Mauro Moro

Cachoa Resort
Lagos- Algarve - PORTUGAL

Project in collaboration with GUMMAVITTA – (2022)

G.F.A. = 2.000 sqm

24 Keys


A resort set in the hills of Lagos, near the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve. Algarve is a world-famous beach destination in the south of Portugal. The project aims to create an alternative experience to the mass tourism of the coastline. 

Focused on a strong interaction with the rural setting and paying tribute to the vernacular architectural heritage of the region, this project will enable relaxation, fun and experience.

The client desires to create tourism equipment in rural areas, namely a “rural hotel” in the Cachoa area, close to Lagos. This vision relies on the characteristics of the land, which is excellent for hotels, given the good accessibility from the N125 and A22, the proximity to the centre of Lagos, and the peaceful rural context and the landscape. 

The land faces south, enjoying a very advantageous panorama and solar orientation. The objective is to build 25 accommodation units, all common areas, reception and leisure, and a communal swimming pool and outdoor spaces with quality landscaping.

The design aims to explore alternatives based on the local architectural heritage to define the best direction for the environment and experience for future guests. Indeed the architectonic language will be contemporary yet able to integrate elements of a rustic and traditional nature, immersing with the architecture of the Algarve flavour.

Design by Miguel Sousa and Mauro Moro 

Image credits:

Miguel Sousa / Gummavitta