoril Turismo was a little embarrassed to admit that she didn't know what it was called or anything about it. I googled it - lots of pictures, but...

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