Escape to Portugal - Part II


Cascais is a small town on the coast of Portugal about forty five minute's drive from Lisbon. It is a picturesque town with no shortage of things to do and with an average of 350 days of sunshine, it is an ideal place to take a vacation. We chose Cascais because it was a family vacation with 18 people to coordinate. The proximity to Lisbon made it an easy choice.

Where we stayed:

We stayed at the Farol Design Hotel. It's a beautiful hotel beside the marina and about a five minute walk into town. The hotel is located on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic. We adored our room but beware: those travelling with a baby may want to avoid this hotel as the rooms are small and not all of them have bath tubs. Best for adults and couples. We loved the pool and spent a good few hours lounging around throughout our stay. We ate most of our meals outside of the hotel but we did have dinner in their restaurant one night and lunch in their sushi restaurant which were both amazing. It's definitely worth a visit even if you're not staying there.

Where we ate:

We stayed on EST for the majority of our trip because we wanted to keep our little one from waking up at crazy hours when we returned home. As a result, we only ever had a quick nibble of breakfast at the hotel but it was included as is the case in most restaurants in the area. For lunch and dinner - there are so many great places to choose from*

Bairro do Alvilez - typical Portuguese food, great atmosphere in Cascais town.

Casa Da Guia - Love this little place - it is right on a cliff and is kind of like an outdoor mall surrounding a beautiful house. There are various restaurants - from an ice cream shop and a hot dog stand to sushi and f