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BODY. MIND. MADEIRA.

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START DISCOVERING In Madeira there is time for everything and options to suit every taste.

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DISCOVER ITS NATURE Surrounded by greenery and sea, rural tourist facilities are the perfect place to take a deep breath.

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MUNICIPALITIES Where to stay, what to do and how to get there.

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CALHETA CÂMARA DE LOBOS FUNCHAL MACHICO PONTA DO SOL PORTO MONIZ

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PORTO SANTO RIBEIRA BRAVA SANTA CRUZ SANTANA SÃO VICENTE

Map and useful information


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MADEIRA ARCHIPELA Administrative capital: Funchal Total area: 801 Km2 Madeira: 742 Km2


4 TOURIST INFORMATION AND ADVICE Funchal

911 km 90 min. vol

Avenida Arriaga nº16 9004-519 Funchal Tel. : (+351) 291 211 902 Open from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 20h00 and Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 18h00. Estrada Monumental, 284 9000-100 Funchal Tel. : (+351) 291 775 254 Open from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 20h00, Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00.

Porto Santo Airport Porto Santo Island Tel. : (+351) 291 980 120 Fax: (+351) 291 980 121 anam@anam.pt www.aeroportosdamadeira.pt

Porto Santo

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Handicraft Centre Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior 9400-171 Porto Santo Tel. : (+351) 291 985 189

LAGO

British Consulate in Madeira Porto Santo: 43 Km2 Population: 245.806 inhabitants Currency: euro

MADEIRA AIRPORTS Madeira International Airport 9100-105 Santa Cruz Tel. : (+351) 291 520 700 Fax : (+351) 291 520 761

Rua da Alfândega, 10 - 3C 9000-059 Funchal Tel.: (+351) 291 212 860 to 867 Fax: (+351) 291 212 869 E-mail: BritCon.Funchal@NetMadeira.com Open hours: Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 13h30 and 14h00 to 15h30 For emergencies involving British subjects outside office hours: Tel: (+351) 213 924 175 Honorary Consul: Joy Menezes

Medical emergency telephone number – 112 Police Funchal Tél.: (+351) 291 208 200

Fire Brigade Funchal Tél.: (+351) 291 200 930


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Madeira. Start discovering.

We suggest a relaxing “levada” walk, or the adrenaline rush of an abseiling descent or a hang glider flight. And when you decide to stay put, savour the local gastronomy or take the opportunity to peruse the best Madeiran handicrafts. In Madeira there’s time for everything and options to suit all tastes. You’ll soon find out why this is considered the ultimate destination for a few days’ break. Not many places are as safe as Madeira, where you can do pretty much anything you fancy, with precious little to worry about. You are very welcome.

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If you came for the greenery, you won’t be disappointed. The Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), UNESCO classified Natural World Heritage Site, covers a significant part of Madeira Island and that’s noticeable in the air which is purer, in the vibrancy of nature’s colours which are richer and the tranquillity that lingers. Perfect if you came to unwind, but no less so if you’re active and enjoy outdoor activities.


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The Archipelago of Madeira is so rich and diversified that it will seem like a world in itself. In actual fact, it’s about 801km 2 of predominantly green landscape, two thirds of which are protected nature reserves. You’ll find the air is clear here and the temperature mild, allowing you to do as you please from January through to December. Madeira’s mild climate is characterized by the existence of some micro climates, which allow for different environments in short time and space spans. This is one of the advantages of being in such a place. On the same day the weather will allow you to pursue various activities: warm sunshine for a dip in the sea or a boat trip along the Madeiran coastline; cooler weather for a walk

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along a mountain “levada” or visiting the town centre. Don’t forget your walking shoes, a pullover and the quintessential sunglasses.


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Choose your spot for a well deserved holiday in Madeira. Bask in a friendly environment, and enjoy attentive service alongside a warm welcome.

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green nature Located in unique natural settings, the majority of rural tourism facilities in Madeira have gardens with shrubbery, flowers and ancient trees. Others, located within farmland, offer lovely countryside scenery, where you can laze under a shady fruit tree or participate in some of the rural activities. Beyond the ga-

tes of your lodging you’ll also find plenty to see, feel and uncover. Visiting botanical gardens, going on a “levada” walk though the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), or indulging in your favourite outdoor sport are but a few of the options available for spending the next few days, surrounded by greenery.


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The blue hues of the Atlantic produce a soothing effect. Stress, worries, deadlines, and decisions that cannot be postponed seem alien to the ways of Madeira, one of the Atlantic’s most best kept secrets. Staying in a rural tourist facility means making the

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blue nature most of the ocean’s proximity, with the possibility of enjoying sports such as sailing and surfing, going on boat trips between the archipelago’s islands, or setting off on a big game fishing adventure.


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human nature Simple, genuine and friendly, the Madeirans are hospitable to a fault. When you stay in a rural tourist facility you’ll be on the receiving end of warmth and niceness which are becoming increasingly rare to encounter. The truth is that the majority of these establishments are private residences made up of manor houses, villas and mansions, which use their

facilities or annexes for tourist accommodation. As a rule guests will be welcomed by the owners themselves, who ensure that they want for nothing. Freshly baked home made bread ďŹ rst thing in the morning, sampling organic jams and fruit, or suggestions for original outings are some of the treats you can look forward to.


