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(my) Autumn Trip By The (charming) Douro Valley - Day 1 & 2

One early autumn afternoon, I get an email from Filipa, mentor from  We Love Small Hotels ...

(my) Autumn Trip By The (charming) Douro Valley - Day 3

#Day 3 - QUINTA DO VALLADO, PESO DA RÉGUA I write this out of my heart. There are places that ...

Some of the best small houses and small boutique hotels to stay in Portugal

Times are changing. Travellers want more real experiences and less materialistic distractions on...

(my) Autumn Trip By The (charming) Douro Valley - Day 5

# Day 5 - 1872 RIVER HOUSE, PORTO It was late in the morning and I arrived at Porto-Campanhã ...

(my) Autumn Trip By The (charming) Douro Valley - Day 4

#Day 4 - VINTAGE HOUSE, PINHÃO We began to be dazzled by the  Vintage House Wine Hotel  long be...

The Ultimate Food Guide to Portugal by We Love Small Hotels

The Portuguese gastronomy is rich in flavour and in ingredients, with a big influence by the...

Best Wine Hotels to participate in the Harvest Season in Portugal

Portugal is a country that from North to South proudly displays its vineyards and steep terrains...

20 travel experiences in Portugal for 2020

The year has just begun, but to inspire you with new ideas we share 20 suggestions of what you can...

What's new this summer in Portugal

Summer is the perfect season to bring new destinations to explore, experiences to live and...

12 unique travel experiences to do in 2021 in Portugal

2020 was a year to gain inspiration. Most of the time closed at home, we travelled by images and...

Best small hotels in the North and Douro

Portugal was born in the North. And arriving in Porto, it feels like taking a step back in time...

The Best Wine Hotels & Wine Experiences in Portugal

The Portuguese wines are part of the Portuguese heritage and have contributed to the birth of wine...

Portugals best small hotels

Portugal’s Best Small Hotels is a curated selection of Portugal’s most authentic, private and int...

The most authentic Foodie Tour in Portugal

Portugal is a country that although being small, has an extensive diversity from North to South and...

10 Best experiences to do in Portugal

Portugal is a country full of true and unforgettable experiences. If you choose this land by the...

The Portuguese Route 66

Portugal is a country known for its mild climate, welcoming people and good gastronomy. By its...

10 things you will not want to miss in Douro

Douro is one of the most beautiful Portuguese regions. Its natural beauty, made up of vineyards...

6 places to visit in the Center of Portugal

One of the most famous natural events in the region -the Nazaré canyon- helped to spread the ...

Portugal’s best places you need to visit in 2018

Portugal is full of hidden treasures. From North to South there are magnificent landscapes to use...

Get outdoors with we love small hotels

Some of you might be avid independent hikers, but some of you prefer to have things nicely...

Food & Wine Tours in Portugal, from North to South.

Autumn is here, beach days aren’t over yet for long walks and the smell of roasted chestnuts soon w...

May 2021 be the year to fulfil your travel desires

In 2021, We Love Small Hotels wishes to help you fulfil the trip that you had planned and did not...

What to eat when exploring Portugal by bicycle

When exploring Portugal by Bicycle, the adventure will never be enough if you will not get a taste...

Family time in Portugal – the best experiences and small hotels

Portugal is full of traditions that become authentic experiences for children and adults. It is a...

World Tourism Day and the pandemic

This year, World Tourism Day brings us a bittersweet flavour. At one hand and because of the...

The charms of the North of Portugal

To discover the North of Portugal, you should ideally start from Oporto, its capital. This city, a...

Where to go in 2016: stroll along the wine region of Douro valley

Where to go in 2016: stroll along the wine region of Douro Valley What makes the wine so...

The must visit UNESCO sites in Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries with the largest number of monuments in the world, classified as...

About portuguese food

Do you know why Portuguese food is so delicious and famous? A country that seems to be...

The complete guide of Museums in Lisbon

Portugal is an alluring country, not only for its strategic coastal position, but also for its...

Jewish Heritage in Portugal

Between the 5th and 15th centuries, the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula, also known as Sephardic...

Rail Trails in Portugal

Beautiful Rail Trails in Portugal The first train ride in Portugal took place in 1856 and made a...

Nature walks around Portugal

Doing some Nature Walks around Portugal is like discovering a country through its essence. Whether...

Scenic cycling in Douro Valley

Nowadays, cycling accounts for some large thousands of sportsmen/women from all over the world, who...

Rivers and mountains family adventures in Portugal

Family vacations for me are a patchwork of memories – there were the many summers that my cousins a...

Portugal is the best country for bike tours

Europe Bicycle Tours… …have attracted enthusiasts not only from Europe but also from different par...

