“What a fantastic experience for our first true swap! The place was exactly as described and more. The garden and pool makes you feel like you are in Shangri-La. Our hosts couldn’t have been nicer and I can say we made new friends. We treated each other‘s homes just as we would our own and we wouldn’t hesitate to do the swap again. Great experience!”
Adam 's reviewsAs a host (1)
Where is it?
Trinada is in the middle of a “Special Area for Conservation”. The birdlife in particular is extremely varied. The cork oak wooded hills are interspersed with terraces growing oranges, lemons, grapefruit and vegetables. Local activities include playing golf on some of the best year round courses in the world and excellent surfing on the West Coast. Other local activities include hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, yoga, go karting and scuba diving. There is also a flying school at Alvor aerodrome. Close by is a thermal spa dating back to Roman times at the beautiful Caldas de Monchique.
The hill town of Monchique is only a 10-15 minute drive and offers a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Shops include an excellent butcher and Intermarche supermarket. The smaller town of Marmelete, with it’s two small mercado’s, is an 8 minute drive.
There are many restaurants in the area serving traditional Portuguese mountain food including the famous Chicken Piri Piri. The closest is the locally renowned “Tasco O Petrol” a 15-20 minute walk or a 4 minute drive from the house.
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