Every place we feature in our main collection has been tried and tested by us personally. Below is a bit of a wider selection, a mix between the best boutique hotels in Algarve we already know and love, and those that are on our radar.

So here are our handpicked boutique hotels in Algarve organised by the following areas:

 
• Boutique Hotels in Western Algarve
• Boutique Hotels in Costa Vicentina
• Boutique Hotels in Eastern Algarve

Boutique Hotels in Western Algarve

Western Algarve is a great option for beach lovers with it’s cliff-edged beaches and tiny coves. The laid back towns of Lagos and Sagres are perfect for those who want a little bit of action.

Casa Mãe

Casa Mãe

Casa Mãe is a gorgeous boutique hotel in the Algarve tucked away beside the ancient city walls of Lagos, near a long sandy beach. It features 30 rooms spread across three different buildings: five elegant suites in the beautifully restored 19th-century estate house (aka Mother House), 22 rooms in the Jogo de Bola building, where cosy minimalism perfectly blends with traditional Algarvian architecture, and three rustic cabanas for an outdoorsy experience by the fig-scented garden.
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Memmo Baleeira

Memmo Baleeira

A four-star boutique hotel in the Western Algarve town of Sagres, offering 144 rooms and family-friendly one or two bedroom suites with kitchenettes. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool with magnificent ocean views, a heated indoor pool, a spa, and a gym. Meanwhile, the children can enjoy themselves at the kid’s club, going biking or taking surf classes at the hotel’s own surf centre.
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Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

A five-star family-centred resort in the Algarve overlooking a magnificent beach. The complex offers boutique style rooms and villas with private balconies and terraces. There are three restaurants (all with play areas), four bars, five swimming pools, tennis courts, and various activities for children of all ages.
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Boutique Hotels in Costa Vicentina

Costa Vicentina is all about its sleepy villages and spectacular wild beaches. A wonderful base for surfing, walking, cycling, surfing, canoeing, and birdwatching. Or maybe just chilling.

Monte da Vilarinha

Monte da Vilarinha

Located in the south of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Monte Da Vilarinha enjoys commanding views over the surrounding valley and it’s within reach of the rugged coastline and its beautiful wild beaches. This peaceful boutique stay offers a range of accommodation types from a studio through to three-bedroom houses, all with a kitchen and access to the property’s swimming pool. A locally-sourced breakfast is served daily by the poolside restaurant, and there are daily yoga classes. The ideal option for families and those seeking outdoor adventures such as surfing, canoeing, cycling and walking.
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Aldeia da Pedralva

Aldeia da Pedralva

Located in the countryside near beautiful wild beaches, Aldeia da Pedralva was built from the ruins of an abandoned traditional Portuguese village. The resort offers 50 fully equipped one to three-bedroom cottages, a seasonal swimming pool, and plenty of outdoor activities such as surfing, biking and bird watching. Expect to spot grazing sheep, donkeys and chickens roaming freely in the surroundings.
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Boutique Hotels in Eastern Algarve

Head to the eastern end of the Algarve to discover charming towns, picturesque fishing villages, and long sandy beaches. Here are the best boutique hotels in Tavira, Ria Formosa, Fuseta Cacela Velha and Castro Marim.

Companhia das Culturas

Companhia das Culturas

Companhia das Culturas is a quirky eco boutique hotel with beautiful vintage decor in Castro Marim, in the southeast Algarve. Surrounded by 40 acres of pine, cork, carob and olive trees, plus a biological garden, Companhia das Culturas is a boutique hotel in the Algarve offering a truly relaxing experience. The owners, Eglantina and Francisco, are proud of the produce of the region and their hotel is a reflection of that. It’s evolved through seven family generations and it took 10 years (it opened in 2008) to create what is today “Companhia das Culturas”.
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Pensão Agrícola

Pensão Agrícola

Pensão Agrícola is a stunning six-bedroom rural boutique hotel in the Algarve that we instantly fell deeply, truly in love with. This little-known spot nestles between the historic town of Tavira and Cacela Velha, a picturesque clifftop fishing village. On the shady terrace, guests can enjoy a delicious, generous breakfast, or take other light meals by the plunge pool which is heated in the winter. Fill your lungs with the wonderful aromas that the south of Portugal has to offer – you’re surrounded by the scent of almond, carob, fig, orange and olive trees. Trust us – you’ll be in for a treat.
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Farmhouse of the Palms

