Mount Foia
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Mount Fóia is part of the Serra de Monchique (Monchique Mountains) range, with an eight-mile hike to reach its summit at 2,959 feet.
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JYarba
Huntsville, AL215 contributions
May 2023 • Family
This is the highest point in southern Portugal and based on this and the gorgeous views on the drive up and back down, it's probably worth a trip if you have time. You will need your own vehicle, though, and the fortitude to navigate some very steep (and sometimes poorly paved or unpaved, depending on your route) mountain roads that are poorly signed. There's a couple of gift shops at the top as well, one with gorgeous but overpriced local crafts and another with more budget-friendly trinkets and clothes. There's also a food truck we didn't try that's down a short path from the summit.
Written 29 July 2023
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JohnCracknell
Hayling Island, UK1,205 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
After a long and many times winding road from Portimão we reached the summit of Mount Foia. Can be cold, even on a warm day. Good views to the coast. Cafe & artisans shops at the top. Pay telescope for closer coastal views.
Written 27 June 2023
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ExtremeAlgarve
Lagos87 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
NB!!!!!!!!! PLEASE NOTE THE WATER FROM THE LITTLE SPRING (WHERE YOU SEE PEOPLE FILING BOTTLES UP) IS CONTAMINATED BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL WITH CHLORINE. WE ASK YOU PLEASE TO MAKE A COMPLAINT TO THE CAMARA MUNICIPAL (LOCAL COUNCIL) THEY SAY THEY HAVE ORDERS FROM THE E.U TO DO THIS.
Written 28 March 2023
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Kimberley F
Alpine, CA135 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Nice view of the coast from both sides. Big parking lots and a nice place to stop after visiting Monochique. Of note is a REALLY NICE artists collective with everything from cork, embroidery, jewelry and wicker. It’s hard to find down in town but the crafters are all here. Also a cafe as well as what has to be the best food truck location.
Written 23 March 2023
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dalia
16 contributions
Oct 2022
An amazing observation point at a high altitude. There are walking and bike paths, there are restaurants and foottracks and shops with souvenirs. A must visit
Written 5 November 2022
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Joao Pedro J
Lagos, Portugal105 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The most higher view of algarve. From here one can see up to Sagres in the west and up to Faro in the east.
On the way there a beautifull scenery.
Written 1 October 2022
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Mark Jordan
Barcelona, Spain1,214 contributions
Aug 2022
Very nice place with amazing views.

The highest point in the Algarve - after we visited the second highest point on the jeep safari - even though it was a bit cloudy while we were there.

Amazing views as is to be expected, but nice little café on top of the mountain, which as seemed to be a nice theme in the Algarve, wasn't expensive. They could have charged what they wanted with their monopoly but chose not to, so hats off to them!
Written 1 September 2022
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Georgie C
3 contributions
Aug 2022
Not far from where we were staying, so had to visit! I great place for a good view! Nice and windy :)
The let down are all the huge pylons - but we realise they are a necessity.
The crafts shop is really good. Other shops weren;t any different to what you get in a beach town. We didn't go in the cafe, so can't comment on that - but they did charge us for using the loo!
Written 21 August 2022
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Carmel205
Athlone, Ireland75 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Beautiful spot with lovely views. A couple of lovely gift shops up there too, which was surprising! Well worth a visit for anyone staying in the area!
Written 30 July 2022
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Anjana b
Armacao de Pera, Portugal53 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We spend half of the day here , very nice place , super views the highest place in algarve and worth to see . A nice coffee near by coffee shop and a small walk around …
Written 18 October 2021
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