Where to stay around Municipality of Monchique?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 40 holiday lettings near Municipality of Monchique. From 17 villas to 7 houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Municipality of Monchique area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Municipality of Monchique?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Municipality of Monchique. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Monchique Thermal Springs: 5,173 holiday homes
  • Foia Mountain: 4,481 holiday homes
  • Marmelete: 3,186 holiday homes
  • Nossa Senhora do Desterro Convent: 4,637 holiday homes
  • Alferce: 1,758 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Municipality of Monchique! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Municipality of Monchique?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Municipality of Monchique with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Marmelete: 3,186 holiday lettings
  • Alferce: 1,758 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira: 7,049 holiday lettings
  • Carvoeiro: 4,005 holiday lettings
  • Alvor: 3,827 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Municipality of Monchique?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Municipality of Monchique. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monchique Thermal Springs: 5,173 holiday rentals
  • Foia Mountain: 4,481 holiday rentals
  • Nossa Senhora do Desterro Convent: 4,637 holiday rentals
  • Misericordia de Monchique Church: 4,634 holiday rentals
  • Picota Peak: 4,890 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Municipality of Monchique listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Monchiquealso enquired about villas to rent in Carvoeiro, Benalmadena apartments and Madeira villas

Feel at home with a holiday villa in Monchique.

The Monchique region of Portugal is located in the thickly wooded mountain range that separates the Algarve coast from Alentejo. The views from Monchique alone are worth a visit, and the region is unlike anywhere else in Algarve. The climate is cooler and the pace is slow. This is truly a place to unwind and soak in nature. HomeAway has a number of villas in the Monchique region, including villas and homes.

When searching for a apartments the Monchique region, HomeAway is the place to start. There are villas with stunning views and modern amenities such as satellite television and internet access. For those travelling with pets or children, a holiday rental in the Monchique region is a terrific option. Properties with pools, multiple bedrooms, terraces, gardens and barbecues are easy to find and book with HomeAway. Furthermore, HomeAway offers holiday rentals in nearby regions, ideal for travellers who like to move from place to place. Choose from a selection of comfortable holiday homes in Faro, or head west along the coast to Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Old Town Monchique:

The old city centre of Monchique is characterised by narrow cobbled streets that criss-cross their way up the hillside. Charming cafés and traditional restaurants are plentiful. The town square has benches and trees for relaxing as well as a replica of a traditional Moorish water wheel.

Nossa Senhora dos Remedios:

This baroque sanctuary was built in the 18th century in honour of the patron saint of Lamego. The climb up may seem daunting; approximately 700 stairs lead the way, but the path is littered with landings, statues, pavilions, and fountains for a quick break to catch one's breath and enjoy the incredible view.

Caldas de Monchique:

This site has long been known for its healing natural spring waters. The Romans were the first to set up a bath here. Today, the Caldas de Monchique are popular with guests seeking relief from rheumatism and respiratory illnesses. Even if one is not ailing, it is a lovely place to visit.

Serra da Picota:

Serra da Picota is the highest peak in the Algarve region. The view from the top makes the hike up this approx. 3,000ft-tall peak well worth the exertion. The view reaches Faro to the east, Cape St. Vincent to the west, and Serra da Arrabida to the north.

Local food, drink, and crafts:

Shop in small, family-run stores for unique local goods. Visitors to the region ought to try Medronho, a spirit made from distilled indigenous medronho berries, as well as the local honey and sausage. Handicrafts such as chairs, wooden spoons, and ceramics are plentiful.

Monchique Church:

This church, built in the late 15th to early 16th century is located centrally in Monchique town. The interior displays well-preserved examples of 'talha dourada', a special type of gilded woodwork that was popular in the 18th century. Also on display are 17th-century artefacts from the Nossa Senhora do Desterro convent.

Weather in the Monchique region

Since Monchique lies inland, the climate tends to be much milder than on the coast and temperatures tend to stay rather comfortable the whole year round. Even in high summer, average highs are around 26°C with lows of about 18°C. The rainiest month is November, and winter temperatures top out around 16°C.

Travel to the Monchique region

The closest airport to Monchique is in Faro (FAO) with direct connections to most major UK and European airports. Monchique is located about 50 miles from Faro Airport so the drive is only about an hour long. There is no direct train or bus route, so for those who opt for public transport, transferring in Portimão is necessary. Cars are available for hire from a number of agencies at the airport and taxis are plentiful.

Activities and attractions in and around Monchique

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Monchique a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (20.3 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Mina Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Algarve International Autodrome Raceway (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • International Kart Circuit (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Golf Alamos (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery (8.7 mi / 14 km)

Exploring the natural features in Monchique

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Monchique is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocha Beach (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (16.1 mi / 26 km)
  • Luz Beach (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Foia Mountain (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)