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Where to stay, what to do and how to get there.

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lities

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- CALHETA - CÂMARA DE LOBOS - FUNCHAL - MACHICO - PONTA DO SOL - PORTO MONIZ

- PORTO SANTO - RIBEIRA BRAVA - SANTA CRUZ - SANTANA - SÃO VICENTE

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calheta

STATISTICS

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Population: 11.856 inhabitants Area: 115,65 km² Parishes: Arco da Calheta Calheta Estreito da Calheta Fajã da Ovelha

Jardim do Mar Paúl do Mar Ponta do Pargo Prazeres

Calheta is the largest municipality in Madeira and one of the oldest too. Boasting excellent connections to the island’s main points, Calheta is a must-visit place for beach lovers, sincethis is where one of Madeira Island’s golden sandy beaches is located. Many trendy events are held on this beach, which is endorsed by a blue flag, such as the “Calheta Beach Party” which is hos-


17 Municipality of Calheta: Tel.: (+351) 291 820 200 | e-mail: camara@cm-calheta-madeira.com | site: www.cm-calheta-madeira.com

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ted by various renowned international disc jockeys. All year long there is also a variety of community and religious festivals, such as the Feast of the Holy Spirit, Saint Amaro Festival or the Feast of Our Lady of Conception.

Places of interest: Casa das Mudas Arts Centre, Calheta beach, PaĂşl do Mar beach, Trigo de Negreiros viewpoint.

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country house

átrio atrio

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 2 standard rooms and 12 superior rooms.

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Services: • Room service • Restaurant • Bar • Laundry

Facilities: • Outdoor swimming-pool • Wireless Internet • Safe in bedroom (free of charge) • Tea/Coffee- making facilities


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Caminho dos Moinhos, 218 Estreito da Calheta | 9370-247 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 820 400 Fax: (+351) 291 820 419

welcome@atrio-madeira.com www.atrio-madeira.com

and offer a terrace or balcony with a wonderful sea view. The hotel also provides a heated outdoor swimming pool, a library and a bar with fireplace. municipalities

Description: Átrio is a small family run rural hotel located on the sunny south side of Madeira Island. Wonderfully placed at the edge of a pine forest, nature lovers and walkers find the perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of Funchal city. A sizeable cultivated garden invites you to unwind and relax. Each of our 14 rooms is individually decorated

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: At the airport, take the dual carriageway towards “Ribeira Brava” and continue on the main road until Calheta’s roundabout . Take the direction of Prazeres. After 2 tunnels, take the 2nd exit “Estreito da Calheta” and follow the road upwards until the Banif Bank. Turn left towards Prazeres. 2 km later, you will find on the right the small road leading to the Atrio called “Caminho dos Moinhos”. 150m further, you will find the Atrio.


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country house

casa calhau grande - cottage casa calhau grande - cottage

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 4 cottages. Services: • Weekly cleaning • Bicycle hire municipalities

Facilities: • Equipped kitchen • Satellite TV and radio/CD player

• Internet Wi-Fi • Swimming-pool • Barbecue • Gardens • Private car park • Organic vegetable and herb garden; orchard


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Caminho do Massapez, 10 - Arco da Calheta 9370-077 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 962 806 626

ccgmadeira@gmail.com www.casadocalhaugrande.com

environment of Casa do Calhau Grande is the perfect antidote for urban living and the ideal place for nature lovers who appreciate tranquillity. municipalities

Description: Located 30 minutes away from Funchal it has a 180º view over the Atlantic, in perfect harmony with the region’s typical rusticity. The Casa do Calhau Grande (literally “bigpebble house”) will provide a tranquil and invigorating stay, and is made up of four typical Madeiran style houses, which are over one century old. The cosy and rustic

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: Follow the Express roadway to Arco da Calheta, drive around the roundabout and follow the Ledo signpost. Turn left at the first crossroads, into Rua Rocha Gouveia; about 900 metres along turn right, which will bring you to Caminho do Massapez. Drive up to Casa do Calhau Grande.


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country house

casa das faias casa das faias

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 2 rooms with single beds and one shared bathroom. 1 suite with double bed, and private bathroom with hydro massage bath. Reading room. 1 studio with double bed, private bathroom and kitchenette.

Facilities: • Free cot for children aged 3 or under • Sitting room and library • Kitchen equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster, kitchenware, crockery and cutlery

• TV in every bedroom • Swimming-pool with barbecue and sun deck


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Caminho das Faias, 54 - Arco da Calheta 9370-018 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 966 259 146

casadasfaias@gmail.com www.casadasfaias.com

a bathroom. There is a reading room on the first floor, plus two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, and a suite with private bathroom including a hydro massage bath. On the second floor there is a studio with a kitchenette. Access to the house is easy, just follow the old road that leads to Estrela da Calheta, and go up the hill that’s marked Faias.

