Destination guide

Head to the relaxing city of Monchique

Enjoy the culture and other features of Monchique. This city is relaxing and welcoming, recognised for its spas, mountain views and parks. Rocha Beach and Meia Praia Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Monchique

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Monchique a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (20.3 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Mina Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Algarve International Autodrome Raceway (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • International Kart Circuit (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Golf Alamos (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery (8.7 mi / 14 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Monchique

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Monchique is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocha Beach (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (16.1 mi / 26 km)
  • Luz Beach (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Foia Mountain (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Monchique

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 40 mi (64.4 km) away.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Monchique?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Monchique. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Monchique Thermal Springs: 5,886 holiday rentals
  • Marmelete: 3,647 holiday rentals
  • Alferce: 1,766 holiday rentals
  • International Kart Circuit: 5,718 holiday rentals
  • Foia Mountain: 5,108 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Monchique! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Monchique?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Monchique with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Marmelete: 3,647 holiday homes
  • Alferce: 1,766 holiday homes
  • Albufeira: 8,250 holiday homes
  • Lagos: 3,764 holiday homes
  • Carvoeiro: 5,088 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Monchique?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Monchique. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monchique Thermal Springs: 5,886 holiday rentals
  • International Kart Circuit: 5,718 holiday rentals
  • Foia Mountain: 5,108 holiday rentals
  • Misericordia de Monchique Church: 5,267 holiday rentals
  • Mina Park: 6,825 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Monchique listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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