What to do in winter in Cascais?

It is true that the days are getting shorter, but Cascais still has a lot to discover at this time of year. From strolling with stunning views to visiting the village’s landmarks, see what to do in winter in Cascais.

Conceição, Rainha and Pescadores beaches

Just 5 minutes from Hotel Baía, Conceição beach is an excellent starting point for a walk around the village. Even without the summer heat, a walk along the seafront and a coffee on a terrace always feels good. Also pass by Rainha beach and follow the cobbled streets in Pescadores beach, where the Monument to the Portuguese Discoveries is located.

Historic Centre

Although smaller than in other places, the historic center of Cascais has a lot to see and is definitely worth visiting. On Rua Frederico Arouca, one of the main streets in the village, there is no shortage of shops, restaurants and artists to entertain passers-by. It is in this area that you can also find the Seixas Palace and other emblematic buildings. In Alameda dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, you can see why you are strolling along the so-called “Portuguese Riviera”.

“Boca do Inferno” (Mouth of helll)

Later in the article we return to other places close to the historic center, but for now we are going to Boca do Inferno. Less than a 20-minute walk from the Hotel Baía, it is one of the most beautiful places in the Lisbon district. If you want to enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and the sunset, this is the perfect place even in winter.

“Casa da Guia” (Guide House)

And speaking of stunning views, what about Casa da Guia? Located between Boca do Inferno and Guincho, it is an emblematic place in Cascais with several restaurants, terraces, shops, leisure facilities and the Atlantic Ocean as far as the eye can see. If you want to spend a relaxed winter afternoon with the whole family, you already know where to go.

Guincho road

On foot, by bike or car, it’s a great way to do it in winter in Cascais, right after visiting Boca do Inferno and Casa da Guia. On this road you will always see the sea and have the opportunity to observe several surfers looking for the best wave.

Nossa Senhora da Luz Fortress

The Nossa Senhora da Luz Fortress, located in the Citadel of Cascais, is well worth a visit. Damaged by the 1755 earthquake, it currently serves as the official summer residence of the President of the Republic and lends its facilities to the Portuguese Army. It is just a 5-minute walk from Hotel Baía.

“Farol Museu de Santa Marta” (Lighthouse Museum of Santa Marta)

Not far from the fortress, you’ll be able to take one of the most beautiful photos in the Cascais area. Open to the public since 2007, the Farol Museu de Santa Marta combines exhibition spaces with the function of coastal signaling, but it is mainly worth it for the outdoor scenery with the sea in the background.

Village Museum

Right next to the Hotel Baía, the Vila Museum is divided into five thematic areas and exhibits some of the most emblematic pieces of the municipality’s history. If it’s a rainy day, or you just want to learn more about the transformation of the fishing village into a cosmopolitan Cascais, don’t hesitate to enter this space.

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego” (House of Stories Paula Rego)

Inaugurated in 2009, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego is immediately distinguished by the two pyramidal structures of equal size and by the red pigmented concrete. Designed by architect Eduardo Souto Moura, this museum welcomes and promotes the dissemination and study of Paula Rego’s work. It is about 7 minutes from Hotel Baía.

“Paredão de Cascais” (Wall of Cascais)

Already on the way to Estoril, the Paredão de Cascais appears right after the beaches mentioned at the beginning of the article. Along the 2750 meters that compose it, you can get to know some more beaches and sit on a terrace or bench enjoying the view.

There is no shortage of things to do in Cascais in winter

In addition to all the recommendations given above, what to do in winter in Cascais goes far beyond that. For those who like to practice sports, it is very easy to find good golf and padel courses in the area, and with Sintra and Lisbon nearby, plans for this winter will not be lacking at all.

After all, there is no shortage of reasons to book your stay at the Hotel Baía Cascais!


The celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Hotel Baía do not stop. In fact, 60 years brings with it a lot of hospitality, service and history – all of which are more than enough reasons to celebrate!

“I wasn’t there, what a pity! I would have liked to have seen it…” – is what you are thinking. Don’t worry! For all those who were unable to attend, Hotel Baía made a point of recording every moment and editing it into a short video so that it can be remembered by all who want to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hotel Baía.

