Caldas De Monchique, Algarve, Portugal Tel: 01983 852555 Mobile: 07817 270 343 Email:


WATERSPORTS can be found in Portimao, Praia da Rocha and Alvor as well as Lagos and a host of other seaside areas. These range from surfing and waterskiing to dolphin watching cruises and river trips, from exploring coastal caves to trips on old pirate ships, modern yachts or powerboats. You will see many vendors offering trips to the caves. We would recommend going in one of the smaller cheaper boats at Lagos, as they will take you right into the sea caves and show you the weird and wonderful sculptures provided by nature.

GOLF: The big golf course at Morgado de Reguengos is only about 12 km from the villa, on the road to Portimao. If you go there, tell them you are staying at Quinta da Mimosa and they should give you their best deal (see Bruno Rochate, the Recepcionista de Golfe).

Lots of other golf courses are within easy reach including the wonderful courses at Penina. Details can be found at: The 9 hole course at Vale de Milho in Carveiro often has off peak golf offers so is worth considering.

FLYING: Including parachuting from Alvor airport or mainly microlights at Lagos airport.

BIKING: Bikes are available for hire in Praia da Rocha and Lagos from:

AUTOSPORTS: The new Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is a vast autosports centre and racetrack. Covering hundreds of acres you will find everything to do with motor racing, Sports cars, racing cars, motorbikes and a big public go-cart track are all there. It may be a future F1 venue and is only a 20 minute drive from the villa, off the A22 motorway in the direction of Lagos.

Most other sports and activities are catered for in the Algarve and be it horse riding or jeep tours you are certain to find your favourite. Ask at the tourist offices or most travel agents or if you have a particular request ask us and we will endeavour to find it for you.

MARKETS: Most towns and villages have huge gipsy markets each month, so there should be one on somewhere during your stay. At some, you can buy anything from a suit to a cooking pot, an orange tree or a horse. The fried donuts are delicious! Some of the best country markets are at Odiaxere, Algoz, Monchique, Alte, Messines and Silves. Excellent but more ‘touristy’ ones are at Quarteira, Lagos, Portimao and Albufeira.

Moncarapacho: Next to the Rua das Olarias / 1st Sunday of the month
Estoi: Next to the Suppliers Market / 2nd Sunday of the month
Lagoa: Precinct in front of FATACIL / 2nd Sunday of the month
Portimão: Fair and Exhibitions Park / 1st Monday of the month
Algoz: Várzea Square / 2nd Monday of the month
Aljezur: Next to Primary School/Kindergarten, 3rd Monday of the month
Silves: Next to the cemetery / 3rd Monday of the month
Odiáxere: Old Mill Square / 4th Monday of the month
São Bartolomeu de Messines: Fair Square / 4th Monday of the month
Quarteira: Next to the Filipe Jonas public garden / Every Wednesday
Fuzeta: Next to the Camping Park / 1st Thursday of the month
Alte: José Cavaco Vieira Square / 4th Mondday of the month
Boliqueime: Last Thursday of the month
Alcantarilha: Village Centre / 1st Friday of the month
Sagres: Opposite the Market / 1st Friday of the month
Monchique: Market Square / 2nd Friday of the month
Loule: Every Saturday
S.B. Alportel: Rua Boaventura Passos / Every Saturday
Lagos: by the Municipal Stadium / 1st Saturday of the month
São Marcos da Serra: Near the Cementery / 1st Saturday of the month
Tavira: Rua Vale Caranguejo / 3rd Saturday of the month

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