Ideal for a day trip from Algar Seco Parque. Visit the springs in Caldas de Monchique, then drive all the way up to the top, to Foia. The view over the Algarve coast is spectacular on a clear day. End this perfect day with chicken piri-piri in one of the restaurants on the way.


The lighthouses in Portugal are definitively worth a visit, even more so since they are open to the public every Wednesday afternoon. The lighthouse keeper provides free guided tours, explaining the history and works of “his” lighthouse.

Sítio das Fontes

A municipal park and great favourite with locals for picnics.

Surrounding a major spring, the park covers about 18 ha, overlooking the River Arade as it passes from Silves to the Atlantic. It has a restored watermill, a reconstructed Algarve house, an amphitheatre and a fitness path.

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