Hotels in Cabo Da Roca, Portugal

by Joanne Thomas
The Royal Palace in Sintra, a town near the Cabo Da Roca landmark.

The Royal Palace in Sintra, a town near the Cabo Da Roca landmark.

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Cabo Da Roca is the westernmost point of Portugal and mainland Europe, marked by spectacular 320-foot sea cliffs flanked by beaches, dunes, wooded mountains and valleys dotted with small villages and the ancient town of Sintra. The surrounding region, known for its outstanding natural beauty, is protected as both Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it an enticing tourist destination. Visitors have a handful of lodging options in the villages and countryside around Cabo Da Roca.

Quinta do Rio Touro

Quinta do Rio Touro is a bed and breakfast on a working organic farm near Cabo Da Roca, an ideal spot for visitors seeking a quiet retreat in the countryside. Guests can participate in the daily farm work if they wish, and are welcome to pick fruits from the orchards to enjoy. Accommodation options consist of three suites in the Main House and two suites in the separate Guest House. The entire Guest House is also available as one unit. Some of the suites offer a hot tub, private balcony and ocean views. The facilities of the Main House, which is adorned with antiques from all over the world, include a living room with a fireplace, a swimming pool, sauna and exercise room.

Convento de Sao Saturnino

Convento de Sao Saturnino sits in a valley to the south of Cabo Da Roca, a stunning location where the mountains, marked by springs, rivers and waterfalls, meet the ocean. The property consists of Mediterranean-style buildings surrounded by gardens and wildlife-rich woodlands. It includes a reconstructed historic convent with six guest rooms and a separate annex housing three suites. All the rooms and suites are distinctive in design, featuring exposed beams, romantic canopied beds, antique furnishings and original artwork. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool was constructed on the ruins of a centuries-old resevoir and offers views along the valley to the ocean.

Village Praia Grande

Village Praia Grande is a family-owned apartment hotel in a serene spot within a wooded area just outside the ancient town of Sintra. The hotel features four budget-friendly dormitories and 15 apartments with one, two or three bedrooms and a full kitchen. The apartments are bright and unfussy in style; some have vaulted ceilings and seaside-inspired decor; some open onto an expansive lawn area. The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar and restaurant with a wood-burning stove and a pool table. For children, there is a mechanical bull ride and a playground with a ropes course.

Casa Buglione

Casa Buglione is located in the small village of Azoia, which is less than a mile from Cabo Da Roca. It offers three guest rooms, a covered swimming pool and several common areas including a living room with a fireplace and a conservatory with ocean views. The house welcomes up to eight guests, or you can choose to rent the entire property and have exclusive use of its facilities. The Red Room faces the pool and offers a private sun terrace; the Blue Room features a fireplace and views of both the ocean and village; and the Green Room has a small private patio. They are each decorated with their signature color accents and brightly patterned fabrics. A refrigerator in each guest room comes stocked with breakfast items including cereals, fruit, juices, breads and jam. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

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