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Description: Casa das Faias is located in a mainly rural area, where the landscape is predominantly agricultural. It is cosy and tranquil and all its rooms have a direct or partial sea or mountain view. Facilities include swimming-pool, sundeck, barbecue and a car park for two or three vehicles. The ground floor consists of a sitting room with stone walls, a fully equipped communal kitchen and

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: Follow the Express roadway until the Arco da Calheta roundabout; then take the regional road as far as Sítio das Florenças; go up the hill and then down again to Lombo das Faias.


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country house

casa do lugarinho casa do lugarinho

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 4 rooms. Services: • Meals • Boat trips on board the Casa do Lugarinho boat

• Visits to Quinta Pedagógica dos Prazeres, churches and Casa das Mudas Arts Centre • Little supermarket nearby, 2 minutes’ drive (10 mins. walk)

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Fajã da Ovelha, Raposeira Fajã da Ovelha | 9370-310 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 919 996 099 Fax: (+351) 291 764 034

info@lugarinho.com www.lugarinho.com

environment, silence and total privacy. There are plenty of leisure options nearby, such as “levada” walks, bicycle rides, and restaurants serving regional fare. municipalities

Description: This house is over 100 years old and is located in a rural area overlooking the sea, about a 10 minute drive away from Calheta beach, and 30 minutes from Funchal. Facilities include a swimming-pool with sun deck and lawn, barbecue, and a vegetable garden where guests can participate in the agricultural activities. There is a tranquil

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: Follow the Express roadway in the Funchal-Calheta direction. Take the Raposeira turn-off (roundabout) and follow the signposts indicating rural tourist accommodation, going towards the sea. Casa do Lugarinho is the last house, with a burgundy coloured wall.


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4 star aparthotel

paúl do mar aparthotel paúl do mar aparthotel

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 60 apartments (55 standard studios, 2 studios for the physically impaired and 3 one bedroom suites). All rooms are very spacious and have large terraces overlooking the sea. municipalities

Services: • Room service • Rooms cleaned daily

• Laundry • Restaurant with two terraces overlooking the sea • HACCP quality certified • Lobby bar and pool bar Facilities: • Rooms with fully equipped kitchenette • Direct dial telephones

• Internet access • Cable TV • Safe • Indoor, outdoor and children’s swimming pool (heated all year round) • Mini-fitness studio • Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, massages, beauty treatments • Bicycles • Free parking


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Avenida dos Pescadores Paulenses, Sítio da Ribeira das Galinhas Paúl do Mar | 9370-504 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 870 050 Fax: (+351) 291 870 059

geral@hotelpauldomar.com www.hotelpauldomar.com

course (designed by Nick Faldo) and the Madeira Nature Reserve (West), where the main “levadas” and footpaths are located. It is 35 minutes away from Funchal, and 45 minutes from Madeira International Airport. municipalities

Description: Paúl do Mar Aparthotel is on the west coast of Madeira Island, in Calheta, in a picturesque fishing village with the same name, in the place that boasts the best climate on the island. It is 10 metres away from the ocean waves, with excellent sea access right in front of the hotel entrance. It is 15 minutes away from the planned Ponta do Pargo golf

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: As you leave the airport, take the Express roadway. Then follow along in the direction of Calheta, through various tunnels. When you reach a roundabout that indicates Calheta, follow the direction of Estreito da Calheta. When you reach Estreito da Calheta, exit the Express roadway, in the direction of Jardim do Mar/Paúl do Mar. Drive straight ahead, until the road forks; take the Paúl do Mar direction, into a tunnel. As you exit the tunnel follow the signposts to the Aparthotel.


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country house

quinta do conde quinta do conde

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 4 houses. Catarina House: a studio type house, with one bedroom with a double bed and a lounge area; private bathroom and separate kitchenette. Maximum capacity: two people. António House: two bedrooms, two bathrooms and kitchenette. Maximum capacity: four people.

Goretti House: traditional rustic house, with two bedrooms, one living room, one bathroom, separate kitchen and outside barbecue. Maximum capacity: six people. Feitoria House: traditional rustic house, with two bedrooms, one living room, two bathrooms, separate kitchen. Maximum capacity: six people.

Facilities: • Outside areas for barbecues • Communal parkland for 7 cars • Orchard, where seasonal fruit can be sampled • Cafes, restaurants, supermarket, shops and bakery 5 minutes away • Lovely golden sandy beach, where water sports are available, 3km away


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Fonte do Til Arco da Calheta | 9370-025 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

modation. Guests can take a walk in the cool and calm garden and enjoy the view over the Atlantic Ocean. An oak tree and a dragon tree (Dracaena draco), both over 500 years old, amongst the oldest on the island, can be observed in the gardens that are surrounded by exotic fruit trees.

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Description: This historical country estate was established in the 16th century by the Viscounts of Torre Bela, direct descendants of the first British settlers in Madeira. The manor house dates back to the same period and was rebuilt in the original style. The estate is still made up of various self contained lodgings which are available as rural accom-

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: Take the Express roadway from the airport to Ribeira Brava and continue towards Calheta. After you reach Madalena do Mar, take the tunnel that separates Arco da Calheta. At the roundabout take the first turn-off to the right, and then turn right again, in the direction of the centre of Arco da Calheta. About 300 metres further along there is an entranceway to the right. Go down again for about 50 metres more and you will see Quinta do Conde to your right.


