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Do you dream of finding that authentic hidden gem, off the beaten track away from the crowds and tourist traps?

We do! Portugal is an amazing country with breath taking landscapes it has many hidden opportunities for the adventurous or those willing to get off the beaten track. Small villages where locals still live in harmony with the land are dotted amongst ever changing landscapes. Here we can get to meet the local goatherder or taste honey straight from the hive. We value authentic experiences that support small local businesses, where you can relax - away from the tourist crowds.

Here at Autentical we would like to introduce you to the authentic Portugal

Unique Accommodations Away from Mass Tourism in Portugal

Too many tourists everywhere? Experience The Authentic Portugal – Escape the Tourist Crowds

The Algarve coastal towns can certainly feel that way. It is difficult to find a quiet spot and enjoy the beautiful coastline and sea views.

We are here to guide you away from these areas of mass tourism and help you find a more authentic experience

Autentical offers you the chance to discover accommodation opportunities off the beaten track where you can taste the authentic Portugal and soak up all the wonders it truly has to offer.

AUTENTICAL Get Away From Mass Tourism


Don´t take our word for it! Hear our guests´ opinions:

“Our stay and Rikke and Michael’s place was incredible!”
“Our stay at Rikke and Mikes was fine”
“We stayed here as part of our Andalucian bicycle tour”
“El Arpa is a truly exceptional place”
“Rikke & Michael’s place was a perfect base for us to climb, walk and explore the gorgeous surrounding area”
“You rarely go to a place where the photos don’t do it justice, but this was just that.”
“Rikke and Michael’s place was perfect”
“Extremely peaceful”
“Amazing spot by the lake”
“The lake is beautiful and extremely peaceful.”
“Very very nice place”
“This place makes you connect with the nature its so beautiful there”
“Thank you both”
“My husband and I were traveling to Spain for a climbing holiday and stumbled upon El Arpa”
“Michael & Rikke were the most attentive and wonderful hosts you could imagine”
“Beautiful location”
“Great location for climbing”


Selected unique farm stays on the Algarve from Booking.com:

Casa Vicentina – Odeceixe

Surrounded by cork trees and pine groves, Casa Vicentina is a family-run hotel full of character, built using ecological materials....

Quinta da Fornalha – Santuario Agroecologico – Castro Marim

Nestled between a Natural Reserve that is home to pink flamingos, the historic town of Castro Marim and the endless...

Monte Do Alamo – Turismo Rural – Tavira

Set on a private estate near historic Tavira, this former farm house has been converted into a beautiful country getaway,...


Our own selection of unique places to stay in Portugal:

Independent apartment for 2-4 persons in an Old Mansion located by the mouth of Douro river

Restaured old mansion in one of best areas of Porto, Foz Velha an old classified area. One independent apartment located...

Cottage for 2-3 persons in a beautiful farm with amazing views towards the coast

Enjoy the great panoramic views that stretches for more than 10kms as well as the unique garden, full of fruit...

Beautiful rural cottage for 2-4 persons near Tavira and Faro

In an environment dedicated to lovers of peace and wild nature (nature reserve), Quinta da Murteira, a property of more...

Exceptional villa for 6 persons in The Old Village area of Vilamoura

Situated in a superb position, in The Old Village area, of the resort of Vilamoura, home to a beautiful stretch...

Amazing villas for 4-10 persons in perfect location on Oura beach, near Albufeira

Traditional style villa, cozy and comfortable, great location to enjoy all the conditions and facilities in the area of Areias...

Unique places to stay away from the tourist zones of Porto

Michael Madsen, - sharing the authentic with you   Porto has become very popular with the tourists - it has...

Beautiful places to stay away from the crowds in Lisbon

Michael Madsen, - sharing the authentic with you   Just like all other capitals Lisbon has a lot of tourists....

Other beautiful places to stay away from mass tourism at the Algarve

Michael Madsen, - sharing the authentic with you   The Algarve coast is very crowded and full of tourists. But...

AUTENTICAL Get Away From Mass Tourism

"Brilliant week"

"So quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Keep up the good work Rikke and Michael. Thanks for everything."

– Gloria & Peter Bateman (UK)

In the North of Portugal you can escape mass tourism

Portugal from the North to the South is full of tourists but in the countryside of the North – inland it is possible to find peace and quiet with very few tourists.

We have selected a couple of authentic houses for you – here you can escape mass tourism.

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"Our stay was perfect!"

"We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the wonderful views all around. The accomodation was cosy and had lots of character, and it was lovely to sit out in the evenings and enjoy the views. We would definitely return."

- Deborah & Niel Binns (UK)

More than 5.000 extremely happy guests since 2007

AUTENTICAL Get Away From Mass Tourism

"Thank you for a wonderful week!"

"Lovely walks, beautiful views and totally relaxing – we hope to be back and would definitely recommend your places to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday who enjoys nature."

– Janet & John Holding (UK)

Views Kitchen pool hammack Unique Accommodations Away from Mass Tourism in Portugal Finca with pool and views garden Finca in the mountains Stone house in city wall stone house by the river views of the mountains Old bridge over the river Stone house with pool Garden Stone house in North Portugal Views from the stone house incredible views bridget and lakes old mill wheels Stone houses Finca near Tavira 100 year old vintage house