Areias do Seixo hotel is a magical place hidden down a quiet stretch of road on Portugal's rugged Costa de Prata. Don't be fooled by the futuristic glass and concrete exterior. Inside, this eco retreat feels like the warm, welcoming home of a hippie-chic globetrotter who has decorated the 14 villas and rooms with her favorite worldly finds. The large open bar and restaurant area features chunky wooden tables and a menu that highlights produce from the hotel's rooftop-garden. Tables are set with Moroccan-style candleholders and antique dishes. One of my favorite parts of the hotel is the gift shop, which sits just off the restaurant. The shop has the feel of a stylish general store and sells locally-made goods as well as some of the pieces on display throughout the hotel (I took home a set of candle holders). You'll also find old clocks, produce from the garden, and treatments that are used at the hotel spa.