About JO&SO

We’re Joana and Sofia, two sisters born and raised in Porto. We love travelling and between the two of us, we have visited over 30 countries. We always try to find special places to stay – be it a fancy boutique hotel, a simple guesthouse or a rural cabin.

JO&SO is a carefully selected collection of our very favourite places in Portugal for like-minded travellers – it’s like a list of recommendations we’d give to our friends who plan to visit our beautiful country.

We also love getting to know the people behind the places we feature. We wanted to share their stories with you, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

We are here to help create new memories for like-minded travellers – those on the hunt for beautiful design, thoughtful service and good energy.

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Porto

In this book, we have compiled our local expertise for visitors who want to discover the lesser-known spots of Porto, and for locals who want to get to know our city even better.
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Condé Nast Traveller

“Sisters Joana and Sofia Lacerda are the duo behind JO&SO, the latest, most insider online guide to Portugal’s coolest hotels. “

Fathom Away

“The website every traveller should bookmark when planning a trip to Portugal”.

The Monopolitan

“An inspirational guide where you will find the best places to visit and stay in Portugal.”

Archivio Madre

“Joana and Sofia reveal their favourite addresses with simplicity and devotion to small daily rituals.”

Casa Mãe
Veronique Polaert

“Super beautiful pictures! It really reflects the relaxing vibe of Casa Mãe.”

Peter, NYC

“We have had the best time. Your tips have been so on point. We can't thank you enough.”

Michelle, Israel

"Nobody ever gave me such a perfect recommendation. I just don’t know how to thank you enough."

John & Laurinda, Providece

"Without you, our experience would not have been as nearly as perfect.”


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Trish Keenan

"You guys did a fabulous job, we're delighted! The location was perfect."

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