See below the Flashmob video of the 60 years of Hotel Baía:

This time, a flashmob was organized to surprise visitors to the village of Cascais, with lots of music, dance and rehearsed acrobatics. The flashmob was supported by Unnus Live – Performing Arts Company and Artemove – Academia de Artes.

The party began with the acrobats settling in the square, in front of the Hotel Baía. In the midst of jumps, pirouettes and other eye-catching acrobatics, people watching this spectacle began to gather near the center of the action. As the pace increased, more people joined the 60th birthday party at Hotel Baía.

And what can’t be missing from a good flashmob? The element of surprise, of course. This unusual number on the part of Unnus Live would be enough of a surprise for anyone caught off guard visiting the village of Cascais, but the spectacle would not end there.

When the music changes, several collaborators and friends of Hotel Baía appear from the audience, as well as students from the Artemove dance school to join the celebration with a rehearsed choreography, which got the whole audience dancing and clapping. For about 10 minutes, the animation reigned in Cascais and infected everyone who witnessed this unique moment.


They will be held from 25 to 28 August and 1 to 4 September

It’s really true, the most awaited parties in Cascais are back. After 2 years of a much felt break, the Festas do Mar will return to the bay of Cascais in 2022 for two weekends of great music and dance.

The confirmed dates are 25 to 28 August and 1 to 4 September. For now there are no names announced yet, but you can already book these days to visit the town of Cascais and see your favourite artists.

Festas do Mar: do you know the main artists that have passed through the festival since 2010?

The first edition of Festas do Mar brought a new concept to Cascais bay: a free summer festival, with big names in national music. It took place in 2010 and featured José Cid, GNR, UHF, among many others.

Since then, it has become difficult to think of a Portuguese artist who has not taken part in the Festas do Mar. Pedro Abrunhosa, Xutos e Pontapés, Rui Veloso, Jorge Palma, Sérgio Godinho, Clã, D.A.M.A., Paulo Gonzo, Miguel Araújo and António Zambujo – all have been part of at least one memorable night in Cascais, and many others too (we could spend all day listing a decade of Festas do Mar posters, always with great confirmations). This year we will have more artists, for all tastes and ages, to join this list.

What to expect at the Festas do Mar in 2022?

Only the best national music, of course!

Besides the music, there are several “eat and drink” places scattered around the village (not counting the restaurants already present) and several handicraft and local commerce stalls. It has also become a custom since the first edition to see the firework display over the sea, which typically occurs on the last day of the festival.

But it is not only the fireworks that make the last day of the Festas do Mar so special. Every year, the Cascais Symphony Orchestra gives a thematic concert to close the festival in a unique way. For example, it has played Disney’s greatest hits in concert, and in 2017 it played in conjunction with the Bootleg Beatles in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

With a stage traditionally set up in front of the Bay Hotel, we’re not going to miss out on being part of the party. We can’t wait for August, to see and hear the music back in the streets of Cascais.

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For those who haven’t thought about what they’re going to do on the most romantic day of the year, the answer is simple: Cascais. A charming village that has a lot to offer for couples, stunning landscapes and much to visit.

Find out some of the activities you can do with your significant other and have a nice day for both of you.

What to do on Valentine’s Day in Cascais

Taste the sweetest taste of love
For those looking for the sweet side of love, you cannot miss a visit to Gelados Santini. A classic ice cream brand, created by Attilio Santini in 1949, which has become inseparable from life in Cascais. In the village you can find a Santini store right next to Hotel Baía, ready to serve any couple looking for the best ice cream in the world.

The ice cream flavors available vary daily and are characterized by having only ingredients of natural origin, without aromas, colorings, preservatives or thickeners. And for those who don’t like ice cream during the winter, they also have other hot options, such as waffles and cakes.

There is also another Santini ice cream shop in the village, more precisely on Avenida Valbom, which is the oldest store in operation, and another in Carcavelos next to the brand’s factory. If you are not close to Cascais, the taste of the village can also come to you: Santini ice creams have other stores also in Oeiras, Lisbon and Porto.

