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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Villa #1100801
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          Villa #1982553
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            Apartment #48717
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              Farmhouse #6739785
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                Villa #1961425
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                  Villa #1785401
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 3 BR
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                    Farmhouse #82660
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
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                      Villa #722622
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        Multiple rentals House #2031010
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                          Cottage #455175
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Villa #8000367
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                              Apartment #6900847
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                                Multiple rentals House #2031010
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                                  • 7 BR
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                                    Apartment #505646
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 5 BR
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                                        Villa #8094525
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          Villa #1468978
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                                              Apartment #8258864
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Chalet #1110856
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                                                                            Villa #8305763
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Villa #855142a
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                                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  House #5065598
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Villa #666174a
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                                                                                      Villa #8000499
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                        • 6 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Chateau / Country House #35362
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Bungalow #514083
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                                                                                                Villa #2396437
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                                                                                                  Villa #1793110
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                                                                                                    Wonderful relaxing holiday!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was our first time holidaying in Portugal and we are so glad we found this Quinta and Monchique! The booking process was very easy and Pascal was very responsive to any questions we had before we arrived. We were met at the local Intermarche supermarket and followed our hosts for the 10 minute drive to their wonderful home. The house is delightful, extremely well equipped, clean and cool. Located perfectly at the top of the valley overlooking Monchique. Although the hosts live next door you are not overlooked and enjoy complete privacy unless you need any assistance where Pascal and Marie are always willing to help. Nothing is too much trouble and they are great hosts. The pool is refreshing and a great place to chill. The gardens are well worth exploring. They are full of fruit trees and during our stay we regularly picked fresh cherries & oranges and juicy lemons were always available for the odd cocktail!. If you don’t fancy using the marvellously equipped kitchen there is a great restaurant 5 mins walk away which is good quality and value. If you want some more options there are 4 restaurants within a few minutes’ drive away. Monchique is a great base from which you can explore. West to the dramatic coast and beaches or south to Portimao and Lagos if that’s what takes your fancy. Great sunsets 15 mins away up at Foia are worth the trip! We had a great time and would love to come back in the future. Thanks for a great holiday Pascal & Marie
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Superb Villa with Breathtaking Pool and Views

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Villa Vida Nova. What a stunning location and a beautiful villa. As has been commented in other reviews there is everything you could possibly need and more. Four of us have visited Portugal many times before, staying in hotels and villas on the coast but none of them match up to the accommodation or location of Nigel and Bev's property, for us it was ideal, remote enough to be private but with facilities within walking distance if we wanted, otherwise only a short drive away. Our holiday was purely for 3 siblings to relax by the pool while two "husbands of" went off to play a couple of rounds of golf. What a pool to relax by - the spectacular view down the valley, watching the swifts, swallows, house martins, buzzards, etc. We had a scorcher of a week with regards to temperatures and the air conditioning came in handy for our last two evenings. If you are considering booking this villa, do it - you won't be disappointed, we couldn't believe our luck - I do a lot of research before picking a holiday home and even I was shocked at how lovely it was.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017