Boutique Hotel

Welcome to Casa Bela Moura“The smallest 4**** hotel in the Algarve”

Casa Bela Moura is a small boutique hotel, with 15 rooms and suites, right in the heart of the Algarve, close to the village of Porches.  Within 900m you can reach some of the most romantic sandy beaches near Senhora da Rocha, where the colourful fishing boats await you to take you on a trip to the Benagil sea caves.  Just down the road is the 6km long beach with dunes of Praia Grande in Armação de Pêra, with a protected natural reserva where flamingos come to rest.

The central location – 30 minutes west of Faro – makes it possible to discover the whole region of the Algarve.

Our personalized service and authentic hospitality will guarantee an unforgettable stay.


We hope to welcome you soon to Casa Bela Moura.

Christophe Rijnders, family & team


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Casa Bela Moura was founded in the eighties by the local family Garcia as 1st official Bed & Breakfast in the Algarve (turismo rural). In November 2002, the belgian family Rijnders took over the accommodation and in 2010 a hotel-licence was applied for. Casa Bela Moura is currently the smallest 4-star hotel in the Algarve.
In 2010 and 2011 we were voted “best hotel in Porches” by the users of the review website and later we received several awards and were mentioned in “the Michelin Guide” as well as travel websites and blogs. We are very greatful to all our guests for their support and positive reviews.

Bela Moura

“Bela Moura” literally means “Moorish Beauty” and symbolises 1 of the many legends dating from the period of moorish occupancy in the south of Portugal. According to this legend, a captured nobleman from Porches, fell in love with the moorish princess, who then helped him to escape and get back to his home, on the golden sandy beaches of the Algarve.
Even today, many visitors are enchanted with the natural beauty of our region and visit us again and again. Some even call it their “home away from home”.

Why choose CBM

  • Small scale: with only 15 rooms and suites, we can dedicate the necessary time to your personal needs, to give you the best possible service.
  • Central location: at less than 1 hour drive to most of the interesting tourist sites in the south of Portugal. 
  • The feeling of a bed & breakfast, but the service of a hotel: we also take care of your rental car reservation, your flight (Brussels Airlines or Transavia), the boattrip with local fisherman Fernando to the Benagil sea caves, the best table in the most typical fish restaurant, your greenfees to play a round of golf, and even the check-in for your return flight from Faro airport.
  • Varied breakfast buffet: each day you will discover something new on our buffet.  We use lots of local products and have attention for both healthy options, as well as sweet and savoury.
  • A heated outdoor pool (with jacuzzi): the whole year round, between 24 and 28 degrees.
  • Every afternoon, coffee and tea are waiting for you, with a slice of homemade cake and today’s newspaper. (daily from 16h to 17h).
  • Fruit and water available throughout the whole day.
  • No unexpected extra charges: free private parking, use of bikes, jeu-de-boules, parasols and towels for the beach, sunloungers and towels for the pool, books, free high-speed internet (Wi-Fi) and yes, you may even use the safe in your room for free.When you check out, we print your boarding pass for the return flight at no extra cost, and in case you have to leave early, we prepare a “breakfast-to-go”.


Full service (including rental car & flights)

We are pleased to offer you a complete package of services ! When you book your stay at Casa Bela Moura, we gladly help you to do the reservation for car rental (or airport transfer) and if you fly from Brussels, Eindhoven or Rotterdam, we can even help you by booking the tickets for the flight to Faro.  We always try to get the best rates for you.


Car Rental:

To discover the whole region and to enjoy your holidays 100%, we strongly recommend hiring a car during your stay. (best rates are on weekly basis with delivery at Faro airport or at Casa Bela Moura).  This way you also have a wider choice of restaurants for dinner.

If you would like us to take care of the reservation for you, here you can download our special rates, including full cover insurance.

Click here for the car models and pricelist.

Our partner for direct flights from Brussels to Faro or Lisbon is Brussels Airlines. (new: we can now also book your tickets with Transavia from Eindhoven, Brussels, Rotterdam or Amsterdam)