Boca do Inferno, Cascais

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Boca do Inferno, or "The Mouth of Hell," features a natural rock arch with a cave that is known for sucking in ocean waves and shooting water out the top. Nestled in a dramatic environment of eroded cliffs and enormous waves, the site is a well-known photography spot. You can easily reach it by foot, and then follow stairs and bridges around it to get a better view or climb down to the cave if the ocean is calm. Be aware, however, that locals advise against climbing due to the sharp rocks. To visit Boca do Inferno and get the most from your holiday in Cascais, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cascais itinerary planning website .
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  • Mandatory visitation to local and foreign tourists. Have a shop where you can buy souvenirs of this magnificent place.
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  • Spectacular views, a few vantage points where to sit surrounded by rocks, sea, great views, a natural and charming, pareje one of the places that I liked about my trip to Lisbon, I advise to visit.
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  • Watch the sunset on the Hellmouth is something wonderful. The star King deserves applause. In the company of gulls and the sound of the waves, it becomes something magical. It's quiet, even though very busy. All to enjoy the Sun on the way to light the other side.
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  • I would say a must do visit if you are in Cascais. We walked from our berth in the marina one evening to see the sunset which is what many others seemed to be doing! We were not disappointed in mid November. You had to pinch yourself at the fabulous weather. There are a few bars, cafes and restaurants there also if you want to make an evening of it all with the stunning views over the ocean.
  • We visited this place in December, we went from Lisbon to Cascais by train (40 minutes) and than we walked until Boca do Inferno. There is a restaurant and a little bar, where you can eat and drink and also buy local biscuits. We were lucky with the weather, lot of sunshine, so we could sit outside with our drinks. There were only few tourists, so we enjoyed the nature a lot. It must be very crowded during summer. You can also go by bike along the whole coast.
  • A must visit place ... I would recommend to walk from Cascais to Baco do inferno It’s very pleasant walk (20 - 25 min approx) and you will get to see many beautiful points (not popular point as such though) in between Best place to be there at this place around 1-2 hours before sunset ... so that you may first enjoy the wonderful view of rock cliff and admire power of sea... and then later sit down relax and watch the beautiful sunset Preferably go on a sunny day
  • Boca do Inferno (Portuguese for Hell's Mouth) is a chasm located in the seaside cliffs close to the Portuguese city of Cascais, in the District of Lisbon. The seawater has access to the deep bottom of the chasm and vigorously strikes its rocky walls, making it a popular tourist attraction. The cave was the first to be depicted in moving pictures, in the 1896 British film A Sea Cave Near Lisbon, which shows waves breaking at the mouth of the cave.
  • Very nice viewpoint, can be a bit crowded at times though. There are a few restaurants so no need to worry if your thirsty or hungry. Lots to explore on the rocks!!

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The seaside resort town of Cascais, one of Lisbon's wealthiest suburbs, offers solid options for both enjoying the sun and surf and getting away from the bustle of the capital. By staying right near the beach, you'll be within easy walking distance of both the soft sand and the restaurants and bars of the town center. Most of the bigger hotels along the waterfront and near the marina provide balconies and sweeping views over the ocean as well. However, you can also check into a smaller guesthouse for a lower bill and equally good location in the center of town. Grabbing a room at one of the guesthouses or hotels in nearby Estoril offers a similar beachfront experience not far from Cascais itself, plus this location offers more in terms of choice.
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