The DNA: Heavy with the scent of eucalyptus and with sweeping views over rolling hills – and at night, vast starry skies – the charming Paraíso Escondido (Hidden Paradise) hotel makes the most of its location in the unspoilt Costa Vicentina national park, with treetop bungalows and sunny poolside terraces. This boutique hotel eschews country themes in favour of a more contemporary neo-colonial style, and is filled with personal touches: in the main house, family photos hang in the corridors and personal mementos decorate the rooms. The owners started the hotel after corporate careers in cities around the world, and the hotel reflects their cosmopolitan roots, with African and Asian influences dominant in the textiles, objects and furniture. Contemporary and colourful, the space is stylish but in a relaxed way.
Your hosts: Berny, Glenn & Gisela
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 10 rooms & suites (25-36m2) (269-388 sq ft) • bathroom amenities: Elemental Herbology ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • wheelchair accessible • adult-only: children 11 aged and older