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Portugal's Best Kept Secret


Estrella Montés, Algarve, Portugal

Map Estrella Montes

Find the Estrella Montés, near Faro, Algarve

Nearest Airport: Faro at 28 Kilometres
Nearest train station: Boliqueime at 7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway: Boliqueime (4 km)
Nearest Village: Alfontes and Tenoca (1.5km)
Nearest Bank/Pharmacy/Post Office: Boliqueime at 7 km

GPS Coordinates
N 37° 09′ 50”, W 8° 08’26”, Höhe: 195 m, Standort Arroteia, Loule.

Shopping 10 minutes walking distance in Alfontes
By foot you can get to the local corner shop in ten minutes (the bread delivery is twice a day – morning and afternoon).

The town of Loulé

(about 8 km distance) has preserved much of its original charm and offers besides the usual shopping facilities (supermarkets, banks, post office and shops) a beautiful market hall where you can buy daily fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. Every Saturday there is also the peasants market around the market hall where farmers sell their (often organic) products.

Local restaurant within a 10 minute walk
In addition to the corner shop is the village pub where you can meet our local celebrities and originals from the village.

Prices for a big meal are surprisingly low in the vicinity. For EUR 7 – 10 receive a complete meal including wine and coffee. In the village pub in Alfontes, go and see Helio, at “Cantinho pra Ribeira” and get an excellent coffee for 0.60 EUR, 0.80 EUR for a beer and the gin and tonic for is EUR 2.50!

Considering the size of our village, we have an amazingly wide selection of restaurants: from simple Portuguese dishes and Pizza to traditional English “Sunday Roast”!