Moinho das Marés is a charming hotel set in a former tidal mill controlling the wetlands and salt flats on the edge of the village of Fuzeta (or Fuseta) in the Algarve's Rio Formosa Natural Park. Wild and uninhabited beaches can be reached by ferry or watertaxi, a 10/15-minute walk from the hotel. Moinho das Marés has only 5 rooms decorated in a minimalist traditional Algarvian style, all with air conditioning, floor heating, a satellite flat-screen TV, a minifridge (free bottled water) and a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms have a private terrace or patio and most overlook the wetlands. There is an all-day restaurant/lounge with terrace serving snacks and tapas and cocktails from late afternoon into the evening. Breakfast is available in the mornings.
Your hosts: Margarida & Jens
• 5 rooms
• Hotel opened: June 2016
• Unique: Private access to the marshes and salt pans with a flamingos population.