More and more visitors to Portugal are seeking environmentally friendly places to stay while traveling in this hidden gem of Europe. And more and more guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels are jumping on the bandwagon to offer “green” services to guests. Recently the first certified bio-hotel was opened in Portugal. The Hotel Lusitana is located in north central Portugal in the lovely city of Guarda www.hotellusitanaparque.com. This area is a bit off the beaten tourist track but truely worth exploring while touring Portugal.
Travelers desiring to tread lightly are also seeking charming, unique and “green” B&Bs that are usuallyoffer a much more rewarding experience thanlarge mass tourism hotels.
A beautiful small hotel is the Monte da Xica www.montedaxica.com. In a Nautre preserve in coastal Alentejo it is a wonderful place to retreat to. Beautiful beaches, glorious countryside, great rooms,and friendly hosts dedicated to sustainablilty.
Colina Flora www.colinaflora.com is a small, yet lovely “green” guesthouse peacefully located in the heart of the Beautiful Sintra Natural Park, with ocean views and only 3 km from amazing Adrag Beach it is a delight refuge and yet centrally located. The hosts are enthusiastic about organic agriculture, Food For Life meals, and supporting locally grown/produced products.