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On the Map: Perfectly Unique Stays in Portugal

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Published 14/05/2021 On the Map: Perfectly Unique Stays in Portugal


Portugal opens its doors to British travellers from 17th May, which is welcome news for holidaymakers!

Boasting diverse landscapes that include 850km of beautiful Atlantic beaches, Portugal is a country well-known to offer hospitality that's as warm as its annual 3,000 hours of golden sunshine.

Bathe in the unique culture and heritage to be found country-wide, as you sample fine wines and fresh seafood without a care in the world...

...before savouring an epic sunset from the comfort of a perfect Portuguese retreat, some of which you can browse right here, right now. Vamos!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Pedras Salgadas Park | North Portugal

Tipi Valley

Tipi Valley

Tipi Valley is a simply serene natural paradise that's ideal for surfers and yoga lovers alike, secluded on the invigorating West Algarve Coast of Portugal. If you're bursting to escape from hectic daily life, Tipi Valley is the original and authentic surf and yoga retreat in West Algarve, offering you a heavenly sanctuary and an authentic tipi experience. Blissfully secluded in a lush…

A Terra

A Terra

Secluded Portuguese eco-glamping, set beside a sparkling lake in the refreshing ‘slow lane' of life. Found amongst invigorating woodland on the south-western coast of Alentejo, Portugal, A Terra (meaning "the Earth") invites you to return to nature in the relaxing comfort of a family-friendly, wildlife steeped eco-glamping site surrounded by lush, fruit tree-lined grassland. Part…

Casa Modesta

Casa Modesta

Award-winning rural luxury in a contemporary Portuguese country house hotel, where you will feel immediately at home. Winner of a 2017 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, Casa Modesta is an off-grid designer paradise, set in the wilderness of the Algarve's lush Ria Formosa National Park, surrounded by sweet-scented lemon trees and almond orchards. Welcome and warmth is imbued…

Casa Fontelheira

Casa Fontelheira

If you like your holidays with a slice of adventure, a helping of luxury and double portions of sunshine, you'll fall in love with Casa Fontelheira - luxurious glamping in fabulous Northern Portugal. Casa Fontelheira is an utterly relaxing, wonderfully luxurious glamping retreat, offering eight sensational safari tents for groups of five and six guests. Surrounded by exotic gardens and…

Conscious Earth

Conscious Earth

Create your very own restorative retreat from the busy tech-driven world, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Algarve. We're always being told how important self-care is for our wellbeing. Yet when was the last time you took some genuine ‘you' time, away from your phone and your laptop, to revel in life's natural pleasures? Conscious Earth is the perfect antidote to the…

O Homem Verde

O Homem Verde

O Homem Verde offers a soul-refreshing glamping experience for everybody to enjoy, set within the lush forests of the central Portuguese mountains. Whether you're part of a family, a couple or a small group in need of some precious relaxation time out of life, you're guaranteed the warmest of welcomes at O Homem Verde - known in English as ‘The Green Man'. Owned by a friendly couple…

Pedras Salgadas Park

Pedras Salgadas Park

Architect-designed treehouses and eco-houses, set within a magical century-old spa and nature park in northern Portugal. Filled with enchanting winding paths, and framed by a unique backdrop of lush valleys and mountains, the breathtaking Pedras Salgadas Park boasts 20 hectares of natural beauty.   Once a favoured destination for Portuguese royalty, you'll discover plenty of…

Colina Tranquila

Colina Tranquila

Immerse yourselves in the unique rural culture of the Algarve, from the comfort of a cosy shepherd's hut with incredible views. A beautiful shepherd's hut just ten minutes from the Algarve's ancient capital, you'll find Colina Tranquila privately nestled high above a tranquil, palm-fringed valley. Ideal for a romantic back-to-nature break, Colina Tranquila (which translates as "quiet…

ZERO Box Lodge

ZERO Box Lodge

Experience Porto from a unique, groundbreaking concept and design-led lodge that thinks outside the box...while you sleep cosily inside it! Trust us...you won't have stayed anywhere like ZERO Box Lodge before. A perfect base for exploring the thriving coastal city of Porto, the hotel is a shrine to Portuguese art and culture, with bedrooms that are simple, windowless, industrial-style…

Siesta Campers

Siesta Campers

Simply choose your favourite, fully-equipped VW campervan - then get ready for new holiday adventures in Portugal! There's something special about rolling around in an iconic VW campervan. Whether you're a seasoned couple of travellers, a surfer dude, or a family of novice nomads, it's all about that uniquely exhilarating mixture of freedom, relaxation, and adventure. With a little help from…

Quinta do Catalao

Quinta do Catalao

Experience the soul-soothing simple life of the Algarve, on a quirky and family-run organic farm that feels like home. A mere hour away from Faro Airport and achingly close to the coast, Quinta do Catalão is a family-run organic farm that doubles as a refreshing, natureful sanctuary. The farm is a true labour of love, rescued from its abandoned state by Karolina, Max and their three children.…

The Beach Hut at Quinta do Catalao

The Beach Hut at Quinta do Catalao

The Beach Hut at Quinta do Catalão is a romantic hut infused with sunshine and cheer, set on a friendly organic farm on the Algarve.Light, bright and beautiful, discover the cheerily cosy Beach Hut on the homely site of Quinta do Catalão, a family-run organic farm in the midst of the Portuguese Algarve, complete with friendly animals and a vegetable garden.Equipped with a downy double bed and a…

CorkShack Marvão Ecolodges

CorkShack Marvão Ecolodges

A modern take on a traditional Portuguese roundhouse set in a protected nature reserve, with views of the Monte Roxo hills. The perfect setting to recharge those batteries, CorkShack Marvão Ecolodges promise to take you back to gentle times past - without compromising on luxury. You'll be surrounded by sweet-scented fruit trees in the traditional Portuguese village of Escusa, on the border of…

Santa Marta de Portuzelo Castle

Santa Marta de Portuzelo Castle

A grand and captivating large group retreat, rich in historic detail and surrounded by North Portugal's trademark rural beauty. The ultimate in luxurious family holidays, Santa Marta de Portuzelo Castle is a historic, 2000m2 castle that promises to both enthral your senses and capture your hearts. A mere 40 minutes from bustling Porto, the castle is set in a peaceful village that's surrounded by…

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