Cascais will make its Extreme Sailing Series™ debut this year as it hosts the fourth Act of the 2018 season.
The venue will add to Portugal’s sailing legacy and impressive portfolio of host venues, the country having previously hosted the Series in Porto, Lisbon and the Madeira Islands.
What time zone do I need to set my watch to? UTC+2
What will the weather be like? The average temperature at this time of year is 25°C. July is the driest month of the year, so bring light clothes and sunglasses!
What should I see and do while I’m there? Cascais has some of the finest beaches in the Lisbon region, offering golden sands, clear sea waters, and great bars and eateries. Make sure you check out the Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) – a collapsed cave and series of highly weathered cliffs, 2km to the north of Cascais. For a spot of culture, visit the Condes de Castro Guimarães museum – a delightful mock-gothic castle, constructed in 1902 by an Irish tobacco millionaire. The museum displays furniture and art from his personal collection.
What traditional delicacies should I try? One of the most popular delicacies in Portugal is bacalhau, which is salted dried codfish. Although a fixture of special occasions and religious celebrations, this dish is an acquired taste. For those with a sweet tooth, try a Pastel de Nata – an egg tart pastry that is utterly moreish.