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The escape to nature you seek

Located in the largest mountain of the Algarve area, in Monchique the international visitor can find the perfect countryside lifestyle. Who does not like nature? With an average temperature of 21 degrees and low precipitation throughout the year, you will get to enjoy many outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, jeep safari, or hiking all the way up to Peak Foia, the highest place in el Algarve, where you will blessed with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you decide to buy a property in Monchique, you will certainly lead a very different life from that of your fellow expats that have chosen the most populated towns in the Algarve coast. Not only will you be enjoying a healthier and close to nature lifestyle in a beautiful mountain range, but also the smaller presence of expat residents in this area will drive you closer to the local Portuguese community. If you choose to, your life in Monchique will give you a perfect opportunity to hone up your Portuguese language skills and make strong local friendships. And besides hiking opportunities, this area has much more to offer. For example, if you buy a property in Monchique you cannot miss Caldas de Monchique. This astonishing and historic village as old as Roman times is filled with delicious food products you need to try, such as medronho (honey) or a special meat sausage only found in this town. And, of course, don’t forget to visit the thermal springs for a relaxing escape. If the calm and quite that you can find in Monchique proves to be too much at some point, you just have to remember that the bars and restaurants of Albufeira and Praia da Rocha are only a 20 minute drive away. And for a more ambitious escapade, Faro and its international airport are only 90 km away.

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