Comporta: Get there, even if you have to go by armchair


Comporta: Get there, even if you have to go by armchair

Plenty of eco-friendly reasons to visit beach-chic Quinta da Comporta, a luxury resort south of Lisbon

Mila Crewe-Brown

Portugal’s rise as a hot travel destination continues, especially given its accessibility and affordability for us South Africans. Laid-back, beach-chic Comporta south of Lisbon is home to little-known Quinta da Comporta (

The eco-luxe hotel, set within the reserve of the same name, has 73 suites and rooms with an understated and authentic feel that mirrors the region’s atmosphere. It was designed by Miguel Câncio Martins (, who masterminded the design of “a little establishment in Paris” called Buddha Bar.

Portugal has a rich handcraft heritage and Câncio Martins has used celebrated local artisans, like Patrick Michel and Bela Silva, for the hotel’s furniture, floor designs, sculptures, tiling and more...

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