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Across the road is a picnic area with an old water Nora. With wooden tables and benches as well as a stone built barbeque. An information stand showing areas of interest within the town, also a small museum. The area is very popular with walking groups with routes that can be seen on Google earth. It runs through Rocha da Pena, signs kindly ask you not to make too much noise due to wildlife population that breed in the nature reserve. The walk is about 3 hours depending on your pace, and covers less than 5 km. You will often see Sheppard’s as the area is known for grazing of goats and sheep. The lime soil gives growing of Almonds and Figs one of the largest for the Algarve.
Benafim Grande has all you could want if staying nearby, a large supermarket on the entrance on the EN124, with a petrol station; chemist, medical centre, sports club.
Plenty of small bars and a few Restaurants that serve traditional Portuguese dishes, as well as the dish of the day (Prata da Dia). Benafim Grande holds an annual event normally on the 3rd of October with runs until the 5th Republic day for Portugal. Locals pull out the stoppers, with family and friends meeting at the local public picnic & barbeque area.( If using the BBQ please leave it clean for the next people to enjoy).