Comporta, just an hour south of Lisbon, is situated on the Atlantic coast with infinite dunes and sandy beaches. Pine forests and rice fields surround the idyllic town, a perfect setting to disconnect from the world. The new five stars resort, Quinta da Comporta, is located at the heart of the village and was designed by the Portuguese architect Miguel Câncio Martins and French interior designer Jacques Grange.
What we love is how the property embraces the history of Comporta as a rice-producing region. The hotel is an old rice farm; its restored rice barns and farmhouses now house the rooms, spa, and restaurant. The central patio connecting all amenities is the old rice working floor and remains intact. The designers opted for a laidback, boho-chic vibe throughout the resort, which adds to the immediate sense of relaxation. The rooms and public spaces feel authentic and understated while showcasing celebrated local artisans throughout the furniture, sculptures, and tile patterns. The use of materials like stone, sisal, wood, and rattan beautifully plays with layers of textures.
Aside from preserving local heritage, Quinta da Comporta also identifies as an eco-resort. A lot of the construction materials are on-site recycled materials, produce is sourced from the on-site organic vegetable garden, wastewater is filtered and reused for gardening, and solar panels serve as water heaters.