Unplug at This Remote Portuguese Farmstead Hotel

Photos by Oscar Cariss
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Muxima, a small farmstead hotel, may be located in a remote southwestern point of Portugal, but its name and decor takes inspiration from somewhere even farther: Africa. The owners had spent time there before relocating to Portugal, and sought to bring some aspects of Africa back with them. To wit, the hotel's name, "muxima," means "heart" in Angolan dialect.

With close proximity to the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, the inn is largely about finding yourself in nature: breakfasts are taken outside, the property features a biological pool, and the home is made with natural and ecofriendly materials.

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The main building is an old, traditional farmhouse.

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The natural pool is surrounded by lush nature.

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The guest rooms feature simple decor, focusing on use of natural materials like stone and wood.

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Much of the decor is inspired by the couples' exotic travels.

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The inn is all about being ecofriendly — everything is sourced from local materials and it is powered by solar energy.

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Guests are encouraged to relax in nature with outdoor daybeds available for reading or snoozing.