A Mediterranean beach and gourmet escape to Algarve with stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

A Mediterranean beach and gourmet escape to Algarve with stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa  |  Algarve, Portugal | After a week in Portugal exploring the country from North to South, it was the last night of my visit, and the best way to say farewell, was by an overnight beach and gourmet escape to the Algarve region, to indulge over Portuguese Mediterranean lifestyle. Off I went from Cascais to Algarve, a 3-hours drive connecting this two lovely – mind very different beach resorts. As we arrived to the Algarve, we checked in at the grande dame of Algarve, the Bela Vista Hotel & Spa. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog   Continue reading A Mediterranean beach and gourmet escape to Algarve with stay at Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Overnight at Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant in Cascais and visit to Sintra

Overnight at Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant in Cascais and visit to Sintra | Cascais, Portugal | After spending a lovely day in Lisbon walking around the Alfama District, it was time to head to Cascais and to our hotel for the night the Fortaleza do Guincho by Relais & Chateaux. Located only 30 minutes away, this coastal resort town was awaiting for us, with a lovely Michelin starred dinner and a day exploring Cascais and the longtime royal sanctuary of Sintra. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog   Continue reading Overnight at Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant in Cascais and visit to Sintra

An Afternoon walking around Lisbon exploring Alfama District

An Afternoon walking around Lisbon exploring Alfama District | Lisbon, Portugal | Two weeks ago, I joined a week trip by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaruants, to visit all their current properties in Galicia, Spain and all over Portugal. After a lovely stays in Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa, and crossing to Portugal to Amarante with stay at Casa da Calçadaand The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa in Porto, we continued journey onwards to Lisbon and Cascais…  This is my report on the fourth night. Stay tuned for the rest in upcoming blog posts. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog  Continue reading An Afternoon walking around Lisbon exploring Alfama District

A Gourmet visit to Porto and stay The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa

A Gourmet visit to Porto and stay The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa| Porto, Portugal | Two weeks ago, I joined a week trip by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaruants, to visit all their current properties in Galicia, Spain and all over Portugal. After a lovely stays in Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa, and crossing to Portugal to Amarante with stay at Casa da Calçadaour journey continued onwards to Porto…  This is my report on the third night. Stay tuned for the rest in upcoming blog posts. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog  Continue reading A Gourmet visit to Porto and stay The Yeatman Wine Hotel & Spa

First day in Portugal an Amarante and Douro Valley Sojourn

First day in Portugal an Amarante and Douro Valley Sojourn| Amarante, Portugal | Two weeks ago, I joined a week trip by Relais & Chateaux Hotels and Restaruants, to visit all their current properties in Galicia, Spain and all over Portugal. After a lovely stay in Santiago de Compostela at A Quinta da Auga Hotel & Spa, our journey continued onwards to Portugal, and our first stop was in the charming town of Amarante…  This is my report on the second night. Stay tuned for the rest in upcoming blog posts. After my week in Portugal, I am confident to say I have become an expert in the destination and curated a portfolio of amazing local suppliers. You may see all my photos and videos at my Instagram @carlosmeliablog  Continue reading First day in Portugal an Amarante and Douro Valley Sojourn