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Sintra

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Just a 30 minute drive from Lisbon lies the beautiful and historic hill town of Sintra, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a stunning landscape of lush forested hills rolling down to beautiful beaches.

the resort appeals to families of all ages. Throughout the summer season, our in-resort teams are on hand to welcome you and provide you with all the support you need to really enjoy your family holiday in Portugal to the full. We'll introduce you to the best experiences and recommend ideas and excursions that will really enhance your holiday. Travelling with Powder Byrne ensures your children have an amazing time in our exclusive programmes, enjoying the best of sports, local activities and fun on the beach and around the pool, all overseen by our experienced staff.

English poet Lord Byron hailed it as, "the garden of Eden." Offering spectacular views of the coastline, Sintra, and the surrounding forested hills of the Estoril, provide a secluded and beautiful haven a world away from the bustle of historic Lisbon, which is just a few miles away. It has come as no surprise to us that this part of Portugal has swiftly become a hot favourite for our clients who are looking for something a little different from their summer holiday. Thanks to the superior quality of Penha Longa Hotel, the fantastic secluded setting, the facilities available on the estate and the close proximity to spectacular beaches, 

Our Hotels

We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.

Penha Longa

Penha Longa

Situated just seven miles from the beautiful Estoril coast the Penha Longa Resort is a magnificent 300 acre estate set within a wooded valley with lush gardens, offering extensive facilities for all the family.

Gastronomy

Spend some time exploring the historic town and you will definetly find some exquisite restaurants that serve freshly caught seafood from the local sea. Below you'll find a selection of restaurants we believe no trip to Sintra is complete without a visit to.

Furnas do Guincho
Furnas do Guincho

Furnas do Guincho

On the road from Guincho to Cascais you will find this restaurant perched above the Atlantic, where you can enjoy a superb selection of fresh fish dishes. Great for families with older children or for a special occasion. Open 12.30 – 4pm and 7.30 – 11pm.

Fortaleza do Guincho

Fortaleza do Guincho

Located next to Guincho beach, this michelin starred restaurant serves a French cuisine, with a Portuguese accent. For those wine lovers the restaurant boasts a fine selection of Portuguese and French wines. Please note this restaurant is more suited for adults only.

Fortaleza do Guincho
Monte Mar
Monte Mar

Monte Mar

With a great view over the vast Atlantic, Monte Mar boast of the best flavours from the sea, exquisitely prepared and served in a light and relaxed environment. With a great selection of sea food all fresh and some of it still living, this modern setting allows couples and families alike to have a great evening with a extensive and varied wine list.

Active Rest

and the Moorish district with it's winding streets housing galleries and unique shops. For those of you looking to pull over into the slow lane and indulge in some proper relaxation we'll find the walk through the lush gardens between the poolside and the spa, a welcome daily ritual. You'll enjoy the relaxing pace and the seclusion of the estate, as well as the care and attention of our team who will ensure your every need is catered for.

Golf lovers will be in their element at Penha Longa, where they'll enjoy the two beautiful courses which weave their way around the pine clad hills. For a spot of culture, our team will take you up to the beautiful palaces of Sintra, just a short drive away, or to enjoy the evening markets. We can organise a local guide to show you wonders of Lisbon, from the colonial architectural splendor to the famous flea market, 

Penha Longa Golf Course

Garden, Sintra

Garden & Terrace, Sintra

Penha Longa Resort

Sintra Harbour

Fun for the kids

Our unique programmes embrace the vast amount of space available to explore, with treasure hunts and excursions into the forests a popular feature for our Scallywags. Tots to teens love the variety of activities and sports available, and our energetic staff who oversee the daily activities; some parents have difficulty prizing their kids away at the end of the day! Just a 15 minute drive from the hotel courtesy of our shuttle service is the beautiful Guincho Beach, where TheZone head for their surf lessons and the ever popular PB Surf Academy runs for teenagers in the summer months. Older kids will spend lots of time on the beach playing games and soaking up the action, and our Surf Manager plays a key role in ensuring they all have a great time in a structured and safe environment.

Our Children's Programmes

We appreciate that only when the kids are happy that parents really switch off and enjoy their holiday too. Creating the right environment where everyone feels their needs are being met and that they can enjoy themselves is the key to our success. Find out below which of our programmes we'll be running in Sintra this summer.

pb crèche
pb crèche
4 months-3 years
Scallywags
Scallywags
4-9 years
Zone
Zone
10-14 years
Surf ACADEMY
Surf ACADEMY
13 Years+
PB Tutoring Programme
PB Tutoring Programme
10 Years +

Resort Facts

Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
LHR - LIS: 2 hr 40mins
Time difference
Time difference
GMT +0
Transfer times
Transfer times
30mins
When to travel
When to travel
Between May and September
Average rainfall
Average rainfall
6mm Between May and September
Average temperature
Average temp.
29°C

Dispatches

Find out the latest goings on in Sintra including news from resort, insights from our teams and partners. Click here to read our features and find out more.

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