Located just 25 minutes from Lisbon, Cascais provides the perfect cure to the capital’s hectic, larger-than-life energy and the ideal starting point for exploring the region’s most unique gems. More than a coastal fishing town that was once a royal summer refuge, Cascais is the epitome of a resort that has it all: great beaches, a rich cultural scene, expansive golf courses, and amazing spots to dine and wine like a king. Its proximity to Sintra gives it an added magical side, as its splendour reaches the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and historical monuments such as the National Palace of Pena. It’s no wonder that many international wanderers and ex-pats have chosen Cascais as their home: it’s pretty and picturesque, like a fairy tale, and it oozes an old-but-modern essence that makes every trip worthwhile. And if you’re looking for the most beautiful sunset, look no further than at the Boca do Inferno seaside cliffs or a bit further inside the town at the gorgeous marina.