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rural tourism

quinta de são lourenço quinta de são lourenço

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Casa Grande (“big house”) with 3 bedrooms, private bathroom, one sitting room and communal kitchen. Casa da Frente (“front house”) with 2 bedrooms, private bathroom, private sitting room and communal kitchen. Lagar (“wine press”) with 1 bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and private kitchen.

Palheiro (“cottage”) with 1 bedroom, bathroom and private kitchen. Facilities: • KKitchens equipped with microwave, toaster, electric kettle, fridge, kitchenware and electric cooker • Individual heaters • Cable TV • Wi-Fi area with free Internet access

• Extra beds (upon request and subject to confirmation) • Cot (upon request and subject to confirmation) • Outdoor swimming-pool • Two barbecues • Medical assistance – Medical centre a 10 min. drive away • Mini-golf • Children’s area


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Tanque do Lombo, Sítio de São Lourenço Fajã da Ovelha | 9370-313 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

the day to day activities of the people involved in farming and flower production. All the houses have a direct or indirect sea view. municipalities

Description: Quinta de São Lourenço is 1.200m2 of countrified surroundings, fresh air and an incredible natural beauty, against the backdrop of the sea. In this lovely rural setting, where agriculture is the main activity, you will find a healthy and tranquil environment. The Quinta provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with nature and

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway to Prazeres, past Funchal, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Madalena do Mar, Calheta and Prazeres. The Express roadway becomes a main road in Prazeres. Carry along in the same direction towards Ponta do Pargo, and turn left at the sign indicating Fajã da Ovelha. Go down and drive around the church, in the direction of Paúl do Mar. After about 100m, take the road on the left and go up towards the Quinta, which is clearly indicated.


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4 star country house hotel

quinta das vinhas quinta das vinhas

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 5 twin bed rooms and 1 double, all with private bathroom.

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Services: • Babysitting (upon request and subject to availability) • Meals served for guests only

Facilities: • All rooms are equipped with telephone, Cable TV and hairdryer • Cot and high-chair available (upon request) • Sitting room with open fire • Reading room • Dining room • Small swimming-pool • Sun beds and umbrellas

• Tropical gardens • Vineyards • Patio with area for playing French bowls


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Lombo dos SerrĂľes Estreito da Calheta | 9370-223 Estreito da Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

meals are based upon local produce and served in the old kitchen. The patio with the oak trees is an excellent place to play French bowls while enjoying an aperitif and the outdoor swimming-pool is very popular after a walk in the countryside. All guests are invited to take walks in the vineyards as well as participate in the grape harvest.

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Description: Historical, romantic and serene, the Quinta das Vinhas is located high on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards, with the sea as its horizon. The beauty of this carefully restored rustic 17th century house is perfectly set in the landscape. The bedrooms on the 1st oor lead directly onto a large terrace opposite the garden and swimming-pool. The simple

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: 40 minutes away from Funchal, and 50 minutes away from the airport, take the Express roadway in the direction of Prazeres. After the Calheta roundabout, go through two tunnels. Leave the Express roadway on the second exit on the right, indicating Estreito da Calheta. Go straight ahead, and after about 0,8km you will see the Quinta gate, on the right hand side.


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tourist apartments

quinta das vinhas – cottages quinta das vinhas – cottages

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 14 cottages and apartments.

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Services: • Fresh bread delivered every morning • Cleaning daily • Access to the services in the main house of Quinta das Vinhas • Possibility of dining in the main house (advanced booking required)

Facilities: • King Size beds • Extra beds available • Fridge and minibar service • Microwave, toaster and kettle • Bath and shower • Hairdryer • Iron and ironing board (upon request, payment required) • Cable TV

• Telephone • Safe (payment required) • Heater • High chair (upon request and subject to availability) • Small pets are allowed in one of the cottages • Swimming-pool • Sun beds and umbrellas • Gardens


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Lombo dos Serr천es Estreito da Calheta | 9370-223 Estreito da Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

nette and an open fireplace in the sitting room. Most of the cottages were built from scratch in the traditional style, following environmentally friendly principles. Demolition materials were reused and solar panels provide hot water.

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Description: Scattered around the swimming-pool, the cottages lie at one end of the vineyard, and are ideal for longer stays, for they afford lots of comfort in a traditional environment. Some of the cottages are open space, with the bedroom leading directly into the sitting room. Every cottage has a kitche-

where to stay - calheta

How to get there: 40 minutes away from Funchal, and 50 minutes away from the airport. Take the Express roadway in the direction of Prazeres. After the Calheta roundabout, go through two tunnels. Leave the Express roadway on the second exit on the right, indicating Estreito da Calheta. Go straight ahead, and after about 0,8km you will see the Quinta gate, on the right hand side.


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casa das mudas arts centre

Vale dos Amores 9370-111 Calheta

Tel.: (+351) 291 820 900 Fax: (+351) 291 820 911 info@centrodasartes.com www.centrodasartes.com

to see / to do - Calheta

INFORMATION Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14H00 to 18h00.

