NEAR: Portimao: 25Km. Faro: 85Km. Sea: 25km.
River: 1 km Shops: 3 km City center: 3 Km
The climax of 'Serra de Monchique' amounts to 902 m Other beautiful places to explore. The presence of a lush subtropical vegetation is due to the very favorable climate. Numerous streams, springs and rivers are popular since Roman times, especially hot springs that come from the sides of the mountain. Sources Malhada Quente da Fonte Santa Caldade Monchique and are known for their therapeutic properties. If you need a place to escape the stress of your busy life, you do not run out of choices, places to hide in the mountains. The many hiking trails in the region will lead to areas removed from the Algarve, offering scenic viewpoints from across the region to the ocean. It lists a total of 300 km walk.
Monchique is a small mountain town located 450 m above sea level in the region of the Algarve. Surrounded by natural "walls" composed of pines, cork oaks, eucalyptus, chestnut and strawberry, you will probably be seized by the lush vegetation contrasting with the white facades of the houses lit by the azure blue of a sky perfectly sunny.
The visit takes place in Monchique feet and merit. You will discover through narrow streets up and down constantly, pretty little houses with white walls, door frames and colored windows, adorned with the famous chimneys shaped skirt ("sala"), very typical of the region.
Do not miss the inevitable parish church of "Nossa das Dores entora" built in the fifteenth / sixteenth century with its beautiful manuléin porch and tiles.
Lovers of nature baladeront in urban park along the river which rises a huge araucaria 34 m. Ideal for a morning walk, picnic and other outdoor recreation.
To appreciate the beauty of Monchique, please visit the Largo de Sao Sebastio offering a panorama of the city and its surroundings.
The authenticity of Monchique lies not only in its heritage, but also in his craft that people were able to continue through the generations.
Basketry, weaving, pottery, ceramics, woodworking, producing the famous "sun-scissors" may not seduce you; especially if you take the time to chat with the artisans who will be happy to share with you their passion.
Monchique is also a discovery through the taste buds: meats (including pork sausages, ham), honey AOC, digestive waterborne arbutus of life and divine almond pastries.
The area offers many different tours:
Caldas de Monchique
The only spa in the Algarve famous for the virtues of its waters and the beauty of its setting.
The thermal water of Monchique treats respiratory infections, muscle and skin routes. Historic buildings are enhanced by a huge park where old trees and the gentle sound of the river provide an incredible serenity.
Convent of Nossa Senhora do Desterro (Our Lady of Exile)
This Franciscan convent dating from the seventeenth century was heavily damaged by an earthquake produced in the eighteenth century. Overlooking the village of Monchique, magnificent ruins sit among lush hills whose sole guardian a huge magnolia.
Serra de Monchique
Continue winding road to Monchique Foia peak rising to 902 m above sea level and discover a panoramic view over the mountains of the Algarve and its coastline.
Many routes are possible, each offering the discovery of incredibly diverse landscapes and fauna through maritime subtropical climate enjoyed massive.
Various outdoor activities then punctuate your day: hiking, horseback riding, ATV rides, guided observation of the fauna and flora of the Algarve.
For lovers of authentic vacation, discover the Algarve Monchique based you: its mild Mediterranean climate, lush landscapes, the diversity of its flora, the generosity of its gastronomy, crafts and its population will seduce you .
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the 11 golf clubs around Monchique, the nearest being located 13 km (Morgado Reguengo Gulf).
From the villa you have access either to the West Coast, with more wild surf, or the south coast with its coves and beaches.
Monchique is a haven of peace and scent away from the bustle of the coast while having in front of the sea and the mountain with the view from the terraces of our villa.