If you’ve heard whispers about this breezy, beachy haven along Portugal’s Alentejo coast, then prepare to see the best Comporta hotels and villas to book for a laid-back summer holiday this year.
Comporta is a little over an hour by car south of Lisbon, on the Alentejo region’s Atlantic-facing shoreline. It has been growing in popularity for a while, with some very famous fans – Christian Louboutin has been visiting the area for decades now. He chose Melides, 25 minutes from Comporta, as the location for his recently opened debut hotel, Vermelho. Hotel maestro Philippe Starck and Madonna are also Comporta enthusiasts.
With such a loyal A-list following, Comporta needs the hotel scene to match and it has some stellar stays, most of which are of course concentrated around the wide open Atlantic-edge beaches.
Along with its dune-backed beaches, the region is famous for its pine forests, cork trees, rice paddies and varied flora and fauna (the latter includes dolphins, storks and flamingos).
Quinta da Comporta will step in as your beach-house base, or check in to Sublime Comporta, which more than lives up to its name.
There are also lots of villas to hire in the area, perfect for anyone in need of a chic beach house to borrow for the summer. Here are our favourite Comporta hotels and villas for a supremely stylish holiday this year… (Quinta da Comporta © Victor Fitz)