Sintra is a Portuguese coastal destination located in the Lisbon region. Most of its beaches have “Excellent” bathing water quality and two of them are currently undergoing improvements to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Sintra also has precious natural, architectural and archaeological relics which were recognized already in 1995 as World Heritage by UNESCO. The destination maintains this heritage alive, well preserved and promoted. Furthermore, Sintra stays one of the first few Portuguese municipalities to develop a local strategic plan to face climate change.
This destination participated in the ‘Best of Top 100 Awards’ at ITB Berlin 2018 and was the 1st winner of the Best of Cities, Communities & Culture awards category, along with other 3 QualityCoast Portuguese destinations.
This destination also participated in the 2019 Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards at ITB Berlin and was the 1st winner of the Best of Europe awards category along with other 7 Portuguese destinations.