IZZY, Vila do Bispo

Izzy’s Market, Vila do Bispo

Gastronomy and accommodation on the route

Good restaurants are rare along the route. But the exceptions confirm the rule in the parishes:

  • Alcoutim:
    Hotel d' Alcoutim, T +351 963 031 532, info@hoteldalcoutim.com
  • Balurco de Baixo:
    Casa do Vale das Hortas, +351 962 765 939
  • Furnazinhas:
    Casa do Lavrador T +351 281 495 748
  • Vaqueiros:
    Casa do Pasto d' Aldeia, T+351 962 652 236 casas.d.aldeia.al@gmail.com  (Dona Rita)
  • Cachopo:
    Café Palmeiras, Tel +351 915 538 867 (Rafael Dias)
    Escola Primaria Casas Baixas  (Dona Otilia) TM 961 478 155
  • Barranco do Velho:
    Pensão/Restaurante Tia Bia
  • Cortelha:
    Restaurante Casa dos Presuntos
    Cantinho da Serra 289 846 184 + 916 134 333
  • Salir:
    Restaurante O Regresso
    Casa da Mãe
  • Benafim:
    Alojamento/Restaurante Quinta do Freixo, TM 963 487 033
  • Alte:
    Alte Tradition Guest House Alte Hotel/Restaurante

  • S.B. Messines:
    Restaurante Academico
    Nature Guest House, Casa Vale Fuzeiros, +351 282148250, TM 913578159
  • Silves:
  • Monchique:
    Restaurante Castelo (traditional +vegetarian food) Caldas de Monchique, T 282 912 338 e 963 033 490
    Quinta da Relva, T +351 936 431 366
    Monchique Ressort Hotel/Restaurant
    Café & Oficina de Bicicleta VELOCHIQUE
  • Marmelete:
    Restaurante Luz
  • Pincho:
    Restaurante Solar do Pincho
  • Barão de São João:
    Café Central
    Monte Rosa
  • Aljezur:
    Restaurante Vegan Moagem
  • Arrifana:
    Pousada de Juventude
  • Carrapateira:
    Pensao das Dunas, T 282 973 118 + 92 55 939 55
  • Vila do Bispo:
    Restaurante Vegan Izzy-Market, T 282639 153
    Casa Mestre AL, Hotel Mira Sagres,

No need to bring a tent and sleeping bag, as there are some good accommodation possibilities on the edge of the old pilgrim route. However, boarding houses and legalised private accommodation are only available in very limited numbers.

Tourism a la Camino de Santiago de Compostela still has no chance in the interior of the Algarve, but nature-friendly walking does. On the Via-Algarviana there are some good hotels: in the villages of Alcoutim, Alte, Caldas de Monchique and Vila do Bispo.

Unfortunately, there are no campsites along the whole route. But anyone wanting to sleep in their tent has to bear in mind that wild camping is forbidden - so you'll have to ask the landowner for permission to camp.

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Casa De Campo Cantinho Da Serra is located in Cortelha in the Algarve Region and offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the mountain. Faro is 27 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

The accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a terrace and/or patio. Every accommodation has a private bathroom with free toiletries in each unit. Bed linen is offered.
Casa De Campo Cantinho Da Serra also includes a terrace.

Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant.

Nº de Acomodações: 9 Nº de camas total: 18
Private bathroom with bath or shower Hairdryer and free toiletries
A/C / Heating Wi-Fi
Daily cleaning service Laundry (addicional charge)
TV (cable channels / satellite channels) Restaurante / Bar / Gift shop on house
Garden Salt-water outdoor swimmingpool
Electric vehicle charging station Salt-water outdoor swimmingpool


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The stay at Residencial Vila Sodré is enriched with a typical breakfast (at any time in the morning), a garden, a pool lined with fruit trees, our family-owned wine cellar specializing in Port Wines (a wine tasting is always available), as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking, among other treasures.
Our rooms have private bathroom with bath or shower, air conditioning or ventilator, cable TV and terraces over the Orange trees.

With a 24-hour front desk and daily maid service guests can relax at the terrace surrounded by garden after a dip in the pool.

Nº de Acomodações: 7 Nº hóspedes total: 15
Private bathroom with bath or shower Daily cleaning service
AC or ventilator / Heating Wi-Fi
Cable TV Reception 24h
Outdoor Pool Terrace
Garden Adega-Museum 
Free parking Pets are allowed on request (additional charges)


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Casa Spa d’Alma is a romantic Bed & Breakfast that is ideal for those that love to hike in the nature of the Monchique mountains and relax afterwards. It is a 3k walk away from the Via Algarviana, all down-hill. We have only four rooms so make your reservation in time and enjoy our pool and Jacuzzi, the colourful garden and a luxury breakfast that will help you thru the day.

