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Viajar e Gastronomia local

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Some places are just worth a trip, be it for magnificent landscapes, superb local cuisine or just for their peace of mind they transmit. This is collection of our favourite ones. You are welcome to send us locations and activities that you think should be part of this section.

Good local cuisine

Discovering and enjoying traditional local food is very rewarding. This collection about local specialities and where to find them is put together by Secretplaces and our member hotels.

Tesouros Escondidos

Não existem muitos tesouros por descobrir, mas até alguns que são do conhecimentos das pessoas locais não são do conhecimento dos viajantes. Aqui irá encontrar alguns dos locais que valerão a pena visitar ou fazer um desvio por lá.

Best beaches

Although tourism seems to have crawled into the last unspoilt landscapes, there are still some unbelievably beautiful beaches to be discovered. take a look.

Natural parks and landscapes

Natural parks and landscapes

Our favourite farmers markets

Our favourite farmers markets

Romantic villages and towns

Romantic villages and towns

Sports and activities

Sports and activities

Wine countries

Wine countries

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The natural parks of Spain

The natural parks of Spain

Spain is extremely rich in National Parks. They reflect the country’s widely different regions in terms of nature, culture and way of life. Plea...

Percebes – a dangerous delicacy

Percebes – a dangerous delicacy

Percebes – a dangerous delicacy

This seafood is probably one of the best kept gourmet secrets and an exclusive delicacy only found on the ro...

Local friend in Sintra

Local friend in Sintra

Fall in love with Sintra
 
Difficulties planning your visit to wonderful Sintra? Don't want to get lost or waste ...
Amazing itineraries from Hacienda El Santiscal

Amazing itineraries from Hacienda El Santiscal

The wine route (20 km) The route starts at the famous city Jerez de la Frontera, where you can admire not only those of Bodegas Domecq, Gonzalez...

Great Travel, Great Cuisine

Great Travel, Great Cuisine

If travel be the food of love, eat on.

Ok, we’re paraphrasing Shakespeare a bit here, but two of the great pleasures in life must surely be ...

Paradise Surf

Paradise Surf

Portugal is serious surf country; it’s location by the Atlantic's edge and some 900 km of coastline, sandy beaches and coves making it an open p...

Top tips for 2012 - Portugal

Top tips for 2012 - Portugal

Hotels to look out for in 2012

We’ve been going for some 11 years and have seen some weird, way out and wonderful (plus not so wonderful) pl...

My kind of town  - Lisbon

My kind of town - Lisbon

This most picturesque of cities discovered the world yet somehow remains deliciously undiscovered itself. Explore the rich variety of lisbons quart...

More than just a beer!

More than just a beer!

Anyone who has visited Portugal will most likely have come across the country's favourite beer called Sagres, perhaps they might have even tried...

Florence oh Florence

Florence oh Florence

Planning a trip to Florence and still searching for that truly amazing hotel? This isn’t as easy as it sounds in a city that is as popular as it...

Magical Umbria

Magical Umbria

Locanda del Gallo

The morning sun is shining and as the mist slowly clears it begins to reveal a never ending roll of hills, stone coloured ...

That's my Beach!

That's my Beach!

Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort

You can tell a lot about a country by just their stock phrases. One of the most common in Brazil is “É Minha Praia”...

Hidden Huelva

Hidden Huelva

Molino Rio Alájar
Not even an hour has passed after leaving Seville but as we turn off the main road another enchanted world comes into view. ...

Forte São João da Barra

Forte São João da Barra

São João da Barra
Having just left Tavira and still somewhat shell-shocked by the not exactly “chic” apartment blocks by the roadside, we sudd...

San Giovanni D’Asso

San Giovanni D’Asso

Locanda del Castello
Tuscany may be renowned for its stunning landscapes, cuisine and architecture, but it still holds little secrets even to ...

Madada Mogador - Essaouira

Madada Mogador - Essaouira

Madada Mogador
As we wonder along the whitewashed houses, quiet squares, art galleries and beautiful long beaches, it becomes achingly apparen...

Secretplaces

Secretplaces é um guia independente de hóteis com alguns dos melhores hóteis e pousadas de charme, independentemente do seu preço. Ao longo dos anos, visitámos mais de 3.000 alojamentos, sendo que apenas alguns integraram esta bela colecção.