We cross forests of pines, eucalyptus and strawberry-trees to arrive at Monchique. This village perched in the mountain of Monchique which culminates at 902 meters of altitude, offers another Algarve, greener and authentic.
The spring water of the hills which flows through the city offers a refreshing halt. This water feeds the fountains of the village place then runs out towards Caldas de Monchique, where it will be bottled and sold in Algarve.
The caldas of Monchiques are the only and single thermal baths of Portugal. They are located at 6km south of Monchique. At the hot season, Portuguese comes to enjoy the freshness and the benefits from its water.
In the heights of the village, you can distinguish the silhouette from an old franciscan convent, ruined by the seism of 1755. And to discover the good local products (honey, cooked-meat and strawberry-trees brandy), go in one of the small shops of the village.