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Boca do Inferno, Cascais

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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. Put Boca do Inferno on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cascais trip generator.
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  • Location not bad for the view and the ride is leading from Cascai. On the spot it is average. The evening must better take the magic moment.
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  • Very dramatic cliffs with the sea crashing against them. Well worth a walk to see. Cafes and drinks available nearby. 
  • If you go through Cascais is must go to these cliffs. A 15-minute walk from the Centre, a route very easily along the coast can be. The final at the Boca do Inferno is pretty impressive, especially if you are in the winter, when the ocean is rougher.
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  • Take a walk from Cascais to Boca do Inferno to see the dramatic coastal views. When you reach the site follow the steps down to the viewing platform for a spectacular vista of crashing waves against jagged rocks.
  • An easy drive from Lisbon and allows you to stop and any of the stunning beaches nearby. These isn't much of a sight but it's still a great feeling to watch the waves from the Atlantic burst against the rugged coast of Europe
  • Local restaurant run by a friendly old couple who speak good English. The prices are very fair and the bifana is great. It has indoor sitting area and a big terrace facing the sea. Well, to be fair, there is a small car parking just in front of the terrace, but it's fun to see the "parking manager" directing the cars where to park
  • Great place to take landscape photos. If you are in the area, you can easily pass by. Won't take much time.
  • A walk from Cascais to the site following the see is cool.
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