North of Portugal
Located in baião, santa cruz do douro, the building of modern lines stands out from the rest of the landscape. in the rooms there is a kind of optical illusion: the windows are confused with pictures so vivid is the green to enjoy outside.
Ecotourism can be synonymous with well-being and elegance. in addition to the spa with various treatments, the four star hotel has a sauna, swimming pool and other spaces to relax.
The hotel was distinguished this year by the green key, an environmental quality program that lists sustainable spaces internationally. nature walks, visits to the equestrian center and even the caldas de aregos, a few kilometers away, are known for their thermal properties.
It opened in 2012, between Vila Real and Chaves, and has already been recognized, namely for its architecture - when it was named building of the year by the prestigious arch daily. in ecohouses, small wooden houses that mix with the brown and green tones of the park, you can breathe the fresh air. in the morning, the hot bread arrives in a bag hanging by the door. since the time of the monarchy, the area has been recognized for its thermal properties and you only need to take a short walk to discover the springs, with a service tap where you can drink the centuries-old water from the stones. in addition to the indoor and outdoor pool and the normal services of a spa, you can find various body treatments with thermal water. an old casino that is a show room and a tea house join the buildings recovered in the park with another 20 hectares of countryside walks.
intimate and elegant, the carmo’s boutique hotel is strategically located to allow you to discover the traditions, cultural heritage, the Atlantic coast, and the architecture of the beautiful region of Porto and northern Portugal.
With only 15 rooms and 3 suite tents, the hotel offers and suggests to its guests a wide selection of experiences, from wine tasting, cultural and gastronomic visits, nature experiences, picnics, horseback riding,… exclusively for its guests enjoy, carmo's invites you to discover its outdoor pool and gardens with magnificent views of the mountains, its traditional Portuguese cuisine restaurant in the lounge or on the terrace, its wine workshop, the divine spa offering massages and aromatherapy treatments , from your natura spa located in a tent outside with Ayurvedic treatments and not to be missed visiting and experiencing the enchanted world! ... all just 45 minutes from the city of Porto.
Lisbon And portugal Coast
Located 7-minuts walk from São Julião Beach, between the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and the Ericeira World Surf Reserve, this space has a real concern for the environment and sustainability, promoting ecological practices among its guests. that not only benefit the local area, but also promote a better understanding of the region.
Eco Soul Ericeira has bungalows - with views of the sea and the garden - which are built with wood and clay and heated with solar energy and wood scraps and waste so that the environmental impact is zero.
The small local organic garden supplies fruits and vegetables to the guesthouse and meals are prepared with regional products to avoid importation.
Guests can enjoy the garden facilities, such as the biological outdoor pool, outdoor fireplace, outdoor shower with sea views, sun loungers and a common terrace to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
Located less than an hour from Lisbon, the Areias do Seixo hotel breathes nature at the top of its lungs. not only due to its surroundings of pine trees and dunes, but also due to the use of sustainable tourism principles, whose focus is on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the use of natural resources.
The property has 11 rooms, 6 villas and 2 townhouses - each with a different history and all without TV, mini bar and air conditioning. the spa features a dry sauna, turkish bath, treatment rooms, relaxation room and outdoor pool.
The restaurant makes the most of natural ingredients according to their seasonality. the products are mostly Portuguese and local: in the hotel's garden, organic herbs, fruits and vegetables grow.
The pebble sands concept is based on a sustainability policy that has been implemented since the unit's design phase. this policy manifests itself, for example, through the production of energy through photovoltaics, indoor air conditioning using geothermics, water heating using a solar-thermal system and the composting of organic waste.
This dedication to sustainability has already earned the “green project awards 2012” in the category ‘agriculture, sea and tourism.
Located in the center of Lisbon, 80 meters from Avenida da Liberdade and 300 meters from Marquês de Pombal Square, Inspira Santa Marta has a policy of environmental sustainability and social commitment, which has earned it several awards.
Its rooms are organized and decorated according to the principles of Feng Shui, "creating more comfortable and balanced spaces, avoiding stagnation of energy flows".
Inspira Santa Marta is also the first hotel in Lisbon prepared and trained to receive guests with allergy problems. The rooms are specially equipped and cleaned using a System Recommended and Certified by ECARF (European Center for Allergy Research), one of the main European foundations in the allergy prevention sector.
This urban and sustainable hotel is located in a central and quiet area of Lisbon. Since its opening in 2011, the entire activity of the hotel is guided daily by an efficient management model and by an enormous respect for the environment and society, allowing it to have, today, a position of reference in the sector of sustainable tourism in Portugal .
The hotel's restaurant serves healthy Mediterranean dishes made with fair trade products and the rooms have air conditioning units and low-consumption lamps.
This eco-friendly hotel also offers free bicycles for guests who want to visit the city without haste and in a non-polluting way.
In the paradisiacal Peninsula of Tróia, the Pestana Tróia Eco-Resort & Residence is made up of more than a hundred villas, with wooden decks, designed in an ecological way, to respect the natural habitat of animals and conserve native species, minimizing the environmental impact. With an area of over 100 hectares, it invites relaxation, walking or cycling and enjoying all that the ecological reserve where it is inserted has to offer, including exclusive access to the beach.
