Specialist in small-scale holidays for 20 years - Customer rating 9,1 - Member ABTA and SGR

Monte do Cristina

I'm not a chef but I try my best. When I arrived at Monte do Cristina, the cosy roofed patio and a grill caught my eye right away. A great place to practice my cooking. To me, eating outside at night is the ultimate holiday feeling. Light some candles, the chirping of crickets, the stars shining bright and nothing else. Lovely! Since I was in Portugal, I had to make something typically Portuguese. Every Portuguese menu features chicken Piri Piri. Time to give it a go!

I went to the supermarket, asked the cashier for some advice and gathered all my ingredients. The Portuguese are so warm and friendly! There was even an old lady at the supermarket, Diana, who offered to come help me cook. What a great idea! Diana has lived in Tunes for 40 years and had heard that Monte do Cristina is a beautiful and quiet holiday location. Her curiosity had been sparked. She came over and I gave her a tour of the spacious apartment. She loved the place and its gorgeous surroundings! I couldn’t have agreed more!

And there I was, with my "cooking teacher". I was taking care of the main course. Diana focused on the starter and dessert. My clumsiness made her laugh. In between her pointers and tips, she told me all about the history of Portugal, immersing me in her knowledge about the country. All the deliciousness around me had made me hungry. We started with a tasty fish soup followed by my chicken Piri Piri. It turned out well, if I may say so myself! Diana was very content with the result. And her dessert was unmatched! She had made some sort of sweet rice pudding and she wouldn’t get away without sharing the recipe.

After just two days, my holiday was already a success! The holiday location is stunning and situated in a quiet setting. The apartment is comfortable and cosy. I had enjoyed delicious local specialities with Diana, a Portuguese woman full of interesting stories. This is what Portugal is all about... I couldn’t wait to find out what the rest of my holiday would bring.

What can you expect from this address?
  • Stylish apartment
  • Recharge by the gorgeous swimming pool
  • For a pleasant family holiday
  • Enjoy a stunning view

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In the area

Algarve is known for

  • Impressive coast with unique rock formations and caves
  • Plenty of options for hiking or cycling in magnificent nature
  • Enjoy local food in one of the charming cities or towns


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