Boca Do InfernoCurrently Open
- Address: Cascais, Portugal
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +3512-13463658
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Street Food, Nature
Boca Do Inferno - Review
Portuguese for ‘Hell’s Mouth’, Boca do Inferno is a rift formation at one of the seaside cliffs in Cascais. The intense and mysterious name of the chasm and its natural beauty make it a popular tourist attraction.
The chasm seen on the cliff of ‘Hell’s Mouth’ is the result of strong water waves crashing onto the cliff surface rapidly and repeatedly. This caused the surface to collapse, giving it a mouth like natural arch. During summer the waters merely make a soothing splash. But in winters, the full force of the Atlantic waves comes crashing onto the cave and is quite a dramatic sight.
Legend has it that an evil sorcerer lived in a castle on these cliffs. He abducted a beautiful woman and held her captive in the castle. She was discovered by a man who fell in love with her and helped her escape. The jilted sorcerer unleashed a dreadful storm to destroy the rocks where the women and her beau walked thus causing the large gaping hole.
- Tourists can take a closer look at Boca do Inferno by climbing down the cliff from one of many designated pathways.
- Boca do Inferno is also one of the best places to purchase souvenir items. There are stalls close to the cliff site which offer a good deal on many lovely little items.
The area has many cafés and restaurant. But if you are not in the mood to sit and dine, you can purchase a nice little snack from the wandering vendors.
Boca Do Inferno Information
- Boca do Inferno is a 40 minute walk from the town centre.
- If the waves get too high, the path down to the cliff’s mouth may be closed off for safety purposes.
Restaurants Near Boca Do Inferno
- Restaurante Mar do Inferno
- La Bonne Etoile
- Jardim Cerveja
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Things to Know Before Visiting Boca Do Inferno
95% of people who visit Cascais include Boca Do Inferno in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
46.84% of people start their Boca Do Inferno visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boca Do Inferno
81.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boca Do Inferno
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Boca Do Inferno, Cascais Reviews
It is worth a visit on your way from Lisbon. You see here the strength of ocean waves. The views of the soft limestone are beautiful, it shaped different interesting shapes, small coves and caves. You can seat here for few hours, or at least minutes, and enjoy the view, the sound of the ocean, and let your thought wonder around. Give yourself the gift of relaxation while your brain synchronizes with the ocean waves.
Great views of done interesting Rick formations. Beautiful houses nearby. Some tourist trap shops but those are easily bypassed. Parking is available for a fee on the main road or free on some of the side streets
Don't waste your time! It's a garbage dump!! Sooo disappointing. I was excited to see this natural beauty, but when we got there all I could focus on was the massive amount of garbage littered everywhere! It looked as though there was homeless people living on the rocks, literally! It smelled like human feces and piss. I was holding my breath ad we toured the rocks. Empty beer bottles, plastic bags and garbage all over the rocks. Sad that this little town had done nothing to clean up this attraction. What is even more sad is that people would do this. Disgusting.
An interesting part of the cliffs of this regions, they worth the trip, all over Lisbon coast you have nice places like this. From this point on, if you keep going on the route, you´re going to find nice cliffs as well, but none as these one. There´s a restaurant and some souvenirs shops around.
A wonderful natural setting on the seaside cliffs near Cascais. Almost always in the stormy ocean. This July day in the sun was very peaceful. But the waves were just too loud and the smell of the ocean is really cool. Be sure to beautiful sight. See if you are in the neighborhood.