Sunset tour
If you’ve already gone to get your ice cream, now you can go for a walk by the sea hand in hand, watching the waves and the sunset reflecting in the sea. Walk along the Cascais-Estoril Wall and enjoy the fresh air, take some pictures or simply soak up the moment.

It is a setting worthy of a Nicholas Sparks novel, which can be experienced at any season of the year in Cascais.

Picnic on the beach
If you were blown away by the scenery, why not stop by and have a picnic on the beach? It brings together the best elements for a memorable day: romanticism, originality and a good view.

Cascais has excellent beaches that offer plenty of options for couples, even during winter. By the way, whoever says that Cascais is only worth it in the summer has clearly never visited it in the winter.

At Hotel Baía we also have special picnic menus available. To reserve yours, simply contact us on +351 214 831 033.

Romantic nights at special prices

A couple in love deserves all the happiness. That’s why Hotel Baía has special offers to have a different Valentine’s Day, worthy of such a romantic village as Cascais.

S.Valentine’s Offer – 1 Night Stay with Dinner

  • Room with Sea View
  • Romantic Decor
  • Sexy Red Wine – Alentejo
  • Chocolate cuddles
  • Dinner at Baia Restaurant

Price for two people: 180€

Offer valid between the 11th and 14th of February

Valentine’s Day Offer – 2 Nights Stay + Dinner

  • Room with Sea View
  • Romantic Decor
  • Sexy Red Wine – Alentejo
  • Chocolate cuddles
  • Dinner at Baia Restaurant
  • Access to the Indoor Pool

Price for two people: 270€

Offer valid from 11 to 14 February

If dinner is on your own and you’re just looking for a romantic getaway, Hotel Baía also has a solution.

Romantic moments

  • Room with Sea View
  • Romantic Decor
  • Sexy Red Wine – Alentejo
  • Chocolate bonbons

Price for two people: 105€

Offer valid between the 11th and 14th of February

Discover our Valentine’s Day packages here

The promises for 2022 are fulfilled with Hotel Baía

We are still at the beginning of the year and we already have an idea of ​​what we expect for what is yet to come. We define goals to achieve, programs we want to fulfill, places we want to visit. Well, at Hotel Baía we are prepared to help you meet these goals.

Read below how you can have the year you want in Cascais:

More time for yourself

Take time to do what you like. Whether with or without company, leisure periods help us relax and be happier – especially when we take advantage of them to do what we love most.

Enjoy our Golf Package for 4 to 6 nights, with a passport to some of the best golf courses in the Greater Lisbon area and stay in a city view room (with free upgrade to sea view, subject to availability).

Alternatively, and if golf is not your preferred leisure plan, you can take advantage of our 4=5 nights offer until the end of March, and enjoy the countless other activities that Cascais has for you.

More moments for romance

Edith Piaf already sang, everything is happier with la vie en rose. And at Hotel Baía there is no shortage of reasons to make life as a couple even pinker, with brunch every Sunday between 12pm and 4pm.

And if you are looking for an even more breathtaking plan, we have the Romantic Moments stay especially for you, with a sea view room, romantic decor, sexy red wine and chocolates. It’s the perfect opportunity to surprise your better half.

And Valentine’s Day is almost here…

Party with friends

There’s nothing like having a good time with friends, sharing stories and laughter, advice and debating the latest news between snacks and a refreshing toast.

Come to Hotel Baía every Wednesday, during Happy Hour (6pm-8pm), to get a 20% discount on any drink. And better than this plan, only Thursdays Friend’s with 4.50€ Bica Gin Tonic and a snack menu to share in the best company.

Be productive with a breathtaking view

Starting the year off on the right foot in the workplace is halfway to a productive year as a team. At Hotel Baía we set the tone and are at your disposal to host corporate events with our Meetings Package, available until the end of February from €50 per person, including a meeting room, lunch and two coffee breaks.

