Located in Moncarapacho, in Portugal’s eastern Algarve, lies Vila Monte Farmhouse. Only a 25 minute drive from Faro Airport this beautiful property is in an area of outstanding natural beauty near to the wild beaches and salt ponds of the Ria Formosa National Park.
Surrounded by orange groves and gardens, accommodation in this charming farmhouse features typical elegant Algarve architecture and colourful decor within a choice of deluxe or superior rooms or exclusive suites. The rooms have been thoughtfully restored and decorated in local style. On arrival at this unique property you will be guaranteed a warm welcome from the attentive staff that are on hand to make your stay as relaxing and peaceful as possible. Fantastic facilities include two swimming pools, gym, lobby market, bar, lounge, library, grocery store and two excellent restaurants. Enjoy rustic, homemade healthy food at À Terra Restaurant or discover the creative cuisine with an evening dinner on the terrace at Laranjal Restaurant.
The sleepy village of Moncarapacho can be reached via a 25-minute walk or short car journey, or for a great choice of shops and nightlife, the gorgeous town of Tavira is 15 minutes away by car.
Close by are the superb golf courses of Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim, Benamor, Isla Canela and Monte Rei. A particular favourite is the Seve Ballesteros designed Quinta do Vale. With stunning far reaching views over the Guadiana River, the course sits in a natural valley overlooked by the Clubhouse. Typical of Seve’s design, the course features 6 Par-5´s, 6 Par-4´s and 6 Par-3´s. Watch out for a large “S” shaped bunker that is synonymous in all of the golf courses he designed!
Wellness packages, gastronomic experiences, horse riding along the lagoon, cultural Serra hiking, wildlife / birding and Vila Monte running routes are just a few of the many activities available at this hidden gem, which we highly recommend for those looking for a taste of authentic Portugal.