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A place dedicated to art and culture. It was designed with the purpose of increasing public awareness of the arts generally and of contemporary art particularly. The desire to decentralize and make culture more accessible to all underlies its Calheta location, outside of Funchal’s urban centre. Contemporary art exhibitions are held in the main building all year round and works of art can be purchased in the gallery. The auditorium frequently presents musicals, ďŹ lms and plays and there are facilities for holding congresses or meetings.


Vila da Calheta 9370-133 Calheta

(porto de recreio da calheta)

Tel.: (+351) 291 824 003 Fax: (+351) 291 824 009 info@portoderecreiodacalheta.com www.portoderecreiodacalheta.com

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calheta harbour

to see / to do - Calheta

INFORMATION Reception opening hours and Docking Services: from 09h00 to 23h00.

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Calheta Harbour was inaugurated in 2004. It has 339 places and the capacity for vessels from 6 to 25 metres, with 3,5m max. draft (hull), including 44 places for jetskis. This infra-structure includes various services, such as shops and restaurants, fuel supply and a pump-out facility for vessel sewerage. There is also a service centre, with meeting room and Internet access, along with other facilities intended to meet the needs of arriving vessels. Near the harbour there is an artiďŹ cial beach with golden sand.


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câmara de lobos

STATISTICS

municipalities

Population: 36.199 inhabitants Area: 52,00 km² Parishes: Câmara de Lobos Curral das Freiras

Estreito de Câmara de Lobos Jardim da Serra Quinta Grande

Câmara de Lobos is one of Madeira’s most famous landmark tourist spots, not only because of its picturesque and majestic landscape, but also thanks to its exceptional gastronomy and time-honoured traditions. Indeed, the best laurel stick “espetada” (skewered grilled meat) is made in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, as well as the traditional “Poncha” drink and the fortified legendary Madeira


39 Municipality of Câmara de Lobos: Tel.: (+351) 291 911 080 | e-mail: cmcl@netmadeira.com | site: www.cm-camaradelobos.pt

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Wine. Câmara de Lobos is a youthful place and the starting point for a good night out in Madeira. This is a place that boasts almost six centuries of history, having survived through the ages mainly due to fishing and farming, and taking on the production of wine and bananas.

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Places of interest: Salão Ideal viewpoint, Pico da Torre viewpoint, Teleférico viewpoint, Cabo Girão viewpoint, Eira do Serrado viewpoint, Corrida viewpoint and Boca dos Namorados viewpoint, Ilhéu Garden, Av. Nova Cidade Garden, S. Francisco Garden, Salinas Bathing Complex, Vigário Beach.


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country house

vila afonso vila afonso

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

municipalities

Number and type of rooms: Main house: 2 superior rooms with panoramic views; 2 standard rooms by the swimming-pool or garden; and 1 small standard room by the swimming pool. Other rooms: 1 standard room and two bungalows with kitchenette and panoramic views.

Services: • Cleaning service Facilities: • All accommodations have private bathroom, direct dial telephone, safe, cable TV and heating • Hairdryer (upon request) • HI-FI system • Large lounge with panoramic view

• Mini-bar in the sitting room • Mini library • Wine cellars • Indoor/outdoor swimming-pool • Sun deck with sun beds, umbrellas and towels • Garden • Grill • Car Park


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Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, 574-B 9325-033 Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

full bodied Madeira Wine. In the wine cellars of this country house some privately owned wine from the past century still remains. The house, which was believed to have been built in the 17th century, was carefully renovated in 1999, so as to maintain the traditional Madeiran style, and some of the original building materials were preserved or restored.

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Description: Vila Afonso is on the sunny southern hillside of the island of Madeira, in an area which is famous for the production of Madeira Wine. In its agricultural area guests can observe vineyards and banana plantation in loco, all of which are organically produced. Nowadays the predominant culture is the Negra-Mol species of grape vine, which produces the

where to stay - câmara de lobos

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway towards Ribeira Brava. Turn off at exit number 5, to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos / Câmara de Lobos (about 8km from Funchal). Turn in the direction of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, where you will find a road called Estrada João Gonçalves Zarco, and go up it until you reach number 574-B.


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funchal

STATISTICS

municipalities

Population: 103.961 inhabitants Area: 76,25 km² Parishes: Imaculado Coração de Maria Monte Santa Luzia

Santa Maria Maior Santo António São Gonçalo São Martinho São Pedro São Roque Sé

Funchal owes its name to fennel (fennel is “funcho” in Portuguese), a plant which abounds on the hillsides that slope down towards the city which is the capital of Madeira Island. Located by the sea, with a privileged climate and a refreshing landscape, Funchal has long been the destination par excellence of the rich and famous, including European royalty. It became famed as a therapeuti-


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Municipality of Funchal: Tel.: (+351) 291 211 000 | e-mail: cmf@cm-funchal.pt | site: www.cm-funchal.pt

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Places of interest: Santa Maria Maior, Market Place (“Mercado dos Lavradores”), Monte, Terreiro da Luta, Funchal Ecological Park, Lido Bathing Complex. municipalities

cal destination, and was sought by people seeking cures for a variety of ailments. The visits of Princess Maria Amélia of Portugal and Brazil, Carlota of Belgium or Empress Sissi of Austria are part of the city’s history, and are still remembered to this day. The cable car in the old part of town is a splendid way to begin discovering Funchal.


