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Things to do in Monchique

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“Peak Fóia is, with its 902 meters above sea level, the highest peak in Algarve and offers a magnificent view. Don´t forget to stop in cosy Monchique on the way where you can visit the thermal bath. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Sports fans can test their own driving skills on the go-karts circuit. The facility has more than 50 karts for hire and there is a track for children up to the age of six. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“A land of wooded hills, fragrant orchards and natural springs, the area around the town of Monchique invites you to put all thoughts of sand and beaches temporarily aside and appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of rural Algarve. Be aware that it is a few kilometers to travel, so expect a full day”
  • 26 locals recommend
Sublocality
“A Thermal bath that was already used by kings in the past. Nice shady places for a hot day.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Health
“One of the few places in the world with high PH water: 9.5 - it is tremendous! - You can buy water from Monchique in Supermarche in Messines or fill your bottles at the fontain here. A romantic place.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can see most of Algarve on the clear day. there are many walks from Monchique and Marmelete to the Foia as well as you can reach it with car”
  • 20 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Amazing view, delicious food, good portions and cheap. Book before, its always full. Monchique mountains, 30min driving from Lagos but its worth it. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“If you want to head inland then head on up to Monchique. Stop off in Caldas da Monchique for a coffee and then the town of Monchique for lunch and then head up to Foia for incredible views over the South and West coast of the Algarve. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Free swimming pool. Terraces on the central square to hang out. Good supermarkets and small shops. Nice restaurants.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Park
“Em contacto com a natureza desfrutando as belas paisagens da serra de Monchique”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants in Algarve, situated in the green lush hills of Monchique. Some 15-20 minutes by car from Lagos in wonderful serpentine roads. Here I usually eat leg of pork or whole roasted lamb. Enjoy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is inspired by the local traditions, unified by the Monchique mountains. In the menu, the cabbage stew, the Monchique style stuffed squids, the chicken with almonds and the stewed goat really stand out.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Barlefante is a well designed bar and nightclub open from early afternoon on serving nice snacks, salads and hamburgers Sometimes live music or Dj's on the weekend and Jam sessions on Thursday night.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Racetrack
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2

Top restaurants

Portuguese Restaurant
“Amazing view, delicious food, good portions and cheap. Book before, its always full. Monchique mountains, 30min driving from Lagos but its worth it. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants in Algarve, situated in the green lush hills of Monchique. Some 15-20 minutes by car from Lagos in wonderful serpentine roads. Here I usually eat leg of pork or whole roasted lamb. Enjoy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is inspired by the local traditions, unified by the Monchique mountains. In the menu, the cabbage stew, the Monchique style stuffed squids, the chicken with almonds and the stewed goat really stand out.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simple but good food and the best view of Monchique! And at 5 minute WALK from Pirilampo.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic typical restaurant in Serra de Monchique, with an astonishing view! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very rustic,groovy and funny place a bit outside of Monchique (Tojeiro). Pizza from the stone oven as much you can eat and 3 drinks for 10€. Livemusik and Dj's, Cocktail Bar, Coffee and Waffles from 6:00pm to 6:00am open only Friday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Family run resturant as the name suggests run by three generations of the same family. Traditional Portuguese food & wine is very good here. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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