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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 choosing the hotel and offering any help with airport transfers…

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 markets, experimental food… London has it all. One of our…

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. The other three are Trancoso, the only one that is…

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 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

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

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

Our Top-9 Luxury hotels

We all love luxury. Being the pleasure of driving a nice and fancy car or the delight of enjoying a Ladurée macaron on the Champs Élysées, we all like and deserve to treat ourselves sometimes. Well, we thought about you! In our selection, we…

May 3, 2017