Enchanted Christmas is in Cascais

Image Source: Câmara Municipal de Cascais

We have arrived at the time of year when magic happens and let ourselves be carried away by the welcoming spirit of Christmas. So that you can enjoy every moment, we have a list of suggestions for you to enjoy this festive season always in the company of Hotel Baía, where you can enjoy the IVAucher campaign until December 31st.

Corporate Christmas

Cascais already has Christmas decorations and is worth a visit. With family, friends or co-workers, what matters is getting into the Christmas spirit, so if you haven’t booked your company’s Christmas dinner yet, Hotel Baía has menus available for you to make an appointment. You just need to dress up. If you want to schedule a corporate visit, the Meetings Package is also available, which has a double room and meeting room, lunch and coffee breaks, from €50 per person.

Traditional markets for kids and adults

Image Source: Câmara Municipal de Cascais

If you haven’t bought all your gifts yet, traditional markets are a great option to choose handcrafted gifts made with all your dedication. Cascais, Alcabideche and Carcavelos are the places where you can find the Christmas markets and do some shopping, but not only that. You will also have the opportunity to try delicious street food and let yourself be carried away by the flavors that emerge every second. If you want to entertain the little ones, there are also several carousels available that promise lots of laughs and fun. So that you can enjoy all the attractions that Cascais has to offer, we suggest our 5=4 pack, from €55 per night, in which you will enjoy all the days you need to enjoy the Christmas season in the best way possible.

Christmas lights and Ferris wheel: is there a prettier ride?

Image Source: Câmara Municipal de Cascais

Streets decorated with Christmas lights and pine trees lit with a star on top are two must-haves at this time. As it could not be otherwise, the town of Cascais is already lit up to perfection and is ready to welcome you. But your tour doesn’t stop there. Finish off in the best possible way with a ride on the Ferris wheel installed in the Gardens of Casino Estoril and enjoy the wonderful view over the Cascais municipality. Enjoy this visit to Cascais with your better half and enjoy the Romantic Moment, available from €105, which we have available so that you can surprise those you love the most.

Christmas parade for Cascais Community

Image Source: Câmara Municipal de Cascais

To maintain all security in the face of the delicate moment that the world is going through and to avoid too many crowds, several Christmas parades are scheduled, in which Santa Claus and all his assistants travel on a train through the parishes of the county, thus visiting all children and adults . Knowing that waiting for Santa Claus requires energy, Hotel Baía offers you the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Brunch available every Sunday between 12:00 and 16:00, so you don’t wait for the parade with an empty stomach. See here the schedules and routes of this Christmas procession.

Christmas with friendship

The Christmas season can and should also be lived with friends. Knowing the importance that friendship has in each one’s life, Hotel Baía created the Thursday of Friends, days when you can share snacks and cocktails on the terrace of our Hotel or, if you prefer, you can also enjoy the Happy Hour and Wednesdays enjoy -20% on the value of drinks. The important thing is to keep the Christmas spirit, so invite your friends for a fun day and take them to the charming village of Cascais.

And after Christmas?

Once you have the perfect house to receive all the guests, cook all the dishes and wrap the presents, it’s good to enjoy a moment of rest and leisure doing what you like most. Thinking about you and your rest, we offer Golf Packages, from €255 per person, available until February 28, which will provide you with the greatest comfort and tranquility.


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5 tips for places and activities to enjoy the best that Cascais has to offer.

The coast of Cascais is one of Portugal’s popular areas during the summer, but it’s not because it gets colder that it loses all its charm from day to night. And if you don’t like crowds, this is the best time of the year to enjoy Cascais without large concentrations of tourists and visitors.

Here are 5 tips on what you can do in Cascais this winter and make the most of one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Portugal:

  1. Explore the historical centre
    The town of Cascais is always a must-see, at any time of the year. Take the opportunity to take a walk through the streets of the centre and learn about the history of this former fishing village that captivates any visitor, both for its natural beauty and its calming atmosphere.

2. Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth)
If you like to witness the true force of nature (at a safe distance, of course), Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) is waiting for you. But don’t let the name of the place put you off, because the foam formed by the violent impact of the waves on the rocks is a striking image that can be seen, heard and felt only by those who get closer.

