Sun Coast

Estoril, the “Sun Coast”

Known by many as “Costa do Sol”, the Sun Coast, Estoril started as an innovative project in tourism, with the construction of hotels, spas and a casino, that turned into a preferred holiday resort for the royal family and of refuge to several renown individuals such as the writer Ian Fleming. Modern Estoril is site for several 5-star hotels, spas and internationally recognized wellness centers, while the Casino is now considered the biggest in Europe. Many are those that choose to live in this small corner by the seaside, just a short twenty minute away from Lisbon. This emblematical location, site for the Millennium Estoril Open tennis tournament, attracts all those passionate for sports, brought here by its magnificent golf courses and the historical racetrack, one of the many sport facilities right at their doorstep. Find out seven good motives to live in Estoril.

The largest casino in Europe

Casino Estoril offers a full selection of traditional gambling room games – roulette, french bank, blackjack, poker and baccarat – multiple use auditoriums and an enormous selection of the most modern slot machines available. The Black and Silver Room is the main showroom and restaurant area, offering international renowned performances all year round. In the same building, the Estoril Mandarim is considered one of the most elegant Chinese restaurants at European level; haute cuisine from the Guangdong region is a real temptation when enjoyed with a panoramic view over the casino gardens.

Garrett Pastry Shop

To live in Estoril is to live near the famous Pastelaria Garrett, a local reference and the perfect site for brunch and snacks. No one resists the aroma of freshly baked bread and cakes.

Luxurious Hotels

In the center of Estoril, two steps from the beach and the Casino, is one of the most emblematic hotels in the region, the Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf & SPA. It served as hideout for several royal families during the Second World War and as setting to a James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The InterContinental, the Hotel Lido or the Saboia Hotel are also good references that have delighted many tourists.

SPAs and Wellness Centers

Elected as one of the worlds’ best spas by the World Luxury Spa Awards, the Banyan Tree Spa Estoril, part of the Estoril Welness Center, provides holistic treatments with essential oils, salts, herbs and spices.

To promenade along the sea and beach going

Estoril offers an easy accessible and extensive public transportation network, with the train being the most popular form, offering a comfortable and quick coastal ride to and from Lisbon.  Still following the shore line, the boardwalk is the perfect path to practice some exercise or jogging.

The best in the real estate market

Estoril is known for its large and luxurious villas, of incomparable beauty. Next door to the Casino Estoril is one of the most qualified and respectable companies in the Portuguese real estate segment, INS Portugal, with activity in three business areas: Buying and Selling, Renting and Investment.

Author: Best Guide