The Place


Our guesthouse is situated in an old cork-oak forest in the rural mountain-scape of Monchique, only 35 minutes away from the magnificent beaches of the Atlantic. An intimate place to rest in nature, walk the many trails and enjoy the local gastronomy.


Vila Foia is a wonderful base from which to explore the region and come home to tranquility and privacy. Perfect for walking groups, training and strategy meetings and seminars, wellness workshops and family celebrations.  The entire guesthouse can be booked for such events. Vila Foia has 11 rooms, all with private balconies and breath-taking views of the coast, a terraced garden and swimming pool. We serve a generous buffet breakfast each morning with locally-sourced, fresh produce.


VilaFoia was completed in the summer of 2009. The building respects local building esthetics and was built using mostly regionally-sourced and environmentally-friendy  materials. It features granite from the local quarry, uses solar power for its heating and respects water efficiency practices. 

The Garden


Majestic old cork oaks form the backdrop to our garden which has a variety of flowers and offers many quiet, shaded spaces.


The Pool

Our salt-water swimming pool is situated on a lawned, private terrace below the guesthouse. We provide deckchairs and pool towels. There are toilets and showers on the pool terrace for your comfort. 

The Art

Vila Foia is also a place of Art.


Original Salvador Dali tiles are embedded in every bathroom. Find out more!




Parking, onsite, free and accessible



Outdoor, saltwater pool

Beach chairs/Loungers

Pool cover

Shallow end

Pool/Beach towels


Food & Drink

Full Breakfast Buffet 8:30-10AM

Bottle of water

Kid-friendly buffet

Refreshments, water, snacks*

Packed lunches on request*

Cleaning Services

Daily housekeeping, except for Sundays and Public Holidays

Languages Spoken






Reception services:

Baggage storage

Booking of restaurants, transfers, massages and off-site activities. 


TV, basic channels

Books and magazines

Board games/Puzzles


Smoke-free property

Designated smoking area

Shared lounge/TV area

Family rooms

Suite and Studios with kitchenettes

Air conditioning


Fridge, crockery and cutlery available for client use

Coffee and Tea


Pets not allowed

*Additional charge