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tourist villa

casa do papagaio verde casa do papagaio verde

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

municipalities

Number and type of rooms: Main house with 2 rooms with twin beds and 1 suite with a double bed. One apartment with twin beds and the possibility to accommodate two more people on a sofa-bed. Three studios with twin beds and the possibility of one extra bed in one of them.

Services: • Full breakfast • Meals (reservations required) • Bed linen and towels changed Facilities: • Satellite TV in all bedrooms • Telephone (upon request) • Sitting room

• Dining room • Piano • Garden with chairs and sun umbrellas • Swimming-pool with sun beds • Laundry • Pets accepted


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Travessa do Papagaio Verde, 31 Funchal | 9000-656 Funchal

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

invitation for a dip. Casa do Papagaio Verde awaits your visit for a holiday in touch with nature.

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Description: Casa do Papagaio Verde is located on a hillside overlooking the sea and the city of Funchal. The spacious rooms are well decorated and have sea views. Thanks to its sunny location, its gardens contain a profusion of colours and scents belonging to a wide variety of flowers. The swimming-pool is a constant

where to stay - funchal

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway in the direction Funchal-Câmara de Lobos. Turn off at exit number 8 for São Martinho. As the road forks, keep to the left and go over the viaduct, into the roundabout. Leave the roundabout at the first exit and at the end of the road, turn left. Drive straight ahead until you reach another roundabout, and then take the first exit, towards the “Cooperativa Agrícola” (Farmers’ Cooperative), go straight ahead and take the second turning on the left.


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agricultural tourism

quinta devónia quinta devónia

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Casa Nogueira (walnut tree house): one bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, lounge, cable TV, porch with wood burning stove, central heating and one parking space. Casa Cedro (cedar house): one bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, lounge, cable TV, porch, barbecue area, central heating and one parking space.

Casa Tília (elm house): 2 bedrooms (one twin with en suite bathroom, and one double room with separate bathroom) lounge, kitchenette, cable TV and central heating. Facilities: All the houses are set in agricultural land and have the following facilities: • Garden

• Barbecue • Children’s playground • Central heating • Guests can purchase organic produce produced on site


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Travessa do Largo da Choupana, 18 C Funchal | 9060-348 Funchal

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

The houses are very cosy and decorated with genuine country furnishings and typical objects. You will find this wholesome and natural environment very inviting. municipalities

Description: This agricultural estate is located on a Funchal hillside and the Levada dos Tornos runs through it. This “levada” goes from Camacha to Monte, the perfect setting for walks. Another very important “levada” of this area passes just 1km away, the Levada da Serra. Quinta Devónia consists of a main house and three rural tourism cottages.

where to stay - funchal

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway going from Machico to Ribeira Brava. Turn off at the exit indicated for Estrada da Boa Nova, and turn left. Follow along that road and further down you’ll see a signpost that indicates Jardim Botânico (botanical gardens) and the football stadium. Turn right. When the road starts to climb, follow the signposts for the football stadium, until you reach a crossroads with the Travessa do Largo da Choupana.


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residence tourism

quinta da fonte quinta da fonte

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 4 rooms with private bathrooms. Services: • Breakfast served in the dining room

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Facilities: • Lounge and breakfast room • Chapel within the Quinta da Fonte estate

• Garden overlooking Funchal • Bus stop nearby (routes 20, 21, 22) • Various typical restaurants and supermarket nearby


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Estrada dos Marmeleiros, 89 Funchal | 9050-209 Funchal

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

ghts: visit Monte Church, and see the tomb of Emperor Charles of Austria, observe the exceptional and rare plant species in Monte Tropical Gardens, or enjoy the exciting ride down into town in the traditional wicker sleighs. municipalities

Description: Quinta da Fonte is located halfway down the hillside between Funchal and Monte. It is a manor house dating back to 1850 and its decor takes us back to a bygone time. It is surrounded by gardens and tropical fruit trees and boasts a breathtaking view of Funchal and the bay. Make the most of the proximity to Monte to see the si-

where to stay - funchal

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway going from Machico to Ribeira Brava. Exit when you get to Funchal, at the exit marked Monte. Bear left until you reach the end of the road. When you reach the roundabout, take the first exit on the right and continue until you reach Estrada dos Marmeleiros. You’ll see a crossroads; go down to the right, about 200 metres, and at the end of the straight stretch of road, at number 89, you’ll see a gate and the entrance to Quinta da Fonte.


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tourist apartments

quinta mãe dos homens quinta mãe dos homens

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: One bedroom studios, with a double or twin beds, separate bathroom and kitchenette. Family accommodation, consisting of a studio plus extra bedroom. Studio with a double or twin beds, sofa-bed, separate bathroom, kitchenette and an independent bedroom with a single bed.

Eight one bedroom apartments, in the Wine Press, with a double or twin beds, sofa-bed, separate bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. Six one bedroom apartments, in the Upper Wine Press, with separate bedrooms and bathrooms, twin beds, sofa-bed, kitchenette and sitting/ dining room.

