We sail in the same sea but have as a destination a close location: towards the enchanting Bay of Cascais. During the sail, by means of coastal navigation, you can enjoy a breathtaking scenery. From the Estoril coast and the view of Serra de Sintra, Costa da Caparica’s beaches to Cape Espichel.
Cascais Bay is located in the center of the Cascais village. According to its ancestors, it is also known as Fish Beach or Fishermen’s Beach. In the lower part of Cascais you can also find Cascais Town Hall, the Seixas Palace, the Lota de Cascais, the Ecoponto Marítimo, among others.
So, find out more about the program of events in the Cascais village and schedule your visit.
Luís Vaz de Camões docked in Cascais
Luís Vaz de Camões, one of the major figures of the Portuguese literature and one of the great poets of the West, had the opportunity to sail to distant and unknown destinations.
The famous national epic, The Lusiads, is the main work of this remarkable writer. In this he narrates the glorious achievements of the Portuguese in verse.
He docked at Goa for the first time at the age of 30. He faced huge storms at the Cape of Good Hope. He sailed in the Red Sea. He was in Ormuz, in the Persian Gulf. In a journey between Macao and India, near the mouth of the Mekong River, he was shipwrecked, saving only himself and the manuscript of The Lusiads. In 1567 he embarked in Malacca to Sofala, on the island of Mozambique. Just over two years later, with 46 years, he returned to Portugal and docked in Cascais onboard the Santa Clara ship.
It is of such great importance that June 10 (date of his death) is a national holiday. It is also the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.
* Luís de Camões, The Lusiads
** Sri Lanka, known as Taprobana in ancient times, is an Asian island country, located off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent.