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Reviewed April 25, 2015

Lying in a hammock by pool watching monkeys and humming birds while sipping a passion fruit Caipirinha....bliss.
Mata N'Ativa is a set inside the forest, next to a small river. Beautifully designed with a real effort to blend in gives a feeling of tranquility lacking in so many other 'green' pousadas.
The owners are extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and surrounding area.
The staff are wonderful and friendly and,trying to be brief, here's a list of the highlights....
-lovely pool for cooling off
-5 minutes walk from the Quadrado (beautiful centre square of Trancoso) so close but far enough to get peace when you need it, unlike some pousadas 'in town'. Need a torch at night or phone with light.
-bike and kayak trips (both recommended) leave from the pousada itself.
-massage spa
-5/10 minutes from the beach which has local and trendy options for bars
-good value
-wonderful fresh breakfast

Room Tip: higher floors have great hammock spot....don't miss the Capoeira
  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at this "pousada". Our room was close to the kitchen, that is a problem, because in the morning the breakfast preparation causes a lot of noisy. Also the rooms are not well cleaned, so you can feel some bad smell sometimes. And since it is in a beach area inside a nice small forest, humidity is very high, so they should use some dehumidifier to improve the smell. Bed linen and towels also not so good. The best part is he nice breakfast.

Stayed: November 2014, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Renato C
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed at Mata N'ativa on our honeymoon in march 2013 and had a wonderful time. The highlights were the proximity to nature, the beautiful tropical garden, the friendly staff and the delicious breakfasts. Over breakfast we could see hummingbirds and monkeys nearby. The holiday was the perfect mix of relaxation and activities. Daniel is an amazing host and was very helpful. The room was very comfortable with lovely touches like fresh flowers and quality soaps and shampoos. It was also great to be able to borrow dvds and watch them from bed. We would highly recommend Mata N'ativa.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Megajosho
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Daniel went out of his way to welcome us. The Pousada is great, the room was nice too and breakfast was excellent. One warning is that it's proximity to the beach means it's a bit of a walk into town - not far, but it's 5 minutes up a very steep incline with no lighting. Borrow a torch and you'll be in the Quadrado in no time.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

I had a fantastic stay. The pousada is a well oiled operation as Daniel has been running the place for a number of years. Rooms are beautiful, clean and well laid out and they have balconies with the obligatory hammock from which one has a fantastic view of the tropical flora (and the occassional monkey!) in the beautiful gardens. Daniel was a gracious host and nothing was too much trouble. Motorbike rental was arranged with no fuss whatsoever. Breakfast was spectacular. pool very relaxing. Id highly recommend a stay at this beautiful, well run pousada!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank LDouble
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