The nature of the Douro Valley

It was dark when I arrived at my destination in Portugal’s Douro Valley . Dark and silent. The d...

Best small hotels for a spring getaway

Best Small Hotels for a Spring Getaway Spring has arrived here in Portugal, making it the perfect...

10 images that will make you fall in love with Portugal

1. You’ll love Portugal for the waves. Portugal is full of waves! If you look at Portugal on the m...

Quarantine means free time to dream about Portugal

By this time, you will have already cancelled or postponed any trip that was coming soon. The...

The exuberant douro harvest

September and October are the best months in the Douro Valley: the light is golden, the vineyards...

The best portuguese Easter foods

Portugal is a country rich in history and heritage and steeped in religious ritual and tradition...

A guide to the best beaches in the Algarve

Technically, it arrives in June. But by early May when the sun starts to shine in earnest, the sun...

Why Portugal is perfect for cycling tours

Portugal is perfect for cycling tours and this is undoubtedly one of the best ways to get to know...

A new approach to travel in Portugal, the sustainable way

As we travel, we come closer to the unique natural habitat and to many cultures that are preserved...

Trust us to plan safely your next curated journey to Portugal

We are living an exceptional time , restricted to minimal travel, not knowing when we will be free...

Cycling in Alentejo Breathtaking Scenery

The inner Alentejo is made up of breathtaking plains. They are green and covered in wild little...

Why we love small hotels

PERSONALIZATION Personalization is paramount in a boutique property and it could be easily added...

Go green on your next travel to Portugal

This week we celebrated Earth Day , a day that serves as a reminder of environmental problems and...

The adventures of cycling in Lisbon

Lisbon is known as the city of the seven hills, with its beautiful viewpoints and outstanding views...

Surfing the waves of Portugal in Peniche

The Portuguese waves extend throughout the extensive national coast with more than 850 kilometres...

Why portuguese food is the next influence in europe

Have you been in Portugal and tried their mouth-watering cuisines and recipes? Portugal doesn’t o...

The top castles in Portugal

Portugal has a luxurious collection of castles, some more imposing than beautiful, but certainly a...

Top 3 food markets in Portugal

The Food markets have always been an attraction to food lovers whilst visiting foreign countries...

Vinho Verde from Portugal

Vinho Verde or Green wine, have you heard of it? Sounds weird and it is not even green, but is one...

Carnaval in Portugal

The Carnaval in Portugal is an annual event that keeps everyone talking. The carnival is fun, you...

Portugal Hiking Trails - Lousã

Lousã Is a medium size town in the center of Portugal, distancing 27 Km from Coimbra. The town is ...

Best portuguese fishing villages

From North to South, our coast is sprinkled with many fishing villages. We present you the best...

Walk in Algarve

Algarve inhabitants boast of having the best weather in the whole country. Mild winters, not too...

A Portuguese Christmas table

The Christmas Holiday Season in Portugal is known as family time for giving and sharing. Also, we...

The must visit cycling paths in Portugal

In the last few years, Portugal has been investing a lot in cycling paths. Currently there is an...

Reasons to fall in love with Alentejo and its traditions

Like all other regions in Portugal, Alentejo is also home to specific customs and traditions. Let...

How portuguese celebrate St. Martins day

Over the centuries, St. Martins Day, in late Autumn, has evolved into a celebration of the harvest...

Best beaches for walking and biking

There are many things we love about Portugal. But one of them stands out from all others: our...

Beautiful winter in Portugal

Winter in Portugal is a delightful season with frequent sunshine up and down the country and...

Delights portuguese pastry

The Portuguese pastry is for itself one of the country ex-libris and we are confident to say one of...

Majestic Douro Walking Tour

Walking is one of the best ways to visit any region. It is not particularly tiring, there is plenty...

Walking in Alentejo coast of Portugal

If you like walking, white sand, a (mildly) wild ocean, strong breezes and much silence, then you...

Rustic Villages in central Portugal

Central Portugal is home to a group of schist villages which are a delight for all those who love...

Alentejo gastronomy

The Alentejo has always been one of the regions of Portugal whose gastronomic tradition has always...

Hotels & Homes

Hotel Quinta da Pacheca

"Life is good, but wine is better" - Fernando Pessoa

Quinta do Vallado Wine Hotel

"A legendary farm in the heart of Douro region combining the most distinguished nectars with the...

Solar Egas Moniz

"This manor house is not a mere rental accommodation or a family run guest house, it is not mere...

