Green city destination Lisbon Portugal

Looking for recommendations of eco-friendly hotels, tours, activities and restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal? The following are our favorite sustainability-focused hotels, tours and travel activities in Lisbon.

We’ve also put together a list of healthy eateries and vegetarian restaurants, info on the weather in Lisbon and other useful travel information.

Eco-friendly Lisbon hotels

Inspira Santa Marta

Lobby at Boutique Hotel Inspira Santa Marta, Lisbon

A sustainability champion known well beyond Lisbon city borders, Inspira Santa Marta is a four star boutique hotel with five-star prices, but well worth the investment. Inspira Santa Marta is well located, professional, inspiring, healthy – a design hotel built with Feng Shui in mind.

Open Brasserie, the hotel’s restaurant, is elegant and urban, uses regional produce wherever possible and caters to gluten-free and most other dietary requirements – see restaurant review further below.

Read our review or check availability and rates. More about sustainability at Inspira Santa Marta hotel in the interview with Nicolas Roucos by the Sustainability Leaders Project.

Corinthia Hotel

Corinthia hotel Lisbon Reception

Located at the outskirts of central Lisbon but with trains and metro station across the road, Corinthia Hotel Lisbon will appeal to travellers looking for distinctively “old school” five-star – luxury and elegance all the way from the recently renovated lobby, the bar, the rooms and the executive lounge on 24th floor.

As Portugal’s largest business and convention hotel, Corinthia’s award-winning conference facilities are impressive, only topped by the magnificent views from the executive lounge, the enormous spa and wellness area located on second floor, and the hotel’s friendly, efficient and superb staff.

Read our review or check availability and rates

Lisbon tours & urban adventures

Unless your mission is to simply unwind, relax and recover from a business visit – for example in Corinthia Lisboa’s spa area – exploring Lisbon will likely be the main purpose of your visit. Here are a few tips on how to make the best of your time in the city of seven hills and frequent traffic jams (yes, just like Rome..).

Eco Tuk Tuk Tours Lisboa

Explore green city destination Lisbon with Eco Tuk tours

Get all the action and sights without the sweat and hassle: Among the trillions of Tuk Tuk tours now available in Lisbon (which can be quite annoying for both residents and tourists), Eco Tuk private tours were the pioneers in offering a four-wheeled sightseeing tour on an open, electric vehicle which gets you close to all the inner-city highlights but without the noise and pollution of the older tuk tuks. Our tour with Joao lasted for two hours – highly recommended.

Read our review

Healthy eateries and vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon

When it comes to restaurants, Lisbon really has everything on offer, including plenty of vegetarian options. Our favorites:

Open Brasserie Mediterranica

Ambience of Open Brasserie Mediterranica in Lisbon

Located within Inspira Santa Marta Hotel but open to everyone, Open Brasserie is a restaurant with a relaxed, urban atmosphere and excellent service. The mouth-watering dishes on offer are created with sustainability in mind.

Read our review

Jardim dos Sentidos

Where: Rua da Mãe d’Água, nº 3 (walking distance from Inspira Santa Marta Hotel) | Website (Portuguese only)

A distinctly vegetarian restaurant in the very heart of Lisbon – great terrace and relaxed ambiance off the tourist path. A restaurant conscious about the nutritional and therapeutic values of food, which is a fusion between South American, European and Oriental with lacto-vegetarian and vegan options.

PSI Restaurante Vegetariano

Where: Alameda St. António dos Capuchos (walking distance from Inspira Santa Marta Hotel) | Website

Recommended by our local Airbnb host. Beautiful setting, great place for a romantic dinner. We had cannelloni with ricotta and spinach, seitan with vegetables and creamy sauce and a delicious lentil soup.


Where: R. 1º de Dezembro 51 (walking distance from Inspira Santa Marta Hotel) | Website

We discovered this vegetarian cafeteria by chance. Located in basement of Celeiro bio-supermarket, popular with workers and locals. Avoid pastries, go for fresh salads, soups and cakes.

Weather in Lisbon & other travel info

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