Heartfelt eco hotel
Located in the idiosyncratic region of Aljezur this hotel was built out of a passion and love for Africa. The property is surrounded by cork trees and the name means “heart” in the Angolan dialect. There are number of separate houses built in the traditional way but decorated inside with the vibrant shapes and colours of Africa. They are also named after exotic locations visited by the hotel owners – Thailand, East Timor and Morocco. The rustic environment offers many activities: swim in the bio pool that utilises reeds to clean the water naturally; or explore some of the best beaches in Europe where you can surf, sail or relax on the fine sand. The eco-theme is continued throughout with electricity from solar panels and guests are encouraged to use the bicycles to explore the rich terrain of this jasmine-scented area. You can eat breakfast at the hotel and for other meals you can take a gentle amble to the local village to dine of fresh grilled fish or other Mediterranean delicacies. Muxima is a real labour of love.