1872 River House

"A lovely destination at Ribeira do Porto, with the Douro River as its background"

Morgadio da Calçada

"An enchanting location with the Douro River as its background"

Moinho do Maneio

"With a mill in the background, an inspiring corner in the heart of Serra da Malcata"

Santiago Hotel Cooking & Nature

The decoration and flavours of the Alentejo united in one place.

Hotel Sublime Comporta

"An authentic retreat that rests in a magical place like Comporta. An immersive cultural experience...

Madre de Água Hotel Rural

"A charming destination in the heart of Serra da Estrela and a gateway to explore the most...

Praia Verde Boutique Hotel

"In a quiet 10 minute walk, between a creek and stone pine trees, we reach the beautiful Praia...

Palácio da Lousã

"A charming palace in the centre of the historical village of Lousã, full of details from bygone ...

Hotel Mercearia d'Alegria Boutique Bed & Breakfast

"Sleep in a place that once was a 1936 grocery store and have an experience marked by the sea and...

Sapientia Boutique Hotel

"A contemporary hotel that respects what was left behind by the past"

Herdade dos Castelejos

Herdade dos Castelejos is located in the picturesque village of Monte Guerreiro, in a unique...

Quinta do Marvão

"Quinta do Marvão is a little retreat in the heart of Serra de São Mamede, where nature and t...

Quinta das Lavandas

Quinta das Lavandas is a small farm hotel based on sustainable principles and with a soft scent of...

Fazenda Nova Country House

“A true haven in the rural heart of the Eastern Algarve.”

Herdade Monte do Sol

The sea as a backdrop and the forest as a surrounding environment

Casa do Zé Sapateiro

"An authentic and genuine experience in a historical house and in a schist village"

Hotel Surfers Lodge Peniche

"A space beyond words and beyond the classic accommodation. Your Lodge in Peniche. So just have...

White Exclusive Suites & Villas

Discover a paradise in the Azores inspired in Greece

Herdade do Touril

"The lovely Herdade do Touril, in the Alentejo Coast invites you to enjoy your stay among nature...

Hotel Vale do Gaio

"Awake your senses by engaging in the sounds of nature and a wonderful sunset"

Luz Houses

"With eyes on the future and addressing the past, in a body and soul experience!"

Imani Country House

A country house in the Alentejo, with centennial gardens and cedar woods

Herdade da Corte

"Herdade da Corte, an appeal to laziness…"

Quinta do Chocalhinho

"A true “Quinta Alentejana“ in a real family environment"

Casas do Moinho

"This touristic village in the heart of Odeceixe, offers the best of the Algarve with a taste of...

Hotel Casa Mãe

"In the heart of Lagos, between its walls, there is a place filled with tradition and modernity."

Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

Get in touch with Nature and embrace the comfort of this hotel.

Herdade da Sanguinheira

A paradise in the heart of Alentejo

Cerdeira Village

In this village it is said that time does not fly

Quinta do Rapozinho

"In Minho, where you truly rest"

Armazém Luxury Housing

The warehouse where emotions are gathered

Herdade Água d'Alte

"In the heart of Central Alentejo, a Country-Chic refuge where you can hear the silence"

Herdade da Matinha

"A timeless place on Costa Vicentina that invites you to a memorable experience through its nooks...

Casa do Rio

Between the vineyards and the beautiful river Douro!

The Vintage House Douro

“A charming hotel on the margins of Douro river”

Casa do Governador

"A charming rustic refuge just a few steps from Évora"

Aldeia da Pedralva

"An old-school village with a very relaxing flair"

Vale do Ninho Nature Houses

The balance between rustic and modern in a 19th-century house

Craveiral Farmhouse

A "village" between the countryside and the sea

Torre de Palma Wine Hotel

"A romantic boutique hotel with a timeless and classical refinement"

Cerca Design House

Between the quiet of the mountains

São Lourenço do Barrocal

The charm of the Alentejo, between Monsaraz and Alqueva

Sintra Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of Sintra, feel the romance of this charming village

Quinta de Ventozelo - Douro

Located on the banks of the Douro River, it's one of the most beautiful farms in the region

Noah Surf House

Dazzle with beautiful beaches and the views to the Atlantic

Senhora da Rosa Tradition & Nature

Unrivaled tranquility, imbued in nature

Monte do Serrado de Baixo

In the middle of the most authentic Alentejo

Mo House Porto

In the centre of Porto, with the wonderful river Douro as background

Quinta Vale da Roca

Between the forest and the Ocean, a place to feel calmness

Quinta da Cabrita - Country Houses

Feel at home overlooking the Ribatejo countryside on a secular farm!

