Quinta da Figueirinha

Inn in Silves

This 36-hectare organic farm and botanic garden, run by a kindly agronomist, offers simple apartments in peaceful farm-like surroundings. Orchards (with more than 50 species of plant) are yours for picking and wandering. Leave Silves and cross the bridge, taking the first left to Fragura, then continue for 4km. You can self-cater, or there's a basic restaurant serving delicious, wholesome buffet-style food.