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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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (21 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1171286
    21
    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #1069578
      22
      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1982553
        4
        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (12 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          Villa #1100801
          12
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Apartment #48717
            11
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Farmhouse #6739785
              1
              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Farmhouse #82660
                12
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (8 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #1961425
                  8
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Villa #1785401
                    2
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #722622
                      9
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 7 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 14
                        House #2505707
                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #6900847
                          3
                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #455175
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Villa #8000367
                              5
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Multiple rentals House #2031010
                                2
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Multiple rentals House #2031010
                                  5
                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #505646
                                    3
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #8258864
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #861070vb
                                        1
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (9 reviews)
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                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Villa #8094525
                                          9
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #1642542
                                            1
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Farmhouse #1886894
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Farmhouse #1614371
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Villa #1468978
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                    Villa #8150877
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Farmhouse #8126457
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8250470
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #6847276
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                            Villa #1296905
                                                              • 7 BR
                                                              • 7 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 14
                                                              Villa #1241200
                                                              3
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Villa #1241199
                                                                3
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #644816vb
                                                                  5
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #6885828
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Villa #8305763
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Villa #1436319
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          House #1432421
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 7 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Villa #8081810
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (4 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Chalet #1110856
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Villa #855142a
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Villa #8154230
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #5065598
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (35 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Villa #666174a
                                                                                      35
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Villa #8000499
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #683868a
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Bungalow #514083
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Chateau / Country House #35362
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #2396437
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                                                    • 7 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                    Villa #1793110

                                                                                                    Monchique region Villas & Apartments (55)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    A GREAT STAY

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    What a fantastic place! Nine of us stayed, 6 adults and our three grandsons. The villa was large enough for everyone to have a private space or to gather together on the terrace, in the garden, in the lounge, dining room or, more especially the fantastic pool that kept our grandsons very happy throughout the day. The views from the impressive terraced grounds are expansive over the plain to the distant southern coast. The location, high on Mount Foia, gives the views and means that you are in a most tranquil and relaxing setting. Monchique is 10 minutes or so drive away and there’s an Intermarche for croissants and essential BBQ supplies. The villa’s heavy stone walls help control the indoor temperature but there’s plenty of fireplaces if you’re visiting out of the summer season. Many thanks to James for a marvellous creation and a great stay.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    Get away from it all

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Peaceful, private, cozy, comfortable and managed by the delightful Pascal and Marie. The booking process was remarkably easy and straight forward, and Pascal is very responsive to emails. Having been to Monchique previously, we were looking forward to the visit and we were not disappointed. This is by far one of the best equipped villa's I've ever stayed in! The pool is lovely and the covered patios provide welcome respite from the sun at lunchtime and/or dinner. We will go back again; I highly recommend this place.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 04, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017