Casa da Paz is a beautiful rural cottage resting on top of a South facing valley of Monchique. It was the pioneer in rural and eco tourism as the first accomodation of its kind in Monchique and possibly the Algarve! It was set up by the famous Herbalist and Authoress Zelia Sakai back in 1980.
Although now a private residence, the owners are renting out one self contained private guest house which is annexed to the main house.
This precious location offers tranquility and peace as it is surrounded by springs of natural water and mountain streams, hence the name ( The House of Peace ) This is the ideal place for a peaceful stay to unwind and forget about everyday stress with endless paths to walk in the relaxing hillsides where you can get to know about Monchique's incredible flora and fauna, bird watching and wildlife. Although situated so privately, the centre of Monchique is only an 8 minute drive away to where there are many ammenities, shops and restaurants where one can experience the local lifestyle and adventure around the picturesque town. There are breathtaking viewpoints travelling out of Monchique up the windy roads of the 'Foia' where you can find many quaint restaurants serving Portugal's famous Chicken Piri Piri and local dishes whilst enjoying the magnificent views.