A large part of Sintra is a part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. With a beautiful, mountainous forest, and 18 kms of coast line, Sintra is perfect for walking and hiking. The mountain hosts various types of forests that seem to be straight from a fairy tale: tall trees and round granite boulders. The Sintra coast is rugged, generally great for surfing, and the coast is speckled with beaches and quaint villages. The westernmost point of Continental Europe, Cabo da Roca, is located in the southern part of the coast. The hilly saloia countryside is known for small villages with rock fencing, windmills, waterfalls and also marble and granite excavations. In the summer months all of Sintra’s villages host week long village celebrations in honor of the guardian saints, with processions, concerts, dancing, handicrafts, and wonderful eats! Quite a complete set of bus routes enable reaching them all.