The 3 best eco-friendly hotels in the Algarve

Discover the best eco-friendly hotels in the Algarve for an unforgettable, sustainable stay in this beautiful Portuguese region.

The Algarve ? It’s a bit like Portugal’s Côte d’Azur. This territory in the very south of Portugal is renowned for its beaches, typical fishing villages, vineyards and… seaside resorts, where millions of tourists flock every year. Rest assured, we’re going to introduce you to some of the Algarve’s best eco-responsible hotels: authentic, warm and comfortable, they guarantee an exceptional stay under a generous sun.

In fact, the number of such establishments in the area is on the increase, demonstrating the positive evolution of the commercial offer. It has to be said that the region is massively developing its sustainable tourism offer in order to showcase its extraordinary ecological heritage. For example, the Ria Formosa Park or the Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António marine marsh nature reserve are genuine natural wonders. What are you waiting for to discover them on your next vacation?

Vilalara Thalassa Resort: a fragrant haven of peace facing the ocean

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📍 Location: Armaçao de Pera

🌿 Ecological score: 8.5/10

💙 We love: the integrated thalasso.

Set in 11 hectares of wooded parkland, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort features cozy, spacious rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the large swimming pool or the vegetable garden. In the morning, you can watch the chef’s team picking aromatic herbs. In fact, the hotel takes its role as an eco-responsible hotel in the Algarve to heart. Energy optimization, waste reduction, eco-friendly transport, rational water management – everything is done to preserve the fabulous natural setting in which it is set.

The warm, relaxed atmosphere continues in the 2,600 m² thalasso. It features seawater pools, a full fitness center and a variety of themed activities. Try acupuncture or aquayoga, then treat yourself to a personalized cocooning treatment, one of the hotel’s must-haves. Last but not least, the immediate proximity of the ocean will entice you to sample seafood and fresh fish at the adjoining gourmet restaurant. A feast for the eyes and the taste buds, we’re sure you’ll tell us all about it!

Conrad: refined hotel ideally located for perfecting your swing

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📍 Location: Almancil

🌿 Ecological score: 8.5/10

💙 We love: proximity to the Algarve’s finest golf courses.

The Conrad Green Key luxury hotel is located in Almancil, in the heart of the Algarve’s « Golden Triangle ». This small town is particularly well known for its verdant seaside golf courses. If you like to hit a few balls during your vacation, the location of this eco-responsible hotel in the Algarve is just right for you. If you prefer to bask on the coast too: the beaches of Falesia, Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo or Quinta do Lago are just a stone’s throw from the resort. Take advantage of the best the Atlantic has to offer!

The hotel features contemporary rooms, most of which open onto a balcony with a view. It boasts a swimming pool, spa (don’t miss the massage on request, a real marvel) and offers a variety of excursions and water sports. The cuisine features gourmet specialties emblematic of the south of the country. The breakfasts, in particular, are to die for… Finally, we recommend that you take advantage of your stay to explore, on foot or by bike, the bucolic Almancil region. Lovers of country walks in the sun will appreciate it.

Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve: charming boutique hotel with a seaside resort feel

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📍 Location: Lagos

🌿 Ecological score: 8.5/10

💙 We like: direct access to the beach.

The Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve is a full-service hotel complex. Carefully designed rooms include a balcony or terrace with outdoor bed, sitting area and sea view. Booking a room gives you access to top-quality services: several swimming pools, a modern wellness center and a top-notch concierge service. One good point: this eco-responsible hotel in the Algarve is committed to coastal conservation and ocean protection. This is only to be expected, given the quality of the seafood prepared fresh in the restaurant. The resort has also been awarded the Earthcheck label, a particularly demanding sustainable certification. Hats off to them.

Direct access to the sublime beach of Meia Praia, nestled between impressive cliffs, is one of the resort’s major assets for a summer holiday. Between March and October, we’re in the south of Portugal! Nearby, our team recommends a stroll through the narrow streets of Lagos, a medieval city of character. Strollers are also well advised to head for the sandy cove of Praia do Comilo, one of the most beautiful in the area. They can round off their escapade with a visit to the fascinating Museu Municipal to learn all about the region’s history. The Algarve has plenty to surprise you…

We hope we’ve inspired you to stay at one of the Algarve’ s best eco-friendly hotels. If you’ve already done so, please let us know in the comments what you thought of our visit to the farthest reaches of Southern Europe, and we’ll be delighted to respond. See you soon!

To find out more about Fairmoove’s criteria for selecting eco-friendly accommodations, visit their page!