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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 to destinations that offer perfect conditions for observing starry night…

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 these luscious green islands in the middle of the Atlantic…

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 post we present you the best portuguese villas worth visting…

February 5, 2019
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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 region to the fullest and the Portuguese culture at its…

November 17, 2017
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Secretplaces Summer Photo Contest

WIN a 300 euros voucher! How to participate? It’s really easy! You have until the 15th of September to:   Take a picture of your holidays. Upload it by tagging us with the hashtag #secretplaces_hotels on Instagram and Facebook OR send it to us…

August 4, 2017

Flight companion – doing something good on your holiday

Have you ever flown with an animal? Or even with an animal that wasn’t yours? For giving it a chance for a better life? You never heard about this possibility? Then, you should definitely keep reading! I saw this accompanying an animal thing by…

July 19, 2017

Carnival in Morocco – The Gnaoua Festival 2017

Morocco is en vogue again. And we surely understand why! African influences, endless beautiful landscapes and the sea with its many sport activities… The country is full of surprises for its visitors. And this year, experience the cultural diversity of the country at the…

June 21, 2017

Europe´ s 10 most beautiful secret beaches

On your next trip to Europe, don’t forget to scope out some of the world’s best beaches. There’s certainly no shortage of beautiful beaches on the continent, but some are simply more beautiful than others. Not sure where to start? Read on to find…

May 18, 2017