For a break during a holiday in Lisbon or for a longer stay, the region of Comporta is an idyllic refuge in Portugal.
Between the ocean, sand dunes, pine forests and rice fields as far as the eye can see, one never tires of contemplating the wild nature of this unusual place. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and we take the time to chat in the morning on the café terraces over our “bica-pastel”, our coffee and local custard tart. Later in the day, we have lunch with the sand between our toes and then while away the time on the beach watching the surfers, until the sun goes down.
Where to stay in Comporta: rental of houses in Comporta
The best way to enjoy Comporta and its quiet atmosphere is to live as a local, renting a typical house in the region. Inspired by fishermen’s huts, these “casas da Comporta” are made of weathered timbers with thatched roofs. Very often located in the heart of the countryside, the villas in Comporta which overlook the paddy fields are the most popular because they offer a breathtaking view. When the rice fields are “in water” or covered with young green shoots, you would think you had been transported to Bali.
Alma de Comporta
Alma da Comporta offers cabins and houses typical of Comporta for rent. Located overlooking the rice fields and close to the beaches, they promise a peaceful retreat to paradise. The architecture is based on the style of the region’s fishing huts, and the decoration is simple and warm.
The hosts, Charline & Antoine, will do all they can to make your stay memorable. They will be able to advise you on the region’s activities, the best bars and restaurants. They can also help you organise a gourmet dinner or arrange a massage session at home. For more information, click here.
Casas Na Areia
In Carrasqueira, you will find the “Casas Na Areia” lost in the middle of nature. These four traditional masonry buildings are ideal for living “like Robinson” at the end of the world. The cabins are a pleasant mix of old and new, and the decoration is cosy. The living room has no floor, we walk directly on the sand. A perfect place to disconnect from everyday life. For more information, click here.
You can also search for your dream villa in Comporta with Airbnb. The platform is not short of interesting offers. As with all house rentals in Comporta, remember to book well in advance, as the most beautiful properties are booked months in advance. In general, people book summer lettings in the last quarter of the previous year.
This local agency offers an interesting selection of villas according to the different villages of the Herdade da Comporta (Comporta / Carvalhal / Brejos / Carrasqueira). The houses on offer are well cared-for and meticulously presented and often accompanied by services that make life easier for the occupants. For more information, click here.
Where to stay in Comporta: Comporta’s must-see hotels
Comporta is renowned as a destination where architecture, design and decoration take pride of place. Great architects, such as Jacques Grange, Philippe Starck and Miguel Câncio Martins, have their homes here. They are also involved in the construction of houses and hotels such as the Sublime Comporta or Quinta da Comporta, where nature is always at the heart of the projects.
These two establishments are distinguished by their exceptional architecture:
The Sublime Comporta
The Sublime Comporta is the most famous hotel in the region.
In Muda, in the middle of a pine forest, this hotel is extraordinary in its simplicity, precision and elegance. The decoration is stylish, and the atmosphere is relaxed and warm.
It includes 23 rooms and suites, as well as several villas with 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms, particularly suitable for families.
Raw materials are highlighted, such as wood, cotton, linen and concrete. The rooms are cosy while being open to the natural landscape that surrounds them. The common areas are well maintained.
The main restaurant, Sem Porta, is a must to visit in Comporta. Many activities are offered at the hotel, and the spa looks like a little corner of paradise.
Quinta da Comporta
Quinta da Comporta is very recent, having opened its doors to the public in May 2019. Set opposite the rice fields of the village of Carvalhal, it enjoys an extraordinary view while being close to the beaches of Carvalhal and Pego.
Quinta da Comporta is a sustainable construction project conceived and designed by the famous Portuguese architect Miguel Câncio Martins. Here, he has created a tribute to Comporta’s sublime cultural heritage. The hotel was built with the architect’s love and reflects his attachment to this region.
The seventy-three bedrooms are spacious and tastefully furnished. The suites and villas with swimming pool are cosy havens that can accommodate families. For more information, click here.