Spending a couple of days in Lisbon and the area is definitely a must do when you travel in Europe. People are relaxed and welcoming, there are delicious pastels everywhere in the local bakeries, the beaches are more than beautiful, the history is highly interesting, and I could list many more reasons why it is worth traveling to Lisbon.
Once you have decided to go there, check out my highlights of the day to discover some spots that I enjoyed a lot. Besides them and the usual touristy things like going on a guided tour with Lisbonfreetour.blogspot.com or taking the ferry to Cacilhas for beautiful views of the sunset over Lisbon I discovered some other things that you might like as well.
If you are looking for a delicious, healthy and affordable lunch, go to “The Green Room” which has daily lunch offers for less than 10 euros and is located close to the train and ferry station “cais do sodré”. I had a mango chickpea curry with salad and couscous and loved it.
For yogalovers, there are 2 hostels I stayed in which offered accommodation and yoga packages. The first is Cascais Bay Hostel in Cascais and the other is Native Adventure Hostel close to the train station “Foros da Amora” which is less than an hour away from Lisbon. Both hostels have really good Yoga classes and different advantages. From Cascais, Sintra with its mysterious palaces and hills is only a 40-minutes bus ride away. When you are in Native Adventure Hostel, there is an amazing beach within bike or car driving distance and you can have surf lessons, stay at the pool in the nice garden or get an ayuverdic massage.