Wi-Fi is guaranteed in the public zones and most rooms, except one, have a good signal. There is a common room where you can get coffee and tea, have a chat, read, or watch TV. Our minimum stay is 2 nights and rooms can be equipped with 1 more bed (extra fee).
The owners, Theo, and Manuela are enthusiast hikers themselves and love to give you all tips for the day and restaurants.

Looking forward to welcoming you.

Accommodations: 4

Beds: 8 (180x 200 or 2x 90x200cm)

Private bathroom with rain shower

Free toiletries / Hairdryer

Daily cleaning service

Possibility to wash/dry clothing (extra fee)

Air conditioning

Glass doors towards garden

Breakfast with gluten free products

Exterior kitchen / shared refrigerater

Lazy beach chairs with canopies

Pool & Jacuzzi

Personal attention

Fresh Monchique water to fill your bottles

Minimum stay 2 nights Free parking


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Quinta da Idalina is located in the área of Caldas de Monchique, in the heart of nature. It offers a breathtaking view over the sea and the montains. It is a calm and peaceful place, ideal for those who enjoy the contact with nature and the countryside, or simply to relax.

The apartments (Casa Sobreiro, Casa Limoeiro and Casa Alfarrobeira), are equipped with kitchenette (ceramic hob, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, kettle, a hand blender and coffee machine), kitchenware (plates, cutlery, cups and glasses), wood burning stove, air conditioning, flat screen TV (DTT), hair dryer, shower gel and shampoo.

The studios (Casa Oliveira and Casa Pinheiro), are equipped with refrigerator, toaster, microwave, kettle, hand blender, coffee machine, kitchen utensils (plates, cutlery, cups and glasses), air conditioning, flat screen TV (DTT), hair dryer, shower gel and shampoo.

All houses have free WiFi.

Accomodation: 3 Apartaments + 2 Studios Beds: 16 adultos
Private bathroom with bath or shower Free toiletries / Hairdryer
Airconditioning / Heating Cleaning servisse twice a week
Kitchenette Cleaning products
TV Wi-Fi
Salt-water outdoor pool Garden
Minimum stay 2 nights Bicycle rent (extra charge)


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Quinta do Maranhão is located in the area of Maranhão, Bensafrim/Lagos. It is a family farm with a farmhouse, leisure areas, vegetable garden, fruit trees and dryland orchard. Throughout the history of four generations, it has been inhabited by several families and has passed through many phases, always having agriculture as its main activity.

Recently, Quinta do Maranhão started a new cycle. In recent years it has strengthened the agricultural side with the reconversion to organic farming, with the presence in Levante Market and Viv'o Mercado in Lagos and with an ordering system (D. Hortaliça). In 2019 it opened the doors of its houses to guests seeking to develop a differentiated tourist offer in the modality of Agrotourism. From an ecological, educational and community perspective, combining the knowledge of the old with new knowledge, we guide our action by the principles of Ecology, promoting biodiversity, sustainability, well-being and healthy interaction of all elements of the ecosystem.

Accommodation: 6 Beds: 22
Private bathroom with bath or shower Hairdryer
Daily housekeeping (additional charge) Laundry (additional charge)
Ventilator Kitchenette
TV Wi-Fi
Salt-water outdoor Pool Garden / Terrace / BBQ
300 meters distance to Via Algarviana Facilities for disable guests


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Visit our cosy and authentic guesthouse in the heart of the natural park in which we offer a range of colourful rooms and apartments. Sit in the common area to have breakfast, read a book or have a drink.

Relax in our flowery patio with multiple tables, comfortable chairs and a big barbecue.

Try our big buffet style breakfast that includes a large variety of cheese and meat, fresh and dried fruit as well as breakfast cereal and muesli. Our orange juice is fresh and our yoghurt and cake are homemade.

Settle in to one of our colourful rooms with shared or private bathroom or apartments for 2, 3 or 4 persons. An apartment for persons of reduced mobility is also available.

6 Apartments with private bathroom
3 T1, 2 T1 + sofabed, 1 T2

Total capacity: 35 persons
3 double rooms  with bathroom en suite Cleaning Service on request

Rooms with private bathroom in the corridor
1 doublo room and 1 triple room

Hairdryer on request

2 shared bathrooms for 4 rooms

3 doublo rooms and 1 four-bed room
Beachtowels on request
Breakfast 7,50€/person Distance to the beach 1000 meters
Minimum stay of 2 nights (March to October) 1 disable friendly apartment


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Hiking dates in 2023 on request