Where do you go for a relaxing time in the Algarve? I would say head to Caldas de Monchique.
Caldas de Monchique is a spa town located high up on the Monchique mountains in Algarve. It is well-known for its thermal spring water and tranquil environment with beautiful waterfalls and nature. It's the perfect spot to go hiking or simply take a break to rejuvenate and relax.
Things to do in Monchique
Spa at Caldas de Monchique
Caldas de Monchique is a charming spa town famous for its natural springs. This ancient health resort is today a thermal spa with modern facilities and wide range of treatments.
There are several hike routes through the nearby forests. A walk up to Foia, the highest point in the Algarve (902 meters above sea level) offers panoramic views of the region, on a clear day.
Medronho is a popular liquor in the Algarve. It is made from the Medronho berries growing on the hills of Monchique and is usually served after dinners.
Where to eat and drink
Delicious homemade cooking and fantastic views over the mountains: Restaurante O Luar da Foia
Well cooked Portuguese dishes served with kindness: Restaurante Jardim das Oliveiras
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