52 Places to Go in 2017
Once again this delightful, yet relatively unknown paradise which is located between the Atlantic Coast and the Sado Estuary and River at only one hour south of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and the main International Airport has hit the headlines again featuring in the New York Times article on the 52 Places to Go in 2017.
Comporta has been referred to as the anti-Algarve and a protected nature reserve and former fisherman’s village in the Alentejo region in western Portugal. The article goes on to say that Comporta has been deliberately underdeveloped and is teaming with European A-Listers, which seems to be a nice way of saying that many of the educated elite have decided to make this area their new destination for second homes and laid back vacations.
The NYT goes on to say that this year there is only one major hotel, Sublime, however we would also suggest that for different styles and budgets you visit the Comporta Hotels website, which offers the tourist and traveller alike a plethora of choices.
Should you prefer to stay in a typical beach villa or within your own country estate then we recommend that you visit one of the many websites which offers private homes direct from their owners with weekly prices ranging between €1,200 and €20,000.
Finally, they make reference to Aman Resorts which broke ground here a couple of years ago within the pine forest behind Praia do Pego Beach, a development which unfortunately fell through but eagerly anticipate the new but currently unknown group that will replace them, hopefully in the not too distant future.
We think the coup-d’etat for Comporta in this article is that the area has been recommended with the likes of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Madagascar, Atacama Desert in Chile, Agra in India and the Maldives just to name a few.
We’ll be updating you with news and information next week, so please remember to visit us again shortly and don’t forget to tell your friends.