Here at Quinta Algarve, we attach great importance to the fact that even our youngest guests feel comfortable and that you as a family can spend a relaxing holiday in Portugal. Enjoy unforgettable days with us in the Serra de Monchique in the southwest of the Algarve. Our Quinta Algarve is located in a former country house with its own eco pool and a large, wild garden. In the summer months we offer you an active and varied holiday with children here. Your children can let off steam in the creative workshop, hiking, mountain biking and surfing, while the parents relax with yoga and massages. We also offer special yoga retreats for the whole family several times a year.
The highlights of a family holiday in the Algarve
With its fertile mountain slopes and the fragrant pine and eucalyptus forests, the Serra de Monchique forms an impressive contrast to the nearby Atlantic coast. The tranquil town of the same name is known far beyond the borders of Portugal for its handicrafts, textiles, ceramics and wood carvings. In addition, some taverns, small shops and rustic restaurants invite you to stroll. The mountains of Monchique are a wonderful starting point for a sporty and eventful family holiday in Portugal, but at the same time a place where young and old can relax in peace. The proximity to the coast also offers the opportunity to explore various beaches during your holiday in Portugal and to spend relaxing days in the waves with the children.
The former Portuguese country house is located in the middle of an attractive hiking and biking area at an altitude of 495 m. Here in the mountains there is consistently a very mild climate, which is ideal for a walk in nature or the village of Monchique, only 10 minutes away. In addition, the south and west coast beckons in only about 30 minutes by car with wonderful beaches and the ideal place for surfing or to spend relaxing days on the beach.
The quinta is nestled in a spacious, natural garden with an eco-pool, sunbathing lawns, fruit trees, cozy arbors, a pond and a yoga area. Here you can move freely with your children and explore nature on your own.
The main house has been restored true to detail in the traditional style and transformed into a guest house with simply furnished but sun-drenched guest rooms. In the main house there are several double rooms with their own bathroom, for larger families there is the neighboring house with the 3 maisonette family rooms. If you want a little more privacy, you can also book one of our two apartments. These detached houses are suitable for up to many people and, in addition to a bathroom, also have their own kitchen and private terrace. The winter garden and a billiard room in the main building offer a cozy setting for conversations and exchanges with other guests.
Enjoy the view of the mountains after getting up on your family vacation in Portugal. Breakfast is served in front of or in the winter garden, depending on the weather. Dinner takes place with all guests and offers varied, fresh cuisine for young and old.
In July and August, the Quinta Algarve is entirely geared towards families or travelers with children, here the little guests come first. Because of our own family and our three children, it is particularly important to us to create a place where not only the parents, but also the children feel comfortable. Children can run around with us as they please, romp around, make the pool unsafe, jump on the trampoline or help out in the garden. In addition, there is a varied children's program in summer, in which children between 6 and 14 years of age are warmly looked after for 15-20 hours a week. The individually created program offers a mix of creativity, sport and nature and enables parents to relax by the pool during this time or to take a trip to the surrounding region or the beaches in the south and west of the Algarve. In addition, yoga courses for the whole family are held several times a week, which can be booked in a relaxed and spontaneous manner on site. If you would like to spend a few relaxing days on the beach in addition to the mountain region, you can pack the necessary sand toys and a parasol in Quinta and plan an excursion with the family.
This retreat is aimed specifically at yogis who are already parents and would like to experience a special yoga experience for the whole family. During this week, not only the adults, but also the children get to know the practice of AcroYoga and can spend valuable time with the family in Portugal together with yoga, acrobatics and elements of Thai massage. The playful nature of AcroYoga is particularly suitable for practice with children and conveys joy in movement and one's own body. The retreat is suitable for children from 4 years.
Exemplary daily routine:
7: 00-8: 30 a.m. individual getting up and small breakfast buffet
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. AcroYoga
10:30 a.m. extensive brunch together, with the option of taking a picnic for the afternoon
12: 00-17: 00 free time
5: 00-6: 30 p.m. AcroYoga
6:30 p.m. dinner together
Hiking: The quinta is the start and destination for many attractive hikes. From easy walks to sporty trekking, there are numerous offers for every taste. The highest mountain in the region, Foia (902 m), also known as the roof of the Algarve, is surrounded by dense forests and rewards the excursionist with a wonderful panoramic view of the entire coastal region.
Biking: Mountain bikes can be rented from the quinta, with which families with children can explore the area on their own. Guided tours are also available on request. These lead, for example, to the nearby south and west coast or to the charming reservoir "Barragem de Bravura". This lake is ideal for swimming, fishing, paddling and hiking.
Surfing: The numerous beaches of the breathtaking west coast offer excellent conditions for surfing beginners and advanced surfers. Courses for children from the age of 10 and adults can be booked at special price conditions via the Quinta Algarve. A surf course can also be ideally combined with a trip to other places on the beach.
Other activities: Other sporting activities in the Algarve such as kite surfing, wakeboarding, canoe tours, free climbing and horse riding can be booked through the quinta or through cooperating local