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Praia do Canal Nature Retreat

Back-to-nature bliss on Portugal’s south-west coast

Hidden away in Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Praia do Canal Nature Retreat takes connecting with the outdoors to a whole new level. Gaze out from the outdoor infinity pool to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Soak up the silence. And wait for nightfall, when the stars come out and sparkle brilliantly in the sky.

The sand-coloured buildings blend in with the sun-bleached surroundings. And the rooms, from the snug deluxe options to the show-stopping rooftop suite, all feature artisanal wooden furnishings that add a beautiful natural touch. The Azeitona restaurant continues this sustainable ethos, so you can be sure of tucking into dishes sourced from the local area. When you’re not relaxing on your private terrace, find tranquillity in the Esteva Spa and Health Club, then gather in the softly lit Medronho Bar for a drink.
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With such a varied landscape on your doorstep, it would be hard not to get out and explore. The nature reserve slopes down to the pebbly Praia do Canal beach, where you can swim, surf, paddle board, and even spot rare birds and dolphins. Hikers won’t want to miss the trails that snake along the coastal Rota Vicentina. Inland, the options are endless - from wine tasting to horse riding, and jeep safaris to long, lazy picnics. 

Enjoy your stay!


54 Rooms |  2 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.8 /5

254 reviews

Adventure

Adventure and Activity

Fine

Fine Dining

Pool

Pool

Spa

Spa

Our rooms

Deluxe Natural Park View Room


Sleeps 3
King
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Deluxe Room Ocean View


Sleeps 3
King
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Junior Suite Natural Park View


Sleeps 4
King
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Junior Suite Ocean View


Sleeps 4
King
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Junior Suite Rooftop


Sleeps 4
King
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Grand Suite Rooftop


Sleeps 4
King
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Family Suite


Sleeps 4
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Ratings

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Global Rating

4.8 /5

4.8

254 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.8 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

35 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Absolutely perfect

From the facilities and design, to the service - absolutely perfect. We really enjoyed the calm surroundings, and visited many beautiful beaches close by.

By Stefania Apr ’24 Trip Type Couple


5

Gracious staff, delicious food (breakfast and dinner), stunning scenery!

Walking the property with the views, meals together, the spa

By Jason Jan ’24 Trip Type Couple


4

Beautyfull resort with infinity Pool in nature Reserve.

Sunset from hotelroom balcony

By Corine Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


Praia do Canal Nature Retreat, Portugal

4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Absolutely perfect

From the facilities and design, to the service - absolutely perfect. We really enjoyed the calm surroundings, and visited many beautiful beaches close by.

By Stefania Apr ’24 Trip Type Couple


5

Gracious staff, delicious food (breakfast and dinner), stunning scenery!

Walking the property with the views, meals together, the spa

By Jason Jan ’24 Trip Type Couple


4

Beautyfull resort with infinity Pool in nature Reserve.

Sunset from hotelroom balcony

By Corine Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Great natural escape

Lovely team, very nice rooms, very fine dining (wonderful breakfast), overall great experience

By Steven Aug ’23 Trip Type Couple


4

The location is amazing, the staff very helpfull

Amazing surrounding

By Bastian Aug ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

it was a dream place to disconnect.

the architecture and the isolation in such a beautiful setting

By AnaLuz Jul ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Top hotel with great service and food!

Everything was as good or better than expected, and we had some high expectations. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. The food at breakfast and dinner was wonderful and beautifully presented. The pool area was stunning with lots of options for sitting and relaxing. And the massage was amazing. Read more[SPLIT]Read less

By Jason Jun ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

A unique location with very friendly people

We enjoyed the hotel and surroundings. It is located in a quiet but inspiring and unique nature. We had fantastic walks from the hotel to the ocean. We had the pleasure of enjoying the restaurant, the Spa and the gym but most memorable are all the encounters and interesting talks we had with so many Read more[SPLIT]Read lessof the staff. We got great support and service but were also able to learn more about the location and Portugal in these conversations. We do not have all the names but can mention Jessica, Angelique, Dina and Jorge. We hope to be able to return soon

By Jan Mar ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

A beautiful new spa hotel with gracious service and magnificent views, well worth the trip

The pools and spa are magnificent and the hike to the spectacular beach, about one hour, one way is well worth the effort. It is a beautiful, isolated, and pristine sight in the middle of a nature reserve.

By BarbaraC Nov ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Peaceful luxury.

Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, calming and serene resort

By Patricia Sep ’22 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Outdoor
Outdoor pool
Spa
Spa
Air
Air conditioning
Free
Free parking

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Business services
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Business services
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Electric Car Charging
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage services
  • Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

Heavy wooden beams, big comfortable chairs and low lighting make Praia do Canal’s signature Azeitona restaurant an atmospheric place to eat. And its mission is to serve up traditional Alentejo and Algarve dishes with a contemporary twist, using everything from locally-sourced Odemira cheeses to Barrancos pork. Before dinner, grab a cocktail in the Medronho Bar. And if you’d prefer something more relaxed, head to poolside Zimbro, which can whip up fresh grilled seafood lunches to wood-fired organic pizza. 

Azeitona

Served Meals: Dinner The hotel main restaurant- Azeitona- draws its inspiration from the sea and the land surrounding the estate. Offering a regionally inspired fine cuisine based on fresh local organic ingredients sourced directly from the local community. Open at dinner only- it is the perfect way to unveil the region s most exquisite culinary traditions and recipes.

Zimbro

Served Meals: Lunch Zimbro restaurant offers Portuguese cuisine with a contemporary twist. Its location by the main pool provides the perfect setting for casual dining with panoramic views over the valley and the ocean. A modern approach to the country s most genuine astronomy- the restaurant pays homage to its roots and iconic recipes by giving them a whole new approach- adding them relevancy and timelessness.

Medronho Bar

If you prefer a more secluded place to enjoy an afternoon tea or a cocktail named after the surrounding beaches by a traditional fireplace - Medronho is the place to go. Opening hours 1700 - 0100. Drinks only 2300 - 0100.

Spa

The Esteva Spa and Health Club offers even more in the way of relaxation and tranquillity – if that’s possible. Lower yourself into the heated indoor pool, soothe muscles in the sauna or Turkish bath, or spoil yourself with a full body massage. A real highlight at Praia do Canal is the outdoor infinity pool, where you can put in a few leisurely lengths with stunning park views. 

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Praia do Canal Nature Retreat

Vale dos Polvos Valinhos

Aljezur

8670-156

Portugal

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1200

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Where is it?

39 kms to airport Portimao Penina

104 kms to airport Faro

311 kms to airport Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavem

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