Monchique, Algarve
+351 911759723

Hike, sunbathe and dip in the infinity pool. You’re well and truly on holiday here in the heart of the Algarve.


3 places


Each sleep 2

The Experience

The name ‘Pirilampo’ Portuguese for ‘firefly’ was well-chosen. The lights of Lagos and Portimao in the distance twinkle in the night sky. If you’re looking for a slice of peace in this stunning nature reserve of the Algarve – you’ve hit the right spot. Spend your day working off all those pastéis de nata by hiking the winding paths of the Via Algarviana.

For your well-earned beach day(s) you don’t have far to go, it’s just a 30-minute drive to the golden sands, ice creams and scent of suncream. You’ve got plenty of choice in surf and sailing schools along the coast or hire a pirate to take you to the sea caves. Once you’re ready to flop there’s little more to do than kick back on your outdoor terrace with a cold beer and a feeling of self-congratulation. You deserve it after the day you’ve had!

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We think you'll love

  • The scent of eucalyptus and sound of nightingales filling the air
  • Views of nature from the saltwater infinity pool
  • Ditching your usual commute and hiking the Via Algarviana from your door
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You should know

  • You’re not in total isolation here with the local village just five minutes’ drive away
  • The pool and garden are shared with other guests


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Breakfast by arrangement, €10 per person. Restaurants, 800m.


Nightly price
from €82
Weekly price
from €574
3 Apartments for 2
From €821 bed1 bedroom



Guests will love the beautiful garden and infinity pool at Pirilampo - the ideal place to sit and relax after a busy day of hiking or exploring in the Algarve. The location is peaceful yet within easy reach of restaurants, towns and beaches!

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The neighbourhood

Monchique is just a five-minute drive away; head there for cobbled streets, quaint cafes and the all-important supplies of wine and delicious bread. You’ve got two restaurants nearby if you don’t fancy cooking. The mountains of Monchique provide a playground for any nature-lover and hiking aficionado. Trails offer different lengths and difficulty - whatever you decide expect breathtaking views and a feel-good factor.

Local points of interest from Benedita Cocheno & Marc de Roy

  • Imagine spending your vacation in the Algarve, in a peaceful area the middle of nature with high-end comfort. This is possible at Pirilampo, in a breathtaking natural reserve in the hills of Monchique.
  • Pirilampo, especially suited to hikers and nature lovers and also for those of you who appreciate winding down in ultimate peace and quiet. Pirilampo is not far from the spectacular beaches of the mondaine south coast or the unspoiled beaches of the west.
  • Pirilampo lies on the famous 225 kilometer long hiking trail ‘Via Algarviana’ , traversing the Algarve from east to west just north of the south coast, through natural reserves and small villages.
  • Back at Pirilampo, there is ample room for you to create your own place in the sun or shade, by the salt-water Infinity swimming pool, on your own private terrace or in our woods, all of which look out onto the hills and valley out to the sea.
  • The village (5 minute drive) has nice terraces, pictoresque streets, churches and all the facilities you need such as supermarket, postoffice and banks.
  • Monchique, with its spectacular views of the Algarve, is an oasis of green and tranquility.


Benedita Cocheno & Marc de Roy

Marc and Benedita, together with their glorious pup Bolinha (meaning ‘little ball’ in Portuguese) invite you to treat their home as your own. They’re close by but will leave you to lounge by the salt-water infinity pool, sit in the fruit tree and orchid filled garden and wander the nearby eucalyptus woods to your heart’s content. Live their life for a few days - it looks really good to us.