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Our favourite stays in Portugal

Plannig a trip to Portugal? We’ve traveled a lot around this country we can call home for almost 2 years now! This means we also have seen a lot of beautiful B&B’s, hotels, glampings, off-grid campings, tiny houses etcetera. I often get questions about what I can recommend in a certain area of the country. To make it more easy and clear you and me, I made this page so you can scroll trough all our most favourite places we’ve been in Portugal. These are not all the places we visited, but just the ones we loved the most! Let’s explore Portugal!

PS: For some of the places, I will receive a little fee when you book trough my link. This, ofcourse, does not affect the price you pay, but you will help me to be able to keep making content! So thank you a lot if you book via these links!

North Portugal

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Quinta do Farfalho

Quinta do Farfalho is a very nice place to stay if you want to discover the beautiful nature of northern Portugal from a relaxing, beautiful, and affordable base! The beds are super comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and extensive and the place breathes tranquility. The Belgian owners are very nice. There is plenty to do in the area, such as cycling along the river Tâmega, hiking to the castle or in nature or, for example, mountain biking.

Celorico de Basto

Incl. breakfast

standouts: location, breakfast, swimming pool

Central Portugal

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Casa Simplicity

Our favorite in the Silver Coast region. Christel and Thomas make sure you won’t be short of anything! They help you with your plans and make the tastiest, original breakfasts, taking into account your preferences. The ideal base to discover Óbidos, Lagoa de Óbidos, Caldas da Rainha and São Martinho do Porto from. Book directly, mention Saudalicious and receive a 10% discount (or send me an e-mail and I’ll arrange it for you.)

Óbidos (Gracieira), Silvercoast

Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, hospitality, atmosphere, swimming pool, view

10% discount code SAUDALICIOUS

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Mercearia D’Alegria B&B

You will find this gem in the middle of the pleasant coastal town of Peniche, at the Silver Coast. The B&B has an ideal location if you want to get to know this city better and visit the beautiful surf beaches, the island das Berlengas and the other nice places along this beautiful coastline. They rent bicycles so you can cycle along Peniche’s coastline which is amazing! The rooms are nice and clean, and the breakfast is very good. They make sure it all meets your wishes.

Peniche, Silvercoast

Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, location

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Hotel de Charme Casa da Amieira

This beautiful holiday park is a 10-minute drive from our own home. Surrounded by nature and close to the gastronomic capital, Santarém. A nice base to get to know central Portugal and the Serra de Aires e Candeeiros Park better. You can go on endless walks in the area, but you can also visit caves and museums, for example. And back at Amieira you can relax in the Spa and book a massage. We still regularly go for dinner at their restaurant!

Amiais de Cima

Incl. breakfast

standouts: facilities, comfort, restaurant, swimming pool

Petfriendly (Check with hotel for conditions)

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Casa do Valle

This is a great B&B that has it all! The location, the view over Sintra’s castles, a friendly owner, nice rooms, fun activities, a beautiful garden, good breakfast, free parking… Our number 1 for a trip to Sintra. Provided that you have good mobility because of the hills, the center is within walking distance. PS: The shrin-yin yoku workshop is a must to book 🙂


Incl. breakfast

standouts: view, swimming pool, workshops, location

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Villa Epicurea

Close to Sesimbra, in the middle of nature, within walking distance of the beach there is Villa Epicurea. A beautiful pearl in the district of Setúbal to relax and at the same time enjoy the forests, mountains, beaches, dunes, cliffs, and cities in this beautiful region. Villa Epicurea represents a perfect balance between simplicity and comfort. They think for hapiness, it is important to take good care of body and mind. And they convey this to their guests very well (e.g. organic pool, organic breakfast, natural cleaning products, 100% natural bed linen)


Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, view, location, sustainability, swimming pool

Petfriendly (Check with hotel for conditions)

