Areias do Seixo is a stunning eco-friendly hotel along Portugal’s Costa de Prata.
This luxurious yet relaxed boutique hotel is a nature lover’s haven set on a sprawling property with breathtaking views of the Atlantic. With romantic guest rooms perfect for couples and separate villas and townhouses ideal for families or groups, Areias do Seixo is a special getaway not to be missed.
Located in the small seaside town of Santa Cruz, about 30 minutes north of Ericeira and an hour’s drive from Lisbon, this stretch of coastline is rich with surf breaks. While Santa Cruz is almost midway between Ericeira (25 km south) and Peniche (35 km north), the area is much quieter than its famous surf hub neighbors, making the waves a lot less crowded.
This region is marked by beautiful high cliffs meeting long wide beaches, most of which have the potential for uncrowded waves depending on the conditions. With consistent year-round surf and plentiful point, reef, and beach breaks, there’s usually something surfable for all abilities of surfers.
Set back on an oceanfront property with only pine trees and dunes between you and the ocean, Areias do Seixo is a magical sanctuary of a hotel that manages to deliver a 5-star experience in a breezy way. The owners and staff take great care to make guests feel at home and seamlessly infuse soul throughout the hotel and experience.
The 14 unique guest rooms are a mix of textures, styles, and materials that come together to create a beautiful result. Polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass windows meet the warmth of driftwood, candles, and natural stone. Most rooms come with ocean views, log fireplaces, rainfall showers, generous bathrooms, and private jacuzzi tubs.
In a separate part of the property, there is a combination of 16 townhouses and villas complete with full kitchens, open living spaces, and private pools, ideal for families or groups.
Spend your days surfing and relaxing at the property, take a bike ride around the countryside, or tour the onsite organic garden, before watching the sunset with a complimentary glass of local wine at the nightly campfire or from your own terrace.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway with access to uncrowded waves, or a group trip to explore the treasures of the west coast, Areias do Seixo is an enchanting retreat that inspires guests to break away from the daily grind and focus on the good life.