Early Summer Escape

Stay 4 nights /  pay 3
Stay 7 nights / pay 5

Anyone who has ever experienced the Eastern Algarve knows what we are talking about. There are unspoiled beaches, with more seabirds than people, that stretch on for miles; charming villages where the locals are out fishing for octopus rather than touting banana boat rides. Not to forget the warm-hearted people, an enchanting cuisine, noble cultural cities and truly unique nature parks whose beauty takes your breath away.

Shouldn’t be each trip a rare, once-in-a-lifetime experience, where we savour each moment and try to slow down time?

Enjoy  the Sotavento in Early Spring!  Ain`t life Grand?

Salt Journey & Gastro Tasting

Flor de Sal – truly natural salt flakes. The cream of the crop, Flor de Sal is the thin, glistening layer of flaky crystals that forms at the surface of the traditional saltpans in southern Portugal’s Ria Formosa and Castro Marim nature reserves.

When visiting the salt pans of Castro Marim, you will meet Jorge, a really amazing and authentic host.  He not only tells you everything about the Flor de Sal production and let you harvest the salt by yourself, but also invites you for a salt tasting with typical local products.

Your taste buds will have a lot to work with, that’s promised. An amazing experience!

Visit an Oyster Farm

Visit an oyster farm on the breathtaking beautiful island of Culatra. Transfer is by boat taxie from Olhao directly to the oyster farm. You will be welcomed personally by the president of the island Silvia, and you will learn a lot about the island life, the locals, and of course, about oysters. Get to know all about this magnificent mollusc, the process of breeding, collecting and exporting to the finest markets around the world. The oysters will be tasted on the spot.

PS: Around 85% of Portugal’s clams and oysters are fished among the four low Ria Formosa islands of Farol, Armona, Deserta and Culatra — the latter of which is home to many resident fishermen, who will generously invite you to relax amidst a mountain of fresh shellfish and a glass of cold Portuguese white wine.