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Casa Idalia

A new, very nice B&B, right in the center of the unique city of Comporta. Lou and Charlie (French/Portuguese) are great hosts. We rented their bikes for a ride between the rice fields, really enjoyed the breakfast with pasteis de natas, home made granola and more, did a beautiful morning run to the beach, enjoyed the pool, and saw a lot of the area, thanks to their tips 🙂


Incl. breakfast

standouts: breakfast, atmosphere, location, swimming pool

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Alfaro ’95

We loved this tiny house in the middle of the Ribatejo! The place was wonderfully quiet and super comfortable. We were very warmly welcomed by Helena who made us a delicious freshly baked cake. Every morning for breakfast, you’ll receive a basket outside the tiny house, with products that you can put together yourself beforehand. The family has a cute cat and a dog who are curious, but super calm and sweet for the guests. There’s also a swimming pool right in front. Places to visit nearby: Serra Montejunto, Santarém, Cartaxo, Alenquer, Escaroupim.


Incl. breakfast

standouts: hospitality, breakfast, calmness, swimming pool

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Quinta do rio alva

Right at the river Alva, between Coimbra and the beautiful natural park Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, you will find Quinta do rio Alva. A beautiful and well-kept place in the middle of nature. The host Sabine is super nice and knows how to turn your vacation into an unforgettable one. You can choose rooms or one of the glamping tents. Enjoy the surroundings, go for a walk or hike, mountainbike or go SUPping on the river (you can even book lessons with Sabine). A perfect place to enjoy this beautiful area of Portugal from.


Incl. breakfast

Standouts: location, hospitality, breakfast, outdoor facilities


South Portugal

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Casa Nook

Recently, this house was a complete ruin. They have renovated the house impressivly beautifully. Secretly we now also dream of buying up a ruin in a beautiful place to transform it into such a beautiful place like this! The stay was great. The atmosphere in the house is great! You share the living room and kitchen with the other guests. There is a nice surfy atmosphere (thanks to the beautiful surfing beaches in the area). The area is breathtaking in terms of nature, including the beaches on this west coast. We fell in love with this area, thanks in part to casa nook. They serve nice breakfast with the possibility of making your own eggs.

Vila do Bispo

Incl. breakfast

standouts: location (nature, beaches, city nearby), atmosphere


Funchal Madeira verblijven

Quinta da Saraiva

A family hotel with beautiful rooms, a great view, swimming pool, jacuzzi and a super nice breakfast. The people are very nice and they have a beautiful garden with animals and a lot of banana trees, from which you can pick and eat! Afterwards we secretly regretted that we had not booked a few more nights. It’s just a 10 min ride to Funchal. Also, Câmara de Lobos itself is a very nice place with lots of nice restaurants and a nice bay. Because we were so happy with the place I got you a discount code in collaboration with the hotel: use SAUDALICIOUS on their website to get €50,- discount for 3 or more nights.

Câmara de Lobos

Incl. breakfast

standouts: view, swimming pool, hospitality, location, atmosphere

Quinta do Rio Alva zwembad

B&B Casa das Proteas

Will you travel around Madeira like we did and do you also want to spend part of your holiday in Madeira in the north of the island? Then this is a great place to stay! Casa das Proteas is close to the city of Santana with the famous Santana houses, and surrounded by beautiful nature with many hiking trails. We had a super warm welcome, a very nice room with balcony and sea view and enjoyed a nice breakfast with homemade jams. And of course don’t forget the swimming pool and the cozy relaxation areas! Teresa, the hostess will help you with anything you want to know about the area and the island.

São Jorge

Incl. breakfast

Standouts: location, hospitality, breakfast, swimming pool, view

Does your place belong on this list?

Do you think your accommodation is missing on the list? And does it fit Saudalicious’ philosophy? (nature, sustainability, healthy, natural, biological etc.) Feel free to contact us, do a proposal or ask for our media kit. We can talk about the possibilities of a collaboration.

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