• Finest Places to Stay

    Review: Dear Lisbon Palace

    Even before arriving at Dear Lisbon Palace, I already felt welcomed and a sense of the impeccable service that I was yet to receive. Immediately after booking, I received an email thanking me for…

    February 18, 2020
  • A Weekend in London’s Trendiest District: Shoreditch

    Despite the Brexit pandemonium, London was ranked one of the top cities in the world to visit in 2020 and it’s not hard to see why: rich heritage, traditional monarchs, cool city vibe, hipster…

    February 10, 2020
  • South Bahia, Brazil #2: Caraíva

    This is the second of a series of 4 posts about the little paradises we found during our recent trip along the coast of Southern Bahia in Brazil. Caraíva is one of our favourites.…

    January 27, 2020
  • South Bahia, Brazil #1: Trancoso

    This is the first of a series of 4 posts about 4 little paradises we found during our recent trip along the coast of Southern Bahia in Brazil. Trancoso is the only one that…

    December 10, 2019
  • São Jorge – A Journey into a Portuguese Natural Oasis

    If hiking along breathtaking cliffs, surfing world class waves, observing more than 25 whale species or diving between gorges with sharks and dolphins is one of the things on your bucket list, the heavenly…

    August 6, 2019
  • Portugal as a starlight destination

    A little known fact about Portugal is that it is the first location in the world to be awarded a “starlight tourism destination” certification. This particular certification is supported by UNESCO and is awarded…

    April 26, 2019
  • Azores – Secretplaces Guide

    Up until two years ago, you would be forgiven for not knowing much or anything at all about the Azores, a Paradisaical archipelago situated 800 miles from mainland Europe.  Fast forward to 2019 and…

    April 2, 2019
  • Portuguese villas worth visiting in 2019

    At Secretplaces we are always seeking to add new, exciting and stylish accommodation options. Last year we were able to begin working with some very exciting new partners all over Portugal. In this blog…

    February 5, 2019
  • Fascination Destination

    Bea´s Secret Lisbon

    My little paradisiacal secret tips about Lisbon and its surroundings are today still unknown and thus remain far from all the touristic crowds. In this way, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful…

    November 17, 2017