Monchique is a market town up in the Serra de Monchique, which is a thickly wooded mountain range separating the Algarve from Alentejo. The houses in Monchique are typically Algarvean with their white walls and bands of colour around the windows and doors,
The centre of Monchique is characterised by lots of narrow cobbled streets criss-crossing up the hillside with a spattering of cafes and restaurants. The central square boasts an attractive paved area with benches, trees and a lovely water feature, including an example of a Moorish water wheel. Monchique is a very quiet and relaxed place, which is ideal for pottering around and appreciating the fantastic views.
Monchique offers all services including bank, cash machines, pharmacy, hospital, doctor, dentist, vet, large supermarket, bars, restaurants, shops, hotels, market, etc.