Areias do Seixo, Portugal
Built and run in such a way to minimise its environmental footprint, Areias do Seixo is a serious eco retreat. Constructed using locally sourced, natural building materials and running on geothermal heating and air conditioning systems, the hotel is committed to reducing its environmental impact. The restaurant uses locally supplied food, and guests can spend a morning in the company of the hotel’s farmers, helping to pick the vegetables and herbs which will later be prepared for your meal. Getting guests involved with this unique way of living helps to promote sustainability in rural Portugal and further afield.