A truly hidden gem inside the wonderful "Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina." Stay in one of the three little houses and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity around you!
A lonesome and most wonderful beach, close to the accommodation of Casas da Cerca.
Have the freshest of fish right at the beach and watch the sunset as you enjoy every bite of your delicious meal.
Typical Portuguese cuisine in a beautiful setting.
Don’t miss out on their delicious seafood, great wine and delectable cakes.
This picturesque seaside village is part of the Alentejo region and will delight you with its fantastic beaches and idyllic quietude. Except for in August, when the music festival "Festa do Sudoeste" is held here.
This beach is very popular with surfers and is surrounded by impressive limestone cliffs and extensive sand dunes.
Located in the northwest of the Algarve, this almost 10 km long beach provides surfers with perfect waves. Right at the end is a little fishing village where you can have lunch during a long day in the sand.
This beach is nice for families as there is a river that flows into the sea at the back of the bay, which is better for swimming than the harsh and cold Atlantic water.
Quite a lot of surfing and body-boarding competitions take place here.
The Almograve beach, facing the Atlantic Ocean, is very popular with the locals but hardly known to tourists.
This beach is surrounded by unforgettable landscape.
Visit Sagres and Europe’s southwesternmost point, the Cape Saint Vincent. Enjoy this breathtaking view and let the strong wind take away any negative vibes and stress. For a moment it is just you and nature.
A very cool restaurant that serves absolutely delicious food and some nice drinks.
A wonderful beach restaurant.
At the restaurant A Tasca you can enjoy the best seafood while sitting on the sunny terrace and overlooking the little harbour.
All houses of the estate are former farm houses that have been restored in the most charming way. You are surrounded by countless fruit trees, there is a river nearby, hammocks and sun chairs litter the place and most notably: peace and harmony reign.
Cerca do Sul is not only a perfect place to unwind but also offers a great range of activities and workshops, such as going on a boat cruise, riding a donkey or taking part in a yoga class.
This stylish beach villa is just one hour away from the Lisbon airport and hosts about six people.
This hotel is a great mixture of luxury and down-to-earthness. It’s a little off the beaten path, but the romantic horse stable and the high-class interior design (among other things) make this a very remarkable place.
The magical haven of the Alentejo Beach House lies in a hilly area of the Alentejo coast. This is the perfect summer getaway for you, your family and your friends.
A modern design retreat sitting on an 17 sqm estate south of Lisbon. Special feature: the amazing Celeiro Restaurant!
The hotel’s special design and architecture is focused entirely on the element of sand. See for yourself and visit this incredible, beautiful place!
Find inner peace and overall happiness in the remote serenity of this privately owned estate.
Altogether there are ten rooms, all of which offer great privacy, simple but beautiful design and private terraces. Nearby beaches are Aivados and Malhão.
Our thoughts about Portugal West
You will find some stunningly beautiful beaches, coasts and rural areas. And you don’t get as many visitors or tourists here as you might be used to from Mediterranean holiday destinations.
Everything from our perfect 24 hour guide. 😉
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We are a family of four currently based in Berlin but we love to go on adventures near and far. Tanja (with both Swedish and Austrian roots) started Nectar & Pulse in 2010. Chris (originally from Hamburg) and Tanja met in 2011, fell in love, got married, and became parents to their beloved kids, Jonathan and Victor. Chris worked for BMW and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering but switched over to working at Nectar & Pulse in 2015. We are soulmates with a shared love for family, business, travel, transformation, fashion, music, exceptional hotels and wonderful places made with love. From luxury trips to getting up close and personal with nature and locals, we love it all. Come along and follow us! ☺ We love to show you the world from our perspective.
Oh so many, but mostly the tiny little moments in between, when we realise we’re living the life we always dreamed of.
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Books by: Haruki Murakami, Susan Sontag, Amelie Nothomb, Martin Suter, Thomas Bernhard, António Lobo Antunes, Benedict Wells.
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Films: City of God, most by Quentin Tarantino, Lost in Translation, Magnolia, Before Sunset, Schmetterling und Taucherglocke, Woody Allen Films, Ziemlich beste Freunde, Nowhere Boy, Peaceful Warrior, Margarete Steiff, Into the Wild, Interstellar, Darjeeling Limited, Blow, Das Leben der Anderen, Victoria, Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot, Gegen die Wand, die Verurteilten, Der Pate, Forrest Gump, Grand Budapest Hotel, Garden State, Wie ein einziger Tag, Amelie, Her, Babel, Herr der Ringe, 12 years a slave, Wall Street, Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu, Entdeckung der Unendlichkeit, Twice Born,...
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