I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of agrotourism ever since I went ‘glamping’. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, ‘agrotourism’ is exactly how it sounds- basically tourism that brings visitors to a ranch or farm. I’ve always found it a nice escape from our normal, everyday lives and this boutique hotel, comprised of only 6 rooms, falls nothing short of my imagination. Situated in a small, rural town in the historic, clifftop village of Tavira and Cacela Velha in Portugal. Built in the 1920’s and given as a wedding gift to the owner’s daughter, this hotel was a working farm until 1970. After careful restoration, guests can now enjoy Pensão Agrícola and its grounds along with the plunge pool in this remote fishing town. I especially love the minimalist-style rooms, white-washed with warm wood tones against the cool, slate floors. The aqua talaveras that welcome you in the foyer are an unexpected and authentic contrast to the lobster red, barn door. In fact, this may very well be the most concentrated color in the whole hotel. Perhaps you’d like to take a nap under an olive tree? They have you covered. Bed and all. This looks like a place where you can go and think. Contemplate even; over a large breakfast and fresh-squeezed juices or the catch of the day and some locally-harvested wine. Perhaps even sit down to write a letter. Remember those? Slightly raw, still untouched by mainstream and nestled among history and simplicity.
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