Farmhouse of the Palms

Farmhouse of the Palms is a lovingly restored boutique B&B nestled in the lesser-known foothills of rural Algarve. This 200-year old farmhouse has been lovingly restored by husband and wife Frank and Veronique, who wanted a change from their busy city lives and fell in love with the region during the process. The spacious and serene suites are all unique, minimal yet warm, with a traditional Mediterranean feel with its white walls, terracotta floors, local stone and bespoke wooden furniture.
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A Hospedaria

A Hospedaria

A Hospedaria is a gorgeous rural hotel near Tavira and Cacela Velha comprising five suites with private patios, 2.7km from Cabanas beach. It’s the new sister hotel of the awesome Pensão Agrícola, which is located just a few metres away.
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Conversas de Alpendre

Conversas de Alpendre

A rural boutique hotel set within the Ria Formosa Natural Park in the Eastern Algarve. Conversas de Alpendre offers a variety of stylish suites in a beautifully converted farmhouse, alongside a self-contained apartment which includes an awesome Tree House. Breakfast is organic and sourced from local farms, and it’s served on the terrace surrounded by fruit and olive trees for a truly back to nature experience.
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Fazenda Nova

Fazenda Nova

A charming 15-suite boutique hotel amid scenic olive groves near the picturesque coastal town of Tavira, in Eastern Algarve. Many of the rooms benefit from a private garden or terrace with views across the pretty hills. The swimming pool is gorgeous and the onsite restaurant serves dishes using ingredients from the estate. Borrow one of the hotel’s bikes and cycle off to the beach or into town. But if you don’t fancy moving much, Fazenda Nova might as well be the place for you.
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Quinta dos Perfumes

Quinta dos Perfumes

Surrounded by orange trees and set in a large rural estate, Quinta dos Perfumes is a relaxed boutique hotel with a host of welcoming touches. Located near the small town of Tavira, and a 30-min scenic walk to the beautiful beach ‘Cabanas de Tavira’. There is a choice of studio (with a kitchenette) through to terrace and deluxe suites, an organic farm and an inviting saltwater swimming pool. Guests often rave about the breakfast which is served on the rooftop terrace affording spectacular views to the sea and the countryside.
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Praia Verde Boutique Hotel

Praia Verde Boutique Hotel

A boutique hotel located in the Eastern Algarve surrounded by a lush pine forest, overlooking the sea. The 40 bright and airy suites all come with a separate living room complete with sofa bed (perfect for children), and a kitchenette. There’s a mix of cultural and gastronomic activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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Vila Monte Farm House

Vila Monte Farm House

A tranquil retreat with a garden and two swimming pools, set among an orange grove in the sunny Algarve, a 10-minute drive away from the beautiful Fuseta beach. There’s also a wide range of activities for both adults and children, including visiting a nearby farm and meeting the resident animals.
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São Paulo Boutique Hotel

São Paulo Boutique Hotel

This beautifully decorated boutique hotel is located in the heart of charming Tavira, on the eastern side of the Algarve. The rooms are gorgeous and there’s a cute terrace with a small pool.
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Quinta da Lua

Quinta da Lua

Quinta da Lua is a small and peaceful boutique hotel with a charming garden and an eco saltwater pool. The hotel is located in rural Algarve, near charming Tavira.
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Grand House

Grand House

Grand House is a five-star boutique hotel set in a fully-renovated building dating back to 1926. It’s located in the historical town of Vila Real de Santo António in the Algarve.
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Joana and Sofia at Casa Mae Boutique Hotel Lagos - ©JO&SO
Praia Tonel Sagres - JO&SO
Praia Castelejo Costa Vincentina - JO&SO

Some of our favourite articles on what to do and see in the Algarve:

• The perfect road trip through Portugal’s Algarve region by Condé Nast Traveler
• The authentic Algarve by Condé Nast Traveler
• A matter of taste by Monocle
• 48 hours in . . . the Algarve, an insider guide to Portugal’s glorious south by The Telegraph
• The Algarve travel guide by Rough Guides
• In search of the best beaches of Portugal’s Western Algarve by YouShouldGoHere

So there you go, those are what we consider the most beautiful boutique places to stay in the Algarve right now along with some insider tips. We hope you like them as much as we do.

If you visit the Algarve and follow some of our tips please feel free to tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. Feedback is always very welcome too!

Don’t forget to check out the full JO&SO collection – featuring all the cool places to stay in Portugal, all tried and tested by us. We also have a lot more hotels in our Watchlist.

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Wishing you unforgettable memories from your trips 🙂

Obrigada,
xx
JO&SO
(Joana and Sofia)

Photography by JO&SO or courtesy of each one of the mentioned hotels.
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