Comporta is the ‘secret treasure of Europe’ where you can expect to see celebrities, artists and creatives mingling with locals. It’s also home to a cache of architectural holiday homes, like Casas nos Rios designed by Pessoa Prize-winning practice Aires Mateus. Inspired by local fishermen’s huts, the holiday home comprises two small wooden cabins, one housing the bedroom, the other the living space, which bed between rice fields and the Sado River. If you fancy a day trip, Comporta is just over an hour’s drive south of Lisbon. (See what’s on offer in the city.)
Best for: flamingo and dolphin spotting; rubbing shoulders with artists
Cost: From €200 per day direct

Cabanas no Rio in Comporta, Portugal