We are Vila Monte.
We find ourselves in the Eastern Algarve, in the precise place between the mountains and the ocean.
Here time has a different time. Ancestral. It’s the time of traditions, of tastes.
It’s the time of the cadence of the seasons, which dress the trees of our garden in different tones, with flowers and fruits.
It’s the time of the tides of the Ria Formosa, of the life that is preserved there and of the fragile ecosystem in which it is maintained.
Of the villages whose origins have long been lost, from the shepherd’s slow pace or the time it takes since the fisherman’s net is launched until it reaches the sea. But it is also the time of great changes, new challenges and experiences. Of a boiling world.
And it is here that we exist, in the balance between what we want to preserve from our roots and what we want to receive from this new world.
We want to share this experience with you. At a space that escaped the haste of the crowds.
Southern land. This Algarve. Intact. Raw.
Our time is the time of the cadence of the seasons.
Every Thursday at 11am Laurentino guides us through the gardens of Vila Monte to harvest the fruits of the season.
Our time is also the time of the phases of the moon. Thinking about that we have developed a series of experiments to make the most of the mysteries of the moon.
New moon stargazing • Enjoy the new moon to observe the starry sky and learn everything we know.
Full moon escape hike • From Vila Monte to the montains, we will enjoy the light of the full moon to observe the wildlife.
Full moon (meditation circle) • A meditation session guided by the energy of the moon.
See the moon calendar.
@VILA MONTE | GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCES
Discover the local flavors, the fresh produce of the ‘barrocal’ and the seafood of the Ria Formosa.
Market visit • Lunch at the Chef’s table • À TERRA pizza workshop • Algarve superfood workshop • Regional wine and tapas tasting • Mediterranean cooking class • Private tables (Lake table, Table in the tower, Chef’s table, Cork oak tree table)
@VILA MONTE | WELLNESS EXPERIENCES
Have a submersive experience in Vila Monte's atmosphere and give it to us.
Signature Massages: Mediteranean Immersion • Scents of the Serra – Aromatherapy • Bamboo Massage
Classic massage: Relaxation massage • Deep tissue massage • Ayurvedic massage • Reflexology • Hot rocks massage • Thai yoga massage • Light legs minty massage
And so that you can make a journey by your own path, we have drawn some experiences of self-discovery.
Lifting the spirit: Shamanic voyage • Flower essence healing • Mindfulness immersion • Private Yoga class
Clearing the energy: Reiki • Aura reading • Chakra healing • Sound healing sessions
EXPLORE OUTSIDE THE HOTEL
Between June and September, we propose a series of activities to discover the magnificent beaches and the climate of the Eastern Algarve.
Sunbathing at a desert beach • Away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle, discover the most private beaches.
Kids adventure club • For the little ones we have several daily adventure programs in the Vila Monte gardens.
Picnics • Wherever you go, we do not want you to go hungry. That's why we have prepared you several options to take on your tours.
Birding wildlife route • Petisco food tour • Pottery masterclass • Soulful Serra cruise • Vila Monte running route • Cultural Serra hike • Algarve on two wheels • A day at the Farm • Horse riding along the lagoon • Harvesting Flor de Sal • Herding goats • Aromas of the Algarvian Serra – Essencial oils route
Oysters of Culatra • Seafood harvest • Generations of Cacela-Velha • Be a captain – sailing charter • Kaiak • Kite Surf baptism • Stand-up Paddling
Discover the 1001 tones that the sunset has in the South of Portugal, in one of the experiences that we designed thinking about you.
Sunset picnic on a desert beach • Sunset bliss cave explorer • Catamaran sunset mariscada
EXPLORE | WHAT TO VISIT
Faro • It is the capital of the Algarve and, perhaps because of this, a less touristy area and where you can still find typical taverns to sample the local ‘petiscos’. In addition the old city is within walls and is still of the Arab period.
Olhão • A fishing town that combines a series of scenarios and revealing a sea-centered life. This is where one of the most diverse markets in the Algarve is located. The architecture of the city is white and symmetrical, having therefore become known as the cubist city.
Tavira • Village simultaneously from fisherman’s, Roman, Arab and Pombaline. Tavira is all this and more. Dividing it we find the river Gilão, that is crossed by an old Roman bridge.
Cacela Velha • A fishing village facing the Ria Formosa and possibly with the best panoramic view of the Algarve Coast.
Praia da Fuzeta • Praia da Barreta • Praia da Armona • Praia do Barril • Praia da Culatra • Ilha Deserta