Quinta da Dourada

"Where the silence makes time stand still"

Casa Modesta

The Algarve of the olds days in a contemporary setting

Rio do Prado

Rio do Prado, the perfect symbiosis between sustainability and simple luxury

Furnas Boutique Hotel

Get involved in the incredible nature of the Azores and discover this pearl of the Atlantic

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel

Romantic and exclusive, unique emotions!

Casa Valxisto - Country House

A nature retreat in an authentic country house

Residentas Áurea

The luxury of living an unforgettable city center experience

Areias do Seixo

A national landmark in charm, uniqueness and sustainability

Villa Epicurea

The stunning ocean views indulged on an Epicurean approach

Santiago de Alfama

In the typical neighbourhood of Alfama, feel the charm of old Lisbon

Mountain Whisper

The tranquillity on the hillside of Serra da Lousã

A Bela Aurora Guesthouse

A house where you feel at home

Morgado do Quintão

Country life in the Algarve

1908 Lisboa Hotel

Breathe the history of Lisbon

Browns Boutique Hotel

“A hotel full of caracter in Lisbon’s downtown”

Pateo dos Solares Charm Hotel

“A romantic boutique hotel with a timeless and classical refinement”.

Monte do Álamo

Between the countryside and the ocean

Farmhouse of the Palms

The authentic Algarve soul & essence

Monverde Hotel

Wrap your senses in the vineyard and wine

Casa da Cisterna

A hidden gem house within the castle walls

Tipografia do conto - Porto

A symbiosis between history, culture and the city of Porto

Casa do Arco Douro Exclusive

Above and beyond simplicity in the Douro region

Casas do Côro

Sleep in the historic village of Marialva, between Douro and Serra da Gardunha

Torel Avantgarde

“A boutique hotel in Porto’s city center with an art experience and the Douro River as background”

Herdade do Ananás

A true tribute to the Azores

Infante Sagres Hotel

Charm and luxury in the city of Porto

Vila Monte Farm House

“A reinterpretation of the Algarve lifestyle, with the perfect integration of its emblematic e...

Escarpa - The Madeira Hideaway

Traditional Madeira lifestyle with a touch of luxury

Cocorico Luxury Guesthouse

A love story between France and Portugal

Pedras Salgadas - Spa & Nature Park

What else than a treehouse?

Avenida Boutique Hotel

A charming hotel in the historic centre of Viseu

Monte da Bemposta

The perfect symbiosis between countryside and sea

Quintãs Farm Houses

A perfect nature getaway Farmouse

Sensi Azores Nature & SPA

Azores - untouched, authentic and natural

Chão do Rio

A true connection with mother nature

Convento da Sertã Hotel

Stay in a former convent that today is a boutique hotel!

Monte do Giestal - Casas de Campo & SPA

On a Country side flair with enchanted tales…

Villa Pedra Natural Houses

Live and be part of an authentic reconstructed village

The Lumiares Hotel & SPA Lisbon

A stylish address right at the city centre


Surf and discover Costa Vicentina

"Let your journey be driven, wave after wave."

Scenic Routes in Douro

"The most beautiful roads in Portugal - by the wine region of Douro."

The Most Authentic Foodie Tour in Portugal

Dazzle with authentic Portuguese gastronomy!

Historical Villages Walk Tour

"The centre of Portugal is synonym for small and typical villages fulfilled with authenticity and...

The Portuguese Route 66 | Rota Nacional 2

Cross entire Portugal in one of the longest roads in the world!

Portugal Wine Tour in 9 days

“Wine is bottled poetry” – Robert Stevenson

The charming Douro Valley Walk Tour

"Douro’s beauty is the result of the perfect harmony between the natural surroundings and men i...

The wonders of the inland Alentejo Bike Tour

From the Alentejo Wine Land to the Alqueva Lake, discover one of the most authentic regions in...

Family getaway in Douro and North Portugal

“Family, where life begins & love never ends…”

Scenic Routes in Alentejo

"Portugal’s Most Scenic Routes - Driving along southwest Portugal’s coast."

Discover the Portuguese gastronomy from North to South with “The Art of Tasting Portugal”

In 2 Weeks, discover the unique flavours of Portugal, from North to South

Surf the Sagres Wave

"Go with the tide..."

Surfing Days in Matosinhos

"Come witness what has always been our country’s faith: the Sea!"

Nature & Food Lovers Azores

Pure nature and delicious food, discover why the Azores Islands are so special

Sintra Walk Day Tour

"Sintra is a magical village and a Unesco World Heritage Site."

Coastal Alentejo & Rota Vicentina Walk Tour

"The Portuguese southwest coast is one of the most well-kept coastal areas of Portugal and for the...

The charming Douro Valley Bike Tour

"The beauty of the Douro landscape."

