The tourist industry in Cascais has had a great time recently. This gorgeous medieval village boasts a fine location that has long been used as a getaway for the rich and famous. The top real estate here is the old aristocratic mansions that lie on rocky outcrops, high above the waves of the Atlantic commanding views of the sun-speckled waters. If you love specialist design, expansive views and clifftop swimming pools, this is the place for you. The original building dates back to 1890 and used to be the home of a Count. It stayed in his family until it was bought by developers recently. The second building was finished in 2002 and is a modern structure. The hotel’s renowned designers have combined old terracotta roofs and whitewashed walls with sexy interior features fashioned from luxury materials. In the bar you feel like you are floating on water. No, it’s not the champagne; it’s the location, right by the ocean. And in the summer, legendary dances take place.