Monchique is one of the most charming places on the Algarve and it's very different from the tourist coast. It sits atop the high Serra de Monchique range of hills that deflect cool winds and endow the Algarve with it's stable climate.
With dazzling views and a mild climate, Monchique's air is fresh and many activities take place on the unaltered hills: guided walks, horse riding, flower and bird's watchers, mountain biking, Yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and crystaltherapy.
A little way down the south-facing hill, surrounded by gardens is Caldas de Monchique. Those who choose to visit this charming village will find the quietness and the life of a different Algarve. Famous for its spa and its bottled water, they say that just a drop will add years to your life!
And remember that in just half-an-hour you can explore the Algarve coast and in three hours you can be in Spain or Lisbon.