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Cascais Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Cascais for Gay travellers


Gay Cascais: The Seaside Destination that Every Gay Traveler loves!

The seaside town of Cascais is located about 30 kilometers from Lisbon, along the coast and is considered to be one of the top gay-friendly holiday destinations in Portugal. A vibrant and diverse harbour that used to be a noble fishing village. 

The locals in Cascais are notorious for being incredibly friendly and hospitable, and their attitude extends towards everyone, including all members of the LGBTQ+ community. The gay locals are just as open and generous, making it easy to make friends at more wherever you go!

Moreover, the town of Cascais is highly recommended for gay couple holidays, as it combines a friendly and open atmosphere with numerous idyllic viewpoints from dense vegetation landscapes and breathtaking views to unearthly beautiful natural phenomena. A gorgeous yet bustling summer resort that is packed with outstanding tourist facilities for every travellers needs. 

The coastal areas and the amazing beaches complement the impressive backdrop, offering also many options for couple activities. There are two contrasting coastlines in Cascais, the northern which is packed with rugged surfing beaches and the family-friendly beaches that extend to the east. For gay couples who desire some intimate time on the beach a visit to the secluded Beach 19 is fitting.

There are no exclusively gay establishments in Cascais, but the Iceberg Bar and Chequers Bar are amazingly gay-friendly with all kind of crowds gathering there. Your summer days on the beach bars will be an unforgettable experience as you will meet many interesting people and get a really exotic tan.

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The Best Hotels for Gay Travellers in Cascais

Even though there is not known any exclusively gay hotel in Cascais, you will have no difficulty in finding gay-friendly boutique hotels with exceptional service and comfortable rooms with beautiful views. Make sure to book soon because the best beachfront resorts are always in demand!

The Top Places in Cascais for Gay Travellers

See the best places to relax with your partner, family, or friends, and enjoy the most out of your holidays in Cascais, Portugal!. The city is rich in historic sights, natural coastline wonders, and beaches full of Portuguese male beauty. Check out the link above to help plan for the vacation of a lifetime in Cascais!

Gay Tips

Significant progress has been made in the broader region regarding  the respect of homosexuality over the past few years, with Portugal being indeed one of the most open European countries.

Despite its gay-friendly attitude, Cascais doesn't offer a particular gay scene, however, the majority of the hotels & resorts as well as the local businesses (bars, cafes, clubs) are gay-friendly.

The nearby city of Lisbon, located only half an hour away from Cascais, features a splendid gay nightlife, being one of the basic clubbing cities in Europe. There you can find 3 gay neighbourhoods; Chiado, Bairro Alto and Principe Real.

Cascais might not feature any exclusively gay beaches but, since it is a gay-friendly destination, the beaches in the region are gay-friendly as well. 

The most popular gay-friendly beaches in Cascais are Praia do Guincho, and Praia de Conceicao while there are also several secluded ones including Troia Peninsula, offering you total privacy and seclusion.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By car
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  • Sightseeing
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • City breaks
  • Weekends
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Lgbt holidays

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  • Town

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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