1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Lagos (Faro)
  4. Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa

Location and atmosphere

Monte Rosa is situated in the South-West corner of the Algarve, 9km from the historical town Lagos and 2km from the authentic village Barão de S. João. You are away from mass-tourism, quiet and peaceful in the middle of rural Algarve. In an accidented landscape, with lots of almond-, olive –and fig trees, a number of old farmhouses have been rustically renovated into comfortable apartments and rooms. The atmosphere is cosy; nice contacts are spontaneously created.


Depending on budget and group-size you can choose between a room and a fully equipped apartment. All accommodations have their own bathroom, with a shower or bath and a nice outdoor seating area. Some have a kitchenette or kitchen, others share the outside kitchen facilities. Besides there exist a limited possibility to choose an idyllic spot for a tent or caravan; you can also rent a log cabin. The camping guests can use the shared outside kitchen; due to fire hazard we cannot allow camping guests to use their own cooking equipment. There is a common room with a huge terrace, which serves as well as a restaurant. Also there is a special activity room, where you can do yoga for instance. Breakfast is served on a daily basis and from April till September a shared dinner is offered three times a week. There is a bar, a library and a playground. The complex is surrounded by a colourful garden, with several small pathways, terraces and sheltered seating areas. There is a swimming pool (5-10m) with lovely wooden deck chairs to relax. In the activity room a number of workshops, like yoga and biodanza, are weekly organized for the “locals”; guests can always step in.

Surroundings and activities

At Monte Rosa you’ll never get bored: there are a number of excursions and activities that can be organized, like kayaking along the coast, a dolphin-tour or a downhill mountain bike trip from Monchique to the coast. There are a twenty descriptions of walking tours in the beautiful surroundings and along the fascinating cliff coast. Transport to and from the starting points can be arranged, as well as a packed lunch. Also guided walking tours (with or without donkey), (body-)surf lessons or board-rent, horseriding tours, yoga, meditation, coached walking, rent-a-bike and massage, all belong to the many possibilities.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, English


Number of persons26Number of rooms10Price single room per night60Price double room per night€ 80 per room

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons26Number of holiday units10Price smallest unit per week€ 420 per unitPrice largest unit per week€ 840 per unit

Group accommodation

Number of persons26Number of rooms10Price double room per night€ 80

Nature camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.Total number of pitches4Number of tent pitches4prices per person€ 8Price tent per night€ 6Price caravan/camper per night€ 10Costs for use electricity per day€ 2Tent rental price per week€ 175Prices cabin or bungalow per week€ 350


Own restaurant/canteenBreakfast€ 10Dinner€ 20Distance to supermarket2 kmDistance to restaurants2 km



Bicycles for rent

Wellness activities (massage, etc.)

Open-air swimming pool

Facilities for playing outside

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours





Indoor swimming pool

Health resort

Tennis court


Small live stock for children




Special target groups

Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)

not allowed to smoke in the rooms

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)56

Farm production


Route description

Nearest cityLagosNearest villageBarão de S. João