Estoril is a fairly upmarket resort that will appeal to those who are travelling on a big budget. Golfers and people that enjoy other sports such as tennis and motor-racing will enjoy Estoril. The resort will not appeal to families, as there is little for them to do, or people looking for a lot of nightlife as the resort is fairly relaxed and quiet. The transfer time to the resort from Estoril is around 60 minutes. This gives you plenty of time to look around at the scenery that the resort has to offer, as well as giving yourself a chance to gain an understanding of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. There are three narrow beaches located in Estoril that run the length of the resort. They all have golden sands leading down to calm waters edge. They can get overcrowded in the summer and sunbeds and parasols are available for you to rent. There are a range of luxury hotels in Estoril mainly between 3-5-stars. They tend to offer half-board and all-inclusive. There are also a few self-catering apartments available.
Estoril is a brilliant resort for golf and tennis lovers. There are complexes and many tournaments played in Estoril. There are also some water sports available. These include scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, surfing and jet skiing. Boat trips and whale and dolphin watching trips are very popular among tourists. Taking walks and visiting museums are popular activities among tourists. There are also plenty of local excursions for you to go on as well. These include a trip to the Quelez Palace, a trip to Lisbon for shopping and sightseeing, boat cruises, museums, and a picturesque visit to the dunes, lakes and forests of Sintra-Cascais National Park.
Estoril has a few restaurants for you to choose from where you will find both international cuisine and local cuisine such as Portuguese and seafood. The international cuisine includes Chinese, Indian, British and Italian. Nearby Cascais has more options available, such as Portuguese cuisine and seafood, which is predominately shellfish. Other restaurants offer international cuisines such as Chinese, Italian, Indian, French, and British. Chicken and fish are favourites in most restaurants. Local wines are said to be good and quite cheap. Estoril's casino is one of the largest in Europe and is very popular with tourists and locals. You will also find cabaret shows there. There are bars along the promenade however if you want a more lively evening, then head to Cascais. You will find a few souvenir and craft shops in the resort, however for a wider choice, head to Cascais for other shops offering clothing and shoes. There is a regular train service running in Estoril as well as a number of buses which take you to other resorts. Taxis are also available all over the resort.
The weather in Estoril is what attracts to many people each year. The summers in Estoril are long and dry with winters continuing to stay mild with limited rainfall. July and August are the hottest months in Estoril with average temperatures reaching 30°C. You will also find up to 12 hours of sunshine a day meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy the day. The coastal breezes tend to keep the temperatures slightly lower to enable you to feel more comfortable in the heat. The spring and autumn is still warm with temperatures at 17-19°C. The coldest winter months are January and December although the temperature is till at around 15°C. There is also still around 6 hours of sunshine a day. From November to March is when most of the rainfall comes however on average there are only around 50 days of rainfall a year.