Pousadas are something very special. They are small hotels in Portugal and countries that are closely linked to Portugal, such as Brazil and the Azores. They are located in historic houses. Some pousadas are in historic castles, palaces and monasteries. Many of them have even been listed as historic monuments. The hotels belong to the Portuguese Pestana Group. The historic magnificent buildings with traditional elements are located in Portugal's most beautiful landscapes, e.g. on the Algarve, in Lisbon, Tavira or Porto. The first-class accommodation places great emphasis on individuality and personal charm. The furnishings of the Pousada Hotels captivate with elegance. Luxury meets great attention to detail. Traditionally, there are only a few rooms in Pousada Hotels, so each guest is guaranteed personal attention. Pousadas in Portugal combine history, culture and tradition with relaxation and hospitality.
Pousadas originated in Portugal and are different from a traditional hotel. It's no wonder that many holidaymakers instantly associate the historic houses and charming little rooms with a trip to the country. Authentic and classic, individual and simply beautiful - this is the best way to describe the special nature and uniqueness of Portuguese pousadas. Holidaymakers enjoy first-class facilities and service that is personal and warm. Sights such as the famous bridge "Ponte 25 de Abril" in Lisbon, the Palácio da Galeria in Tavira or the beautiful harbour of Porto invite you on a discovery tour through Portugal. Getting to know the country and its people, discovering new cultures and traditions, trying out the excellent cuisine with a wine from the region and, on top of that, staying in a pousada in an authentic way - what could be better?
Spending a summer holiday in the Algarve is on most people's wish list. You can understand this only too well with the dreamlike pictures: Golden sandy beaches, clear sea water with a play of colours from bright turquoise and deep blue as well as small quiet bays and stone caves like the Benagil Cave make the southern region in Portugal an absolute dream destination for beach holidaymakers. In a beautiful pousada, you can relax, enjoy the warmth of your hosts and simply get away from it all in the Algarve's most beautiful spots. Beaches such as Praia do Burgau, Arrifana Beach and Alvor Beach are particularly popular and invite you to sunbathe on Portugal's beautiful coast. You see families with children just as often as enthusiastic surfers and beach volleyball players or couples enjoying their holiday as a couple. In the evening, a visit to the port city of Faro is worthwhile. Visitors can expect a historic old town and many nice restaurants and cafés right on the waterfront to end the day perfectly.