From the fertile earth on the highest slopes of the Algarve spring thermal waters whose quality and benefits for the health are unparalleled. Containing bicarbonate, sodium and large amounts of fluoride, the thermal spa water from Monchique is indicated for the treatment of upper respiratory tract disorders (asthma, bronchitis, allergies, rhinitis and sinusitis), as well as disorders affecting the muscles and bones (muscle tension, tendinitis, arthritis, arthrosis, spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatics and spine deformities).
The modern Monchique Thermal Spa offers approximately 1,250 m2 of space suitably equipped for a vast array of treatments: nebulisers, ultrasound aerosols, nasal irrigation, jacuzzis, whirlpool baths, airbaths, Scottish shower, Vichy shower, mud wraps, massages, sauna, Turkish bath and gymnasium.
To ensure your stay is perfect, the spa town offers a choice of five charming hotels in carefully converted 19th-century buildings, offering spacious, comfortable rooms and the ultimate in first class service.
If you like to keep busy even when you’re on holiday, everything you need is on hand in and around the town. Relax in the outdoor thermal water pool or take a dip in one of the delightful natural springs. Go walking along the trails and in the uplands, and delight in the huge variety of traditional local dishes at the 1962 Restaurant, featuring a famed outdoor seating area with centuries-old elm trees. Or call in at the Wine&Tapas Bar “O Tasco”, a wonderful place with stone walls dating back to the 13th century and an outdoor seating area surrounded by natural greenery and furnished with cork oak tables and benches.
If you want to explore a bit farther afield, you can discover the breathtaking beauty of the entire surrounding area, with natural wonders such as the Peak of Foia, eight kilometers away, historical monuments and museums (the city of Silves is just 40 km from Monchique) and many other leisure and entertainment options.