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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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                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                This was a last minute holiday and we were so glad to stay in the mountains with stunning views down to the south. We travelled to the West coast beaches which we found much quieter and Wilder, it was 45mins but a interesting drive through Cork and Eucalyptus forests . The owners were very helpful although we didn't meet them , they answered all our questions very quickly and had a lovely neighbour to deliver the key .We have recommended this house to friends wanting a quiet retreat . Thank you
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic Villa set in scenic woods

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                We had the please sure of staying at the villa in Aug 16. Its roughly 1 hr away from Faro airport, and if you follow the supplied instructions its very easy to find. The villa is very spacious with separate living room and dining room, the lounge comes with satellite TV which gives you the basic BBC and news channels. The villa comes with Wifi which is 3G based so the connection speeds can be intermittent, its fine for web browsing, IM, snap chat etc, however you may struggle to watch netflix or BBC iplayer i would recommend downloading any films. The bedrooms again are spacious, and the mattress are nice and firm, my only grip is whilst all the rooms have fans, their is no AC, due to the location of the villa its quite cool at night however towards the end of our stay it the temperature reached the late 30s and we would have preferred AC. cleaning lady visits every day to clean the villa and change bedding and she can help resolve any issues and also advise on places to go and see, when we arrived at the villa some of the sun beds where damaged and she arranged for new ones the next day. a few more parasouls would be good. The villa is clean and the photos fairly depict the furniture and style of the villa. The pool is a lagoon style pool in a figure 8 shape, its split into 2 halfs, the first half is shallow about 70cm deep so ideal for young kids, the 2nd half is 1.80cm deep so older kids can jump. The pools roughly about 8m long so you can really do lenghts in it. It looks amazing at night with the pool lights on so some great pictures.. The best thing about the villa is its locations, its away from any main stream tourist bars and restaurants and .so if you want to experience the real Portugal this is the villa for you. There are a number of local restaurants on the main rd, and they are great value for money and very friendly. One of the gems about this is villa is its very secluded so at night the Sky comes alive and if you go to the top balcony its great for Star gazing. If you want to go a bit more main stream the large town of Albufeira and Portimao are roughly 30-40 mins away in a car and approx 20euros in a Taxi. Another great drive is mount Foia which is approx 1000m and if you have the nerve to drop to the top you will be rewarded with some amazing views. The owners provide a fantastic guide to the villa and how to use the facilities and also the local area, which has some handy tips about locations to see and visit.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Excellent 😊

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                                                                                                We had a lovely time at this house very clean and welcoming. Had everything there that you required and more. We meet with Cassandra and she is very friendly and the house is a credit to them perfect place to relax. Rob,Teresa & Kayleigh
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016