Estoril is an affluent and cultured resort with sandy beaches, fantastic hotels, an array of golf courses and a lively atmosphere. There are a large variety of activities to enjoy, from a motor-racing circuit to Europe’s largest casino, which is the main attraction for those going out at night with numerous bars, restaurant, live shows, a jazz café and much more. Although developed as an international tourist centre in the early 20th century, the town has managed to hold onto its traditional charm while offering a selection of modern conveniences.
There are a lot of marvellous beaches around. Carcavelos beach is popular with surfers due to its strong winds and big waves. Parede is a compact cozy beach famous for the high iodine content in the seawater that is renowned for its healing properties; you can even find a specialist orthopaedic hospital located nearby. São Pedro is a large sandy beach with great easy access and facilities. Water activities are plentiful in the area to keep the children busy and Lisbon is only a stone’s throw away with parks, gardens, Monsanto forest with a marvelous children’s park, zoo and Oceanarium to visit.
- Currency: Euro (€)
- Glass of Coca Cola: € 1 - € 1.50
- Bottle of Beer: € 1 - € 3
- Bottle of Wine: From € 6
- 3 Course meal: € 10 - € 20
- Time Difference is GMT: GMT (Irish time)
- Airports: Lisbon (LIS)
- Flight duration: Lisbon approx. 2h 30mins
- Transfer time: 40 minutes
- Languages: Portuguese. Many people speak English
- Climate: Mediterranean climate with long dry summers in the South, Mediterranean-Maritime climate in the North and Subtropical climate in the islands of Madeira and the Azores
- Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type F 2 pin and Type C 2 pin are used
- Visa (Irish citizens): No
- Passport: EU citizens travelling to Portugal must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
- Vaccinations: Tetanus is recommended - please consult your GP.
- Opening hours: Normally the shops generally open Monday to Saturday between 9am to 1pm & 3pm to 6pm or 7pm. In most of the tourist areas, shops and supermarkets remain open until late
- These prices are given as a guide only.