Lisbon is about 15 miles from the sea. There is no point whatever in renting a car for a stay in Lisbon as the trains, metro, trams and buses are very cheap and efficient. There is very heavy traffic and nowhere much to park. The nearest beaches near Carcavelos are a 20 minute train ride costing 1.85 Euros each way.
Where can you swim in Lisbon?
Here are the 10 best Lisbon beaches:
- Areia Branca Beach – Lourinhã © wikipedia.org – CBVVRPJMPG. …
- São Julião Beach – Sintra. © wikimedia.org – Vitor Oliveira. …
- Magoito Beach – Sintra. …
- Adraga Beach – Sintra. …
- Guincho Beach – Cascais. …
- Tamariz Beach – Estoril, Cascais. …
- Carcavelos Beach – Cascais. …
- Meco Beach – Sesimbra, Setúbal.
How far is Lisbon Airport from the beach?
The distance between Lisbon Airport (LIS) and Guincho Beach Villa, Cascais is 29 km.
How many days do you need in Lisbon?
So, how many days to explore Lisbon? We always recommend that it takes three days to fully explore Lisbon. This is sufficient to visit all of the characterful districts, experience the nightlife and join a couple of unique activities.
Is Lisbon expensive?
Lisbon is one of the least expensive capital cities in Europe to visit, and when compared to other major global cities, Lisbon provides exceptional value for money. … This value does not include accommodation (around €70-150 per room per night), flights or highly expensive gimmicky tours.
What’s better Porto or Lisbon?
Lisbon is bigger, it’s a large city. There’s more to see in Lisbon rather in Porto but, on the other hand, the Douro view in Porto is unique. People in Porto are friendlier, also. I would say, if you like big cosmopolitan cities, go to Lisbon.
What is the best part of Lisbon to stay in?
Avenida da Liberdade or Chiado are the best areas to stay in Lisbon for a short stay that revolves around posh shops, luxury accommodation and easy access to the main sights. Chiado and Principe Real is the best part of Lisbon to stay for interesting little squares, quirky eateries and cute shops.
Which is nicer Estoril or Cascais?
We personally prefer Cascais to Estoril. There are many more sights and activities in Cascais, and the best beaches are easily accessible from both towns. Cascais makes for a great destination for a holiday; please click here to read our suggested guide for a one week holiday to Cascais.
How much is a taxi from Lisbon to Cascais?
The most convenient and fast method to reach Cascais is by Lisbon airport taxi. The ride costs approximately 40€ and takes around 35 minutes. The less expensive, but slower and indirect alternative is the train. The whole journey will cost only 6.20€, but the average travel time is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Is Lisbon on the ocean?
Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus where it meets the Ocean, Lisbon is a city with a strong connection to the sea, and is the only European capital with Atlantic beaches. It’s essential, therefore, to take a walk along the coast or spend a few days on the beach.
How do I get from Lisbon to Algarve?
There are two types of trains that go from Lisbon to the Algarve. The fast train, called Alfa Pendular (AP), connects Lisbon and Faro twice a day, stopping in Albufeira and Loulé, and the journey takes three hours. The Intercidades makes the same route three times a day, and takes three hours and 30 minutes.