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Europcar car hire Lisbon Airport can be reached online at http://www.europcar.com and http://www.europcar.pt as well as by telephoning on tel +351 28 9889 447. The service team in the arrivals hall welcomes customers daily from 7.00 am to midnight.
For a splendid day out at Portugal’s longest continuous stretch of beach at the mouth of the Tagus River, Costa da Caparica is at first glance an urban sprawl with little to recommend itself. Away from the modern high-rise buildings, however, the gorgeous beach stretches for nearly 30 kilometres along the coast of the Setúbal Peninsula.
A popular holiday resort with plenty of self-catering condominiums and apartments, Costa da Caparica boasts several annual festivals and book fairs throughout the year and is beloved by surfers thanks to the sizeable swell of the waves and their very own surf club and school.
Europcar customers with a passenger van like the Mercedes Vito or the Seat Alhambra can enjoy several great camping grounds in the area. With a lively to moderate nightlife, restaurants serving international as well as Portuguese cuisine, bars and a few clubs, Costa da Caparica may represent the modern face of this fascinating country but it is still worth a day trip.
Small Economy range cars like the Peugeot 107 1.0 from Europcar car hire Lisbon Airport are easy to drive and economical in fuel consumption. The 5-door cars can be hired by drivers just 19-years-old and have room for 4 passengers and 1 large suitcase. The Peugeot 208 1.4 on the other hand can seat 5 people and also accommodate 1 large suitcase. Featuring air conditioning, unlimited mileage and 5-doors, the sporty Peugeot 208 is a popular with leisure and business travellers alike.
The Compact range from Europcar Lisbon Airport includes cars like the Seat Leon 1.4, which can seat 5 passengers and can accommodate 2 suitcases and the Peugeot 308 1.6 HDO, which features 4 doors, manual transmission and air conditioning and offers room to 5 people and 2 suitcases.
Automatic transmission cars from Europcar include the ever popular Renault Megane 1.5, which can seat 5 people and accommodate 2 suitcases. For driving in the city one cannot do better than hiring the smallest and most economical of Europcar’s fleet: the Smart for Two 1.0 Automatic features 3 doors, air conditioning and unlimited mileage. It offers room to just 2 passengers and there’s no space for shopping, but it’s ideal for small parking spaces in urban settings and doesn’t cost much to fill up.
The coastal town of Cascais is located 30 km west of Lisbon and best reached via the A5 highway. The former fishing village is now regarded as one of the most affluent municipalities of the country thanks to both international and domestic tourism. Dating back to the 12th century, Cascais sadly lost most of its Gothic and Baroque splendour in the 1755 earthquake and subsequent Tsunami. Today the town boasts many fine 18th century buildings, a pleasant sandy beach and a large yacht harbour. To the north of the town lie the Sintra Mountains and to the west Cascais boasts the lovely Guincho Beach.
Surrounded by no fewer than 10 golf courses, Cascais also features heavily on the tourist itinerary of wind surfers, sailing enthusiasts, surfers and kite surfers as well as tennis and motorcycle fans, who flock here for various international events held throughout the year. Places to see include the Farol de Santa Marta and the Casa de Santa Maria overlooking the tranquil green waters of the rocky shores and the Museum Conde Castro Guimarães, as well as the Hotel Palácio, which gained world fame by featuring in a James Bond movie.
For more information about Europcar car hire Lisbon Airport, please visit the company’s portal at http://www.europcar.com, where bookings and enquiries can be made.