There are many great places to visit in Portugal where relaxation and peace are the order of the day – but not this one. The Hotel Cascais Miragem is designed with the active holidaymaker in mind. Built in a beautiful seaside location, it lacks nothing in luxury and there is certainly every chance to relax and enjoy the spa, eat great food and sleep on a wonderfully cosy bed.
However, the Miragem recognises that some people love to be active. And with Portugal being a great place for sport, there are loads of opportunities to get in the game. The Mirage experiences offered by the hotel provide golf, walkabouts, aquatic fun, equestrian adventures and aerial experiences. Golf is a pastime that has really taken off in Portugal. Spain may be a little better known for the sport due to the legacy of Seve Ballesteros, but Portugal has built many fine courses in recent years and the available packages include no less than four options.
The walking trips include some fine scenery, but also a real treasure in the form of the local town of Sintra, with its romantic and historic architecture that make it a UNESCO world heritage site. Boaters can enjoy a fabulous trip that explores the coast around Lisbon, offering a completely different view of the nearby Portuguese capital to anything on land. With chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, it would take a real land-lubber to turn this chance down. For a real bit of horseplay, the hotel can arrange a two-hour session with Quinta da Marinha Horse Centre, one of Portugal’s top equestrian clubs, followed by a great trek for two on the beautiful beach.
Finally, for the best views of all you can take to the air by Cessna 772, enjoying a fabulous view over the whole area of Sintra. So with so many different activities on land, at sea or in the air, in the present day or deep into history, visitors to the Mirage will have a wonderful, active holiday.