As the warmer months approach, the Baptista free delivery service is here to help you make the most of your free time
Apr16

As the warmer months approach, the Baptista free delivery service is here to help you make the most of your free time

Ready for the season – April 16, 2024 | Inside Promotion The high season in the Algarve is a favourite for tourists, but if you were to ask locals what their favourite time of year is, the answer would be “the months just before summer”. The temperatures are pleasantly warm, perfect to enjoy some time outdoors as the region begins to awaken from the winter slumber before the hustle and bustle of summer begins. It is a time for us to...

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Monchique’s Food Festival “Vamos à Vila” starts this May 27
May26

Monchique’s Food Festival “Vamos à Vila” starts this May 27

Handicrafts, local foods, demonstrations, workshops, and musical performances to celebrate the local traditions – May 26, 2023 Located on the Algarve hills, the idyllic town of Monchique is hosting the second edition of the local food festival “Vamos à Vila” this Saturday, May 27, from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday, May 28, from 11am to 9.30pm. “Vamos à Vila” will feature handicrafts, local foods, demonstrations, workshops, and...

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Porca Preta Gallery in Monchique Presents Nature and Fantasy by Barbara Thomas
Mar29

Porca Preta Gallery in Monchique Presents Nature and Fantasy by Barbara Thomas

The art exhibition starts on April 2 – March 29, 2023 Barbara Thomas, a Swiss painter who has lived in Monchique for several years, will be exhibiting her works of art at the Porca Preta Gallery, in Monchique, this April. Her love for Portugal is reflected in her various works. Nature, Fantasy and the people of the Alentejo are the source of her inspiration and title of some of her paintings. The inauguration will take place this...

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Monchique celebrates its local heritage and producers with new event
Mar03

Monchique celebrates its local heritage and producers with new event

Monchique City Council reveals its annual events calendar with innovative concepts – March 3, 2023 The new 2023 Programme focuses on preserving the council’s heritage, supporting local products and offering rural experiences On May 27 and 28, “Vamos à vila” (Let’s go to town) will be the town’s first event. The initiative is a new concept, which will incorporate the famous Feira dos Enchidos (Sausage Fair), typically held in March....

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Monchique promoted in international campaign
Dec12

Monchique promoted in international campaign

“Let Monchique guide your adventure” is the motto of the new Algarve Tourism campaign aimed at every type of traveller – December 12, 2022 The Algarve Tourism Association (ATA) has launched a new promotional campaign inviting tourists to discover Monchique. With the motto, “Let Monchique guide your adventure”, it challenges visitors to explore the various experiences the destination offers for every type of traveller. The campaign...

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A New four-star Boutique Hotel in Monchique is “a paradise between the mountains and the sea”
Sep09

A New four-star Boutique Hotel in Monchique is “a paradise between the mountains and the sea”

One with nature: Earlier this year, the former D. Carlos Regis Hotel became the Pure Monchique Hotel – September 9, 2022 In April, a new four-star boutique hotel was inaugurated in Monchique, promising to create a “paradise between the mountains and the sea”, following the complete revamp of the former D. Carlos Regis Hotel. It boasts 22 rooms and suites and is managed by Unlock Boutique Hotels. Pure Monchique Hotel is set within the...

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New four-star boutique hotel opened in Monchique
May03

New four-star boutique hotel opened in Monchique

The new four-star boutique hotel in Monchique has already been recommended by the prestigious Condé Nast guide – May 3, 2022 Former D. Carlos Regis Hotel becomes Pure Monchique Hotel, a four-star boutique hotel promising to create a “paradise between the mountains and the sea”. Pure Monchique Hotel is set within the small beauty spot of Caldas de Monchique and is one of the four hotels that are part of the Villa Termal Caldas de...

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Júlia´s jams
Apr20

Júlia´s jams

The best ingredients and traditional recipes make the jams from Doces da Julinha absolutely unforgettable. They´re also the perfect gift They say that every cloud has a silver lining. This could well apply to the story of Júlia Inácio: born and bred in Monchique, she worked in the hotel industry on the Algarve coast, and later in the Alentejo, until some years ago. However, the ill-fated financial crisis led to sackings everywhere,...

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Macdonald Monchique
Sep07

Macdonald Monchique

Inside visited the new Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, a luxury haven away from the busy coastline   Anyone hoping to escape the scorching Algarve heat and its bustling beaches can now enjoy a luxurious holiday in the foothills of the beautiful Monchique Mountains. The former Longevity Wellness Resort, which had been closed for several months, has been taken over by leading UK hotel group MacDonald Hotels & Resorts and...

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AN EVERGREEN WORLD
Jul06

AN EVERGREEN WORLD

THE LITTLE PICTURESQUE SPA TOWN OF CALDAS DE MONCHIQUE IS THE ANTITHESIS OF THE ALGARVE’S SEASIDE RESORTS In Caldas de Monchique, it is easy to think that you are in a different region of Portugal, or even in another country. It is hard to believe that the beach and the sea are a mere 30 kilometres away. Thanks to the humid and mild, sub- tropical maritime mountain climate, the fertile granite soil and the many springs and...

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