Soul Glamping is located in “Prazeres” that means pleasure, where we have a mix of country, amazing panorama mountains and sea views, where is guarantee spectacular sunsets and sunrise, surrounded by nature and wild life, all of this with the maximum comfort.
Those particular tents was chosen for that place, not only for the elegance and design, but also because of the maximum main window, that allow you to see more nature, more sunsets and sunrise and more sea, all from your own bed.
All the tents have different positions and views. They are also super resistant to any kind of weather condition. You can seat back by the fireplace and enjoy the rain’s sound until you fall asleep.
There is lot to do and experience around the area, with so many nature activities, in addition to the history, culture and people.
Hotel Quinta da Serra is located in Jardim da Serra, in a green valley 820 meters above sea level, in the upper areas of Câmara de Lobos.
This hotel unit with a strong historical, social and botanical component aims to preserve and enhance the natural resources characteristic of the island of Madeira, and, for this, it has equipped itself with technology that aims at economic and environmental sustainability, such as, for example, solar panels and a WWTP that allows the use of waste water for irrigation, thus increasing efficiency in the management of water resources.
In addition, the administration of the Quinta converted an extensive area of agricultural land to the organic production of vegetable gardens, fruit trees and vineyards.
Recently, red fruits were introduced to the farm grounds, allowing guests to taste, among others, intense and refreshing blueberries, soft raspberries and juicy blackberries.
The hotel's restaurant values regional products and gives customers the opportunity to try dishes prepared with organic products produced on site, it also has more than 30,000 m² of forest area, mostly reforested with species belonging to the lush Laurissilva forest and the hotel's garden area has a varied flora, which includes the highest registered eucalyptus tree on the island.
Located on Pico Island, in the Azores, the Aldeia da Fonte hotel resembles a village with stone houses perfectly integrated into the magnificent and stunning nature of the island.
The six volcanic stone houses that make up the hotel are perched on cliffs, amid lush gardens and overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
Considered one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in Portugal, Aldeia da Fonte is a Green Key enterprise that makes an increased effort to protect the environment and the climate.
The Green Key program is an international award, which is awarded to projects that meet a set of environmental requirements in different areas.
This ecologically sustainable resort, introduced an environmental management system and is concerned, among other things, with reducing energy and water consumption, separating and sending waste to recycling, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, promoting the use and consumption of organic products and avoid chemical herbicides.
The first Azorean eco-beach resort opened in 2015 and is on the edge of the largest sandy beach on the island - and even has a swimming pool facing the sea with submerged sunbeds (read well!). Santa Bárbara is one of the most recent and luxurious hotels in the Azores (four stars), with 14 villas: seven T1 and seven T2, all equipped with kitchenette, living room and balcony - some with access to a common saltwater infinity pool and heated (where you can book immersive massages). In the decoration of rooms and common areas, natural elements predominate, especially cryptomeria (local wood), cork and bamboo.
1 hour from Lisbon and 15 km from Comporta, this property is located on 30 hectares of private parkland and offers ecological accommodation with all modern comforts, including free Wi-Fi.
The objective of Cocoon Eco Design was to create a rural tourism enterprise that was in harmony with nature, with contemporary architecture, sustainability, low occupancy density and the best environmental practices.
Guests can use the bicycles for free to explore the surrounding area or relax on the sun loungers and swim in the property's lake.
Imani Country House is in Guadalupe, a 15-minute drive from Évora and is surrounded by centuries-old gardens.
Its priority is preservation and respect for nature. At Imani - which means "to believe" in Swahili - no pesticides or chemicals are used, the hot water is preheated by solar panels and the wood comes from forest cleanings. The straw tiles of the houses were reused when the farm was restored and the eaves and chimneys kept in their original shape as well as the old stone benches that were scattered throughout the property.
In winter, the suites' fireplaces are lit before the guest arrives. In summer, the highlights are the property's two swimming pools and garden hammocks.
Quinta da Fornalha is a pilot project for sustainability, located in the municipality of Castro Marim and part of the Sapal Nature Reserve.
This old and traditional farm in the Algarve has 12 hectares of Mediterranean organic orchards and recovers the traditional Algarve culture of agricultural production and provides visitors with recovered traditional accommodation, experiences of participation in the natural manufacture of certified organic products as well as communion with the local fauna and flora.
The self-catering units have private patios and fireplaces. Guests can enjoy bird watching in the Castro Marim Nature Reserve, stroll along paths of aromatic herbs, or in the summer cool off in the outdoor pool.
Casa Vale Da Lama Eco Resort is a 43-hectare property located in the central area of Quinta do Vale da Lama which is a 15-minute drive from Lagos and about 30 minutes from Meia-Praia.
Casa Vale Da Lama is a passive solar energy house, where the temperature is controlled without any use of electricity, only with sunlight and firewood. Staying here is an ethical choice. Its ecological concept mixes with all life on the farm that surrounds it. The guest can engage in various activities during their stay, and experience a way of life with reduced impact on the environment.
The rooms and common areas are cozy and simple, with spaces for indoor and outdoor activities, outdoor salt water pool, aromatic herb garden and delicious organic food from Cozinha and Loja da Quinta and its processed products, jams and other delicacies.