Monchique Things to Do
If you are lucky you will see Jorge on his Donkey(Passarinho), They are normaly just up above the spa town of Caldas Monchique at the view point on the main road, They stay on site posing for photos and taking to tourists from about 1300 to 1500. Jorge wears a Leather gaucho style hat and a poncho while his Donkey is decorated with bright blankets...more
the highest point in the algarve is just up the hill from monchique. Its a crazy drive up the hill (and down) but the views are outstanding. you can see all the way to the coast. the best reason for this drive are the restaurants dotted up the hill. pull in at one and enjoy piri-piri chicken. Its an awesome flavour sensation with a view to matchmore
__________________________________________________the town of monchique. the houses of Monchique display many of the traditional features of the architecture in the Algarve - white walls, carved stonework, stripes of color around doors and windows.The narrow streets that wind up the steep hillside, revealing fresh and green views at every turn,...more
Caldas De Monchique, Monchique, 8550-232, pt
Good for: Business
Alto da Foia, Foia, Monchique, 8550, Portugal
Good for: Couples
Estrada da Foia, Apartado 97, Monchique, 8550-909, Portugal
Good for: Solo
Getting to Monchique is not hard, buses come from Silves and Portimao. Where there are trains (please note the train station is miles from silves, but the Portimao one is very central and not too far from the bus terminal. With cheap car rental off season it's pretty easy to drive around yourself, this is obviously the most flexible option and you will see more. Hitch-hiking is easy enough. Roads connect from Santa Clara, Aljezur, Silves, Portimao and San Marcos de Serra (tho this road is proan to the odd tree falling on it)
Monchique Local Customs
__________________________________________________included on the safari-serra de monchique tip. on yur path of that wonderfull day driving throu' nature yu get to pass in a small village, behind the "sunset" and witness men and women doing baskets and all kind of wooden works for yu to buy and for them to have some sort of incom, from their...more
You will see many old ladies chatting around the town as many of the young yearn for the big city and leave the sleepy little town as soon as they are old enough to go. One of the things I had noticed around Portugal is that many of the doors on the older buildings are huge which is funny as many of the Portuguese people are short.Always great the...more
8 Hotels in Monchique
__________________________________________________serra de monchiqe sorrounding the awsome village of monchique. this tip yu can follow by just going, to a one of several others, tourist offers and let yourself driven into the site. i took a safari,no animals in sight thou', and had a great time .a gorgeous restaurant on the way provides yu a great...more
In Monchique you will find everything you need for a spa vacation. There is good shopping for local crafts, good food and the Algarve is only a short drive away so you can get some beach time as well. In the summer many of the Portuguese from the coast come to Monchique to escape the heat of the day so you will find many “day trip” folks running...more
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