• 29 °C
  • 30 mins
  • 12 hrs in summer

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Sintra is a beautiful and historic hill town just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon. Recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1995, Sintra is a fairytale landscape of mist-soaked forests, turreted palaces and castle ruins that roll down to the beautiful golden beaches of Cascais and the Estoril coast. Our flagship Portuguese hotel, Penha Longa Resort, is nestled in a secluded location amid the lush green hills, yet it is only 7 miles from the beaches of Cascais and perfectly located for day trips to Lisbon. With a wide range of leisure, dining and spa facilities on offer and the close proximity to spectacular beaches, Penha Longa is a perfect destination for families and couples alike.


Away from the resort is nearby Cascais, originally a fishing village and now a charming seaside town with lovely restaurants and gorgeous beaches. A must visit during your stay in Sintra is the historic Pena Palace, with its colourful turrets, opulent interior and eclectic architecture. Surfers will be in their element at Guincho Beach, famous among the surf community for its powerful rolling waves and consistent break. Last but not least, day trips to capital city Lisbon are very popular from Sintra. See the sights the authentic way aboard one of the many mustard yellow trams and sample the historic sweet treat, Pastéis de Belém.