3. Walking along the beach
The weather is clearly not the most inviting for sunbathing and a dip in the icy water is only for the bravest, but a winter stroll along any of Cascais’ beaches (and there are many to choose from) is a recommendation that never fails. For those who like walking on the sand, listening to the sound of the sea and feeling the wind on their face, Cascais has the best places for this.

4. Cabo da Roca
If you have some time, make sure you visit the westernmost point of Europe. Cabo da Roca makes a perfect backdrop for great photos, romantic walks and is even a popular meeting point for the motorbike community on Sunday mornings.

5. Enjoy the scenery
Any place you visit in Cascais will always have one thing guaranteed: the breathtaking view. Whether you decide to go for a walk on the beach or explore the town’s history, the best recommendation for enjoying winter in Cascais is to soak up the scenery ahead of you and the unique beauty this coast has to offer.


In order to experience all these tips, Hotel Baía offers you 30% discount on any stay bought this Black Friday, November 26 (except Christmas and New Year’s Eve).

Enjoy the best of Cascais in winter and make your reservation.


If you haven’t made plans for your Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve, Cascais is undoubtedly an option on the table.

During this period, the town is lit up with Christmas lights and various events are held, from parades to thematic decorations throughout the municipality. And, as is already tradition, there is always a giant wheel in the bay, accompanying the hundreds of people celebrating in the street with champagne and a dazzling fireworks display over the sea on New Year’s Eve and the best view is from the rooftop of our Hotel.

Check out the stay + meal packages at Hotel Baía for this festive season:

  • Stay for 2 people in a double room with Christmas dinner and lunch, from 280€. See the Christmas Packages.
  • Stay for 2 people in double room, with New Year’s Eve dinner and brunch, from 490€. See New Year’s Packages.

Contact us to see all the special menus included in these packages.

For corporate visits we also have the Meetings Package available, with double room and including meeting room, lunch and two coffee breaks, from 50€ per person.


Get to know Cascais, a destination for golf lovers

From the blue Atlantic as a backdrop to the green Sintra Mountains in the background, Cascais has greens for golf lovers of all tastes. The town has long been a reference among golf lovers, but in the last few years it has gained even more reasons to reinforce this position. The golf courses in Cascais are part of the “Lisbon Golf Coast”, a resort that has twice won the award for best European golf destination from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). Without forgetting also that Portugal was considered the best destination of the sport in the world in 2018 in the World Golf Awards. Definitely an award-winning pair of reasons for lovers of the sport to book their stay in the town of Cascais.

Meet the best caddie in the village

Hotel Baía helps you get to know golf in the town, with several golf and stay packages to choose from. In October we have prices from 385€ per person, to enjoy the course and a Double Room Land View at your taste and pace. If you want to take advantage of our packages in the first half of November, you have offers starting at 435€ per person, and afterward (until the end of February 2022) from 255€ per person.
Exclusively for the Half Term period (between October 24 and November 7) we offer a special promotion: stay 7 nights and pay only 5!

Check here all the stay+golf packages we have for you.

Golf and Hotel Baía: the real “hole in one” in Cascais

Do not be mistaken if you think that the town is only about the greens. There is much more to see and experience in Cascais, whether you are a golf enthusiast or not. Here you can enjoy your vacation in Cascais always connected to the sea, discover a sustainable destination or even take a walk through the Museums and get to know all the history the town has to tell. There are plenty of reasons to book your stay in Cascais. And if you do it at the Hotel Baía, you will be able to stay 5 days and pay only 4, an offer that is valid until the end of the year.

Discover Cascais: a sustainable destination

The county is one of the 100 most sustainable destinations to visit. Who says so are the Greens Destination Awards, the ITB Earth Award, one of the largest tourism fairs in the world, and the “Gold Award” of Quality Coast. A decision that does not surprise those who live there and those who visit. But the awards don’t stop there. In Cascais, Hotel Baía was also distinguished by Green Key, with an international award that promotes Sustainable Tourism in Portugal.

