The attractive small HotelPorto da Lua is right on the sea shore at Praia do Forte. Secluded by palms and lush foliage, its guestrooms are well-equipped and cheerfully decorated, with a lovely private terrace where you can swing in a hammock fanned by the cooling ocean breeze. All have wonderful views of the beach just below.
The popular Swiss-owned property prides itself on good, welcoming service. There's an airy, tropical feel throughout the building, setting the tone for unhurried days of relaxation.
The hotel has two restaurants – an oceanfront grill and a thatched beach café – and two bars. It's not luxurious, but little extras like afternoon tea elevate this very likeable pousada well beyond expectations.