The Quinta da Marinha resort is located in western Portugal 35 km from Lisbon and 5 km from Cascais, a famous resort on the west coast.
Worth seeing in and around Cascais:
- Cascais (5 km): known for having been the Portuguese royal family's summer residence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will admire the historic homes, castles and Paula Rego museum. Visit São Jorge de Oitavos fort, Santa Marta lighthouse museum, citadel, and a 16th century fortress which is now home to a hotel, art gallery and Presidents' Museum (one of the current residences of the Portuguese Republic's president). Also worth a visit are the Santa Marta House, a Cascais icon with Mediterranean architecture and beautiful azulejos dating back to the 17th century.
- Hell's Mouth (Boca do Inferno, 4.5 km north of Cascais) and its impressive rock formation.
- Sintra (18 km), a UNESCO World Heritage Site: The National Palace (easy to identify thanks to its two giant chimneys), the town hall building, the traditional picturesque boutiques and the beautiful Saint Mary church, the Moors castle, built as its name indicates by the Moors in the 9th century to protect the fertile lands of Sintra, but also the Pena Palace designed by King Fernand II in vibrant colours and delicate sculptures, and its 200 hectare park.
- The beaches: in the Serra de Sintra National Park, Guincho sandy beach, 4 km from the residence, is the paradise for windsurf and kitesurf lovers. Cresmina beach (3 km) and the Cascais beaches 5.5 km away: Rainha, Duquesa and Moito (7.5 km).
- The golf: Portugal is the dream destination for golfers and the country boasts many courses some of which are the venue for famous international competitions, designed by renowned landscape architects. There are no fewer than 5 courses in a radius of 16 km: Quinta da Marinha Golf Course and Oitavos Dunes Quinta da Marinha in immediate proximity to your accommodation, the Estoril golf course, and others around Sintra: Penha Longa Golf and Pestana Beloura Golf Resort.