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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 is a bit more known, at least in Brazil. The…

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 island of São Jorge of the Azores should be your…

August 6, 2019
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Lakes… France ´s best secret summer destination.

Despite its enormous variety of natural beauty, we perhaps don’t usually associate the summer in France with lakes. When travelling to the famous golden Cote d´Azur, to the Atlantic Coast of southern France, or to the beautiful Bretagne, travellers often ignore the existence of…

June 25, 2019
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Lisbon in June – party in all the streets

Coloured garlands and lanterns hang across the narrow alleys of Lisbon’s historic quarters. The scent of charcoal grills, sardines and sweet basil mixes in the air and the melancholic sound of Fado playing can be heard everywhere. Everybody seems exhilarated and the good mood…

June 7, 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 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