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.
Vila Foia is owned by the Kreuzberger Kinderstifung, Kreuzberg Children's Foundation. The foundation is committed to educational justice and youth engagement. It funds projects, grants scholarships and manages its own programs in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany and beyond. All profits go to this foundation.
Majestic old cork oaks form the backdrop to our garden which has a variety of flowers and offers many quiet, shaded spaces.
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.
Vila Foia is also a place of Art.
Original Salvador Dali tiles are embedded in every bathroom. Find out more!
Currently featuring an exhibition by ex-Monchique resident artist Osmond Kellogg Mairs.
Parking, onsite, free and accessible
Outdoor, saltwater pool
Food & Drink
Full Breakfast Buffet 8:30-10AM
Bottle of water
Refreshments, water, snacks*
Packed lunches on request*
Daily housekeeping, except for Sundays and Public Holidays
Booking of restaurants, transfers, massages and off-site activities.
TV, basic channels
Books and magazines
Designated smoking area
Shared lounge/TV area
Suite and Studios with kitchenettes
Fridge, crockery and cutlery available for client use
Coffee and Tea
Pets not allowed