9. Monchique

“Green, how I love you green”. The poet might have written from the wooded slopes of Monchique, because after the heat of the Algarve beaches, it is the coolest of the hills that is most striking. These are landscapes perfect for reflection to discover horizons that end only in the sea, for healthy walks along footpaths and beside crystalline rivers amidst rugged hills. The presence of man is reflected in the white houses that are scattered across the landscape and the terraces that are cut into the slopes and planted with fruit trees and vegetable beds. The many charms of Monchique invite you to a detailed visit of the community.