Cascais at its purest state

If the goal is to see the greenest part of the municipality, then the Cascais Natural Park is a mandatory stop. The cliffs, the low cliffs, the beaches, the dunes and the majesty of Cabo da Roca stand up to the infinite blue of the Atlantic. Together, they conquered the recognition of UNESCO, which placed the Park on its World Heritage List. But the colors of nature do not stop there. They also dot Cascais through small parks, gardens and pine forests. And you can get to know them all with the help of an e-bike from Fully Charged, a partner of Hotel Baía. When you do, don’t miss a visit to the nature that resides in Quinta do Pisão, to the coastal diversity of the Pedra do Sal Environmental Interpretation Centre, the first “zero energy building” in Portugal.

Sustainability hosted at the Hotel Baía

On the blue side of the coast, concern for the environment comes to the fore with the Cascaisea group, but also with the organization Movimento Claro that collects waste from the bottom of the sea. All this care allows the species to live well in their habitat and in peace with the species on the surface. Proof of this is the friendliness of the dolphins on Flamingo – Boat Tours.

Returning to land, we find a neighbor of the Atlantic for 60 years: the Hotel Baía. And here sustainability is also resident. The hotel opened its doors to environmental responsibility and welcomed it with the implementation of policies for water and energy reduction, waste separation and recycling, and the progressive attempt to eliminate plastic. However, without ever forgetting the social aspect with the donation of meals, clothes and equipment. And all this environmental awareness has been rewarded with time. Proof of that is the Green Key award, the Green Leader certification from TripAdvisor, and the participation in the program HOSPES – Sharing is Caring, from Associação da Hotelaria de Portugal.

There are plenty of reasons to get to know the sustainability of Cascais. Find out how to make the most of the nature that resides in the municipality with our article “Enjoying your vacation in Cascais always connected to the sea“.

What are you waiting for to schedule your sustainable visit to Cascais?

Summer lives in Cascais

This season, the sun illuminates Cascais and reveals countless activities that will help you discover all the magic of the region. Whether by land or by sea, there is plenty to choose from. And so that you can make the most of your stay in Cascais, Hotel Baía has teamed up with several companies in the area and created unmissable summer programs.

Live the sea in Cascais

The sea not only gives life and color to Cascais, but also offers unique moments to those who visit the county. Enjoy the blue of the region with a boat trip or a stand up paddle class. If you prefer to sail in discovery, you can do it with friends, family or on a romantic journey with your other half and accompanied by a picnic for the occasion. For all scenarios, Flamingo Boat Tours invites you to climb aboard. But if you prefer the simplicity of a board, you can put yourself to the test in a stand up paddle class or just relax on the water in a stand up yoga session. It’s your choice. The Surf N’Paddle school is ready to receive all its students.

Discover the life of Cascais

Once on dry land, take advantage of the summer to explore all the beauty of Cascais with Fully Charged. Save your energy and take an electric bike ride along the several kilometers of cycle path that the county offers. But if you want to make the most of the day, don’t forget to have a picnic. Whether in the morning or late afternoon, all heights are perfect to combine the tranquility and fresh air of the county with regional cuisine. And don’t forget to end the day in the best way possible with your favorite drink at the Blue Bar. Whether as a family or as a couple, Hotel Baía helps you to enjoy your stay in Cascais in the best way possible and offers you special conditions if book through their website.

Live your stay in Cascais

Despite all these reasons to visit Cascais, Hotel Baía offers you even more to do. One of them you can find every Sunday: the delicious Portuguese brunches overlooking the sea. The others end soon. Wait no longer! Until September 30th, take the opportunity to spend 5 nights in one of the best hotels in the region and pay only four. And if you come with your better half, don’t miss out on the package of romantic moments by the sea that Hotel Baía has for all lovers. But if you want to come and discover this paradise near Lisbon in October, enjoy a 10% discount on reservations made through the website at hotelbaia.com until the 15th.

So that you don’t miss out on getting to know Cascais, also read our articles “Enjoying holidays in Cascais always connected to the sea” and “Walking around the Museum District in Cascais”.
There are plenty of reasons for you to have an unforgettable stay.