Familial Hospitality

Algarve in Portugal is home to Casa Modesta, a splendid reflection of traditional and contemporary Portuguese culture. In the owner’s own words, “a family house opening its doors to tourism in an almost unknown land, facing the sea and in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park is the USP of Casa Modesta.”

PAr converted the house into a boutique hotel. For Carlos, the hotel presents a unique way to share stories from his childhood. The original edifice was built in the first half of the twentieth century, by Carlos’ grandfather Joaquim Modesto de Brito, who was an “old sea dog” according to his grandchildren. In a way, Casa Modesta is a repository of treasured childhood memories that have breathed life into the walls and grounds of the property. For Carlos, who named the hotel after his mother, welcoming travellers and tourists to his hotel is a way of keeping his grandfather’s legacy of warmth and hospitality alive.

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