Services: • Self service bar by the swimming-pool Facilities: • Direct dial telephone • Cable TV • Safe • Bathrooms with bath, shower, toilet and hairdryer • Solar energy heated swimming-pool • Terrace with sun beds and umbrellas


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Rua Mãe dos Homens, 39 Funchal | 9060-185 Funchal

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

hustle and bustle of the city. There is a bus stop outside the gates, and there is a little supermarket and various restaurants nearby. municipalities

Description: Quinta Mãe dos Homens offers a variety of self-contained apartments, located in an exclusive private property, overlooking the centre and the bay of Funchal. Although it is but a short distance from the centre of Funchal, about a 10 or 15 minutes walk from the old part of town, Quinta Mãe dos Homens remains well removed from the

where to stay - funchal

How to get there: From the airport, drive to Funchal along regional road ER 101 and leave on the exit marked Funchal – Boa Nova. Turn left into regional road ER204, then straight ahead. When you reach a pink house with a palm tree, turn right. When you get to Rua da Rochinha, take the second turning on the left into Travessa Manuel Alexandre, a small road between a school and Quinta Mãe dos Homens.


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tourist apartments

vila marta vila marta

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 8 studios and 1 suite with twin beds, private bathroom, small kitchen and large terrace with sea view.

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Services: • Full breakfast on first day of stay • Delivery of fresh bread on the other days, as from 7h00

• Full breakfast available on the other days, against additional payment • Cleaning service • Free transport from the airport for stays over 7 days Facilities: • Small kitchen

• Fridge, toaster, coffee machine, kitchenware and towels • Bathrooms with bath, shower adaptor and hairdryer • Cable TV (30 channels) • Direct dial telephone • Safe in bedrooms (complimentary) • Internet access (payment required)


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Travessa do Amparo, 36 Funchal | 9000-647 Funchal

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

dos Piornais is only 100 metres away.

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Description: Vila Marta is located at the top of the little São Martinho hill, about 4km from the centre of Funchal. From Vila Marta you can enjoy a lovely view over banana plantations and the sea. All guests are welcomed by the owners, who live on-site. The Vila’s location is an excellent starting point for mountain walks or trips into town. The Levada

where to stay - funchal

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway in the direction Funchal-Câmara de Lobos. Turn off at exit number 8 for São Martinho. As the road forks, keep to the left and go over the viaduct, into the roundabout. Take the second exit, into the tunnel; drive down until the next roundabout and turn right. Drive along that avenue until you reach another roundabout, then carry on straight ahead towards the sea, taking the first turning on the right, the facility is on the right.


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funchal ecological reserve

Estrada Regional 103, nº 259 Tel.: (+351) 291 784 700 Ribeira das Cales Fax: (+351) 291 784 821 pecof@cm-funchal.pt

to see / to do - funchal

INFORMATION

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Opening hours: Reception Centre: daily from 09h00 to 17h30 (except religious holidays) Pico Alto: daily from 08h30 to 18h00 Chão da Lagoa: daily from 08h30 to 19h00

Created in 1918 with the purpose of preserving the natural heritage of a location rich in fauna and flora representing native species, the Funchal Ecological Reserve now encompasses an area of 10km2, which stretches from Pico do Areeiro, at an altitude of 1800m, to Córrego do Pisão and the Ribeira de Santa Luzia, which is but 520m above sea level. Amongst the wild daisies, “folhados” (Clethra) and “figeiras do inferno” (Euphorbia) trees, there are many places especially suitable for leisure activities and visits by the general public.


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machico

STATISTICS

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Population: 21.321 inhabitants Santo António da Serra Area: 67,73 km² Parishes: Água de Pena Caniçal Machico Porto da Cruz

In was in the bay of Machico that João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, sent by Prince Henry the Navigator, came ashore when Madeira was rediscovered. Donated to Tristão Vaz Teixeira, the province of Machico became the first station for Madeiran administration. A visit to the municipality will firstly reveal the spiritual and devout nature of its people, who built many chapels


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Municipality of Machico: Tel.: (+351) 291 969 990 | e-mail: cm-secretaria@cm-machico.pt | site: www.cm-machico.pt

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and the church of Our Lady of Conception, as well as various manor houses. The natural beauty of this municipality also warrants a visit. Pico do Facho and Ponta de São Lourenço are located here, as well as the “levadas” of Caniçal, Portela and Castelejo.

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Places of interest: Caniçal Bathing Complex, Porto da Cruz Bathing Complex, Whale Museum (“Museu da Baleia”), Machico Museum, 15th century Machico Mother Church, São Roque Chapel, yellow sand beach, Água de Pena Sports Centre.