Surf Peniche and the Atlantic

"Tune your wave and surf it, enjoying to the maximum, with us!"

A love affair in Douro

“What we all need in life is love, love, love…love is all we need!”

Food & Wine Tour in Douro & North of Portugal

"The best way to know a country is by learning about its gastronomy. You will love Portugal at...

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago

Be inspired by the historical Portuguese Camino de Santiago

An Eco Tour of Portugal

Enjoy the very best of Portugal on a sustainable approach

Off the beaten track Algarve Walk Tour

"The Algarve is a mixture between mountain and sea, green and blue, historical and contemporary."

Azores Walk Tour

“Untouched with beautiful landscapes, meet the Azores Islands through its pure nature”

The Jewish Heritage in Portugal

Discover the Jewish heritage in the charming cities and villages of Portugal!

Coastal Alentejo & Rota Vicentina Biking Tour

The smooth waving of the Atlantic waters, the slopes and hills that protect hidden beaches, with...

The 7 Schist Villages Walking Tour

“Discover the beautiful schist villages, a proud heritage from Portugal”

Food Lovers in Algarve

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”  – Ruth Reichl

The Wonders of the Inland Alentejo Walk Tour

Medieval villages, mountains, culture and tradition, these are the charms of Alentejo Interior.

Unesco Patrimony Tour in the North and Douro Valley

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Tâmega Rail Trail - Bike Tour

Pedal next to the river Tâmega and be dazzled by the diversity of the landscape along the way

A Love letter to Lisbon by the portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa

A love letter to Lisbon by the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa

Family Getaway in Alentejo

"Family moments today, will be precious memories tomorrow".

A love affair in Alentejo

“What we all need in life is love, love, love…love is all we need!”

Running in Douro Valley

Feel good running in the Douro region

Running alongside Douro River, in Porto

Run in Porto and get the best of the city

Yoga & Meditation Retreat - Fátima

"Find a place of quietness and serenity. Find yourself!"

Hike in the Douro Valley Wine Region

Discover the authenticity of Douro Valley like a local

Walking in Paiva Walkaways

Stairways and suspended bridges, in a lush green scenario

Douro Panoramic Tour with Boat Trip & Wine Tasting

Explore the Douro River and the vineyards where some of the world’s best wines are produced

Food & Wine Tour in Alentejo Wine Land

"Food makes you happy, wine makes you happier"

Lima Rail Trail - Bike Tour

Discover the charming village of Ponte de Lima by bike

Day Tour - Foodie Lisbon

The best way to discover the city, bite by bite

Peniche Waves - Surf Tour

Catch some waves and connect yourself  to the sea

Unesco Patrimony Tour in the Alentejo and Lisbon

“Maintaining one’s culture, values and traditions is beyond price.” – Getano Lui

Sintra Fairy Tale Day Tour

Explore the wine culture of  the fairytale village of Sintra

Walking Mentorship Southwest Coast Portugal

Walk and create new perspectives about your life

Douro Tunnel Route - Walk Tour

Walk along the old historic Douro railway line that crossed between Porto and Paris.

Heritage Food tour in Lisbon, Alentejo & Algarve with “The Art of Tasting Portugal”

Heritage Food tour in Lisbon, Alentejo & Algarve

Heritage Food Tour in Porto & Douro with “The Art of Tasting Portugal”

Heritage Food tour in Porto & Douro

Sintra Bike Day Tour

"Sintra is a magical village and a Unesco World Heritage Site."

Hike & Cook in Alentejo

Walk through heritage and nature together with a cooking workshop in Alentejo

Running in Lagos, Algarve

Run along some of the best beaches in Portugal

Seven Lagoons Hike in Peneda Geres Park

One of the most beautiful Natural Parks in Portugal

Lisbon for Food Lovers

“I get way too much happiness from good food.” – Elizabeth Olsen

Running in Lisboa

Discover the historic Lisbon city while running

Family Adventure in Alentejo

Unforgettable family moments in Alentejo

Sintra and Lisbon Walk Tour

“Meet both the cosmopolite and the historical side of Lisbon”

The charms of coastal Setúbal and its wine Day Tour

The charms of Setubal bay and its wines

Heritage Food Tour in Lisbon & Surroundings with “The Art of Tasting Portugal”

Heritage Food Tour in Lisbon & Surroundings

Costa Vicentina Algarve Walk Tour

The best of Costa Vicentina and wild Algarve

Wine Experience in Lagoa, Algarve

Share the passion for food & wine in Algarve

Walk, Bike and Surf

We Love Small Hotels - Tours

Walking Mentorship Half Day

Walk and create new perspectives about your life