Experience the life of a true Sintra insider, enjoy the most sensational activities nestling in the vibrant
Portugese Riviera. Azenhas do Mar
A little way outside of Sintra proper lies Azenhas do Mar, a spectacular village which gives its name to an equally spectacular beachside venue. Right on the beach-front, this is the perfect place to enjoy the freshest fish whilst gazing out on a romantic sea view. The elevated, modern building is a natural vantage-point from which to watch the sun set on a remarkably unspoiled piece of Portuguese coastline. Fine diners will definitely indulge in a culinary journey.
Vinho de Colares
The vineyards in Colares, the small wine region west of Lisbon on the Atlantic coast look like something that slithered up from the sea, as they resemble green serpents snaking along the sand. Colares produces what may well be Portugal’s most distinctive still wines. The reds, made of the ramisco grape, are high in acid and powerfully tannic, so much so that they are aged for years in the cellars before they are released. The current vintage on the market is 2007.
Cascais is a coastal resort town in Portugal, just 12km from Sintra. It is known for its sandy beaches and busy marina. The old town is home to the medieval Nossa Senhora da Luz Fort and the Citadel Palace, a former royal retreat. Nearby is the whitewashed Nossa Senhora da Assunção church, with glazed azulejo tiles.