Octant Vila Monte

Octant Vila Monte

The Algarve may be known for its lively crowds, but at Vila Monte you will stay in a quinta (country house) in the typical Portuguese village of Moncarapacho far away from mass tourism. This particularly beautiful hotel is located on a 9-hectare estate with a beautiful garden just minutes from the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. The ideal starting point to discover the region including Olhão, the 'Parque Natural da Ria Formosa', Faro and Silves - the current and former capital of the Algarve.


Bottle of sparkling wine in the room on arrival for newlyweds. Bottle of water, tea and coffee in the room upon arrival for all Caractère clients.

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This hotel is open all year round.


55 rooms and 1 villa.


Earliest check-in from 3 pm. Latest check-out at 11 am.


  • Your pet (max. 10kg) is also welcome for 40 euros per day per pet. You pay this amount on-site.
  • City tax of 2 euros per person per day, to be paid directly in the hotel.

nice to know

The hotel has its own grocery shop where you can buy delicious local specialities and souvenirs.

About the rooms

All rooms are spread across several buildings including 1 adults only called Casa de Cima. The rooms have been stylishly decorated with timeless simplicity. These include tiled floors, garden view, sitting area, air conditioning, TV, free wifi and safe, minibar and coffee machine. Bathroom with bath/shower or only shower, toilet and hairdryer.

Our favourite room

We recommend the junior suite.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

Unwind at 1 of the 2 outdoor pools equipped with sun loungers and parasols. 1 of the pools is for adults only.

Work out and wind down

The hotel offers a range of activities: fitness, tennis, yoga, massages and treatments, cycling, open-air cinema, dolphin watching, fishing, oyster tasting on a local fishing boat, golf lessons and picnics. Golf courses are just 35 km away: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (18 holes). The region also offers many interesting and beautiful excursions.


Children of any age are welcome here.

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Food & Drink

Top Table

Ask for a table at the Chefs Table on the terrace and enjoy show cooking and tastings.

Enjoy an extensive and delicious breakfast buffet with both hot and cold options. In fine weather, you can have breakfast on the terrace. Restaurant À Terra serves regional specialties with a contemporary touch all day long. The chef uses only fresh local ingredients from his own vegetable garden, and also tempts you with the aroma of pizzas, bruschettas, ... from the traditional wood oven and dishes prepared on the Josper grill. At the "Chefs Table" on the terrace, showcooking and tastings are available upon request.

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The hotel is peacefully located, in a 9 ha property which includes a beautifully landscaped garden and some water reservoirs, just minutes from the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. At 2 km from the typical village of Moncarapacho. Olhão and the beautiful 'Parque Natural da Ria Formosa' are at 12 km. Faro at 25 km, Tavira at 25 km. Silves - the former capital of the Algarve - is located at 71 km. The Spanish city of Seville is at 200 km.

Are you travelling by plane?

The airport of Faro is at 26 km.


There is a transfer available between Faro airport and the hotel, which costs 50 euros per journey. You can pay this amount on-site.

Do you have a (rental) car?

The hotel offers free parking where a charging station is also available.

Caractère review

Very nice hotel with pleasant rooms, good cuisine and friendly service. Close to the beautiful natural park of Ria Formosa, the unspoiled Algarve!

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