Monchique is located about 15 kilometers inland in the Algarve. It is one of the highest villages in the mountains of the Algarve and known for, its natural source and wellness, among other things. The Serra of Monchique, It is located in a protected nature reserve, and is endowed with a rich flora and fauna. That is why it is also called the garden of the Algarve and an excellence walking area. It's worth visiting Monchique and Caldas de Monchique, just for the ride up through the beautiful nature.
Caldas de Monchique is close to this village and is where the Romans discovered the healing spring water from the mountains. This comes out of the mountain at a temperature between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius. It is said that this water is very healthy for the body. The central town square has a great atmosphere and a perfect place to relax or to enjoy a drink and a snack.
The highest point is Fóia and is a stone's throw from Monchique. From this point you have a magnificent view of the entire south coast of the Algarve and the ocean.