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Comporta, Portugal May Be The Best Place On Earth

Surfers crush waves and fishermen expertly cast their nets, with not a single building in sight, at the edge of the world.

Aug 21, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

In a paradise 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Lisbon, Comporta represents the ultimate change of pace. Offering escape from an overly hectic city life, this region provides a cosmopolitan mixture of surf spots, authentic beach cabins, forests of pine and cork oak, generous meals and cool boutiques.

Comporta, Portugal May Be The Best Place On Earth

Regarded a rural nature reserve with vast stripy fields sheltered from the Atlantic by sand dunes and a collection of the quietest caster-sugar beaches, Comporta has long established itself as the year-round, go-to destination for absolute rejuvenation – not to mention, its star-studded list of frequent vacationers, which include the likes of Christian Louboutin.

Rich in an abundance of local heritage and tradition, Comporta is littered with uniquely luxurious vacation homes, shaped like fishermen’s huts and centered by expansive swimming pools. Welcoming modernity without losing the history that created it, or the way of life that characterises it, the Comporta residents are often described as chirpy, laid-back and warm, often spotted lounging on the plastic chairs and sharing a cup of coffee with tourists at outdoor cafés in the morning.

Showcasing soft-sand beaches and particularly blue waves, the coasts of Comporta are bordered by vegetation-covered dunes, with not a single building in sight – creating landscape that is raw and authentic.

If watching surfers crush waves and fishermen expertly cast their nets at the edge of the world, doesn’t fulfil you, perhaps a day indoors at the Quinta da Comporta Wellness Boutique and Resort, will. Located in the heart of Comporta’s idyllic natural reserve, the Quinta da Comporta is the first signature project dreamed, built and designed by renowned Portuguese architect, Miguel Câncio Martins.

Combining an authentic local experience with high quality service, harmony, exclusivity and sophistication, Quinta da Comporta offers a total of seventy-three spacious Pool Villas, Townhouses apartments, Suites and Rooms. With an in-resort ORYZA spa, guests are encouraged to embark on a soul-searching, body replenishing, and mind calming, spiritual experience. Utilizing Comporta’s main local resource, rice, as a key ingredient, ORYZA spa offers a wide variety of rituals, beauty ateliers, holistic moments, and retreats to cater to each guest’s every individualised need.

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