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tourist villa

casa da quinta casa da quinta

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Casa Catarina, on the 1st floor, has two double rooms, one room with a double bed plus 1 bed, and one twinbedded room, bathroom, sitting room with satellite TV, kitchen, balcony and yard. Guests can use all the facilities of “Estalagem da Quinta” 800m away, which belongs to the same owners, such as restaurant, swimming-pool,

billiards, Internet, rent-a-car and bicycles as well as assistance and information for things to do during the stay. Accommodates up to 5 people. Casa Cristina, on the ground floor, has two double rooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds, bathroom, sitting room with satellite TV, kitchen, dining room

and barbecue. There is a washing machine and dryer upon request, plus the above mentioned facilities of “Estalagem a Quinta”. Accommodates up to 4 people. Facilities: • Garden • Kitchen and barbecue • Car park


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Caminho da Fajã das Vacas Santo António da Serra | 9200-155 Machico

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

golf on the Santo da Serra golf course. The beaches of Santa Cruz and Machico are only 7km away from Casa da Quinta. municipalities

Description: A tourist facility located in a rural area, where simplicity and comfort abound, in an environment halfway between traditional and modern. Make the most of the proximity to the village of Santo António da Serra, a tranquil place which is ideal for exploring the island’s charms, where you can go on “levada” walks, or play a round of

where to stay - machico

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway in the direction Santa Cruz – Funchal and turn right after 50 metres. Drive alongside the runway, and turn left at the end. Carry on for about 100m and then turn left again. Continue for 5km and drive to the canter of the village until the roundabout, continue straight ahead again and you will have reached the village. Carry on for another 500m, towards the Repsol petrol station and you can do the check-in in the Estalagem A Quinta.


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residence tourism

quinta da capela quinta da capela

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: Five double rooms, four with twin beds and one with a double bed, all with private bathrooms.

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Facilities: • Communal sitting room • Fully equipped traditional kitchen

• Garden • Chapel • Two extra beds


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Quinta da Capela – Sítio do Folhadal Porto da Cruz | 9225-120 Machico

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

views of the sea and the mountains. In this place culture and history mingle with the scent of wild flowers.

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Description: Located in Porto da Cruz, on the north coast of the island, this rural manor house of the 17th century, classified as a building of great historical interest, belonged for many centuries to the illustrious Leal family, whose members were viscounts, councilmen and governors. It is surrounded by “levadas” and footpaths, and offers beautiful

where to stay - machico

How to get there: From the airport set off towards Machico and keep going in the direction of Caniçal. Turn off towards Santana/ Porto da Cruz – Santana and at the roundabout take the first exit, which will lead you into a tunnel. When you reach Porto da Cruz, turn off at the second exit; then, at the roundabout, take the first exit, for Portela. You will find an entranceway to your left, indicating Quinta da Capela.


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agricultural tourism

quinta do pântano quinta do pântano

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Magnolia Studio with double beds, private bathrooms with bath and hairdryer, sitting room with cable TV and traditional wood burning stove. Rosa Room with twin beds, private bathrooms with bath and hairdryer, sitting room with cable TV and traditional wood burning stove.

Casa Urze Lilás (lilac heather house): with 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin in the attic, private bathroom with shower, sitting room with TV, fireplace, heater and porch. The extra bed is a sofa-bed. Services: • Breakfast (fresh bread or toasted, free range eggs, milk, coffee, tea, home-made jam and cheese)

Facilities: • Barbecue • Golf 300m away • Tennis 100m away (complimentary) • Mini golf 100m away (complimentary) • Horse-riding Centre 300m away • Organic vegetables on sale • Equipped kitchenette


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Estrada da Fonte de Santo António, 62 9200-152 Machico

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

near various levada trails. The island’s oldest golf course is located in the parish, belonging to the Santo da Serra Golf Club, as well as old manor houses and the largest natural lake on Madeira Island. Various levada trails are nearby.

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Description: This Quinta was rebuilt and extended in perfect harmony with its setting. On the estate there is a natural lake and an area of 14.000m where certified organic farming takes place. Guests can come into contact with some of the farm animals, such as ducks, chickens, pheasant or horses. Santo da Serra is located on a plateau with 1.482ha,

where to stay - machico

How to get there: As you leave the airport, take the first turning on the right and follow the signs for Santo da Serra. When you reach Santo da Serra, follow the signs for Machico and Quinta do Pântano.


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tourist villa

villa ricardo villa ricardo

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 3 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, shower, washbasin, bidet, toilet, hairdryer and 220V socket, satellite TV and heating (fireplace heat recovery or purposely fitted electric heaters). All rooms have access to terraces with panoramic views.

Services: • Cleaning service, towels and bedlinen change, twice weekly • Small supermarkets, restaurants, bars, public transport, medical centre and chemist nearby Facilities: • Communal lounge with satellite TV, heat recovery fireplace, DVD player, CD

player, MP3 player, radio, computer and wireless Internet access • Self-service laundry, with washing and drying machines, iron and ironing board • Fully equipped kitchen • Sun-decks with garden furniture • Cot and high-chair • Safe


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Caminho da Cal, Casas Próximas Porto da Cruz | 9225-050 Machico

Tel.: (+351) 966 759 327 Fax: (+351) 291 227 982

villaricardo@aeiou.pt www.madeiratropicalhouses.com

banana, vines, plum and custard-apple (Annona cherimolia, Mill.), affording visitors a warm and remarkable environment. On the inside, great attention has been given to detail, and Villa Ricardo offers luxury and well-being to its guests. This is a wonderful opportunity for a lovely holiday in a natural environment by the sea, with freedom and privacy.

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Description: Villa Ricardo is a tourist villa located on the Northeast of Madeira Island, in the enchanting and tranquil parish of Porto da Cruz, in the municipality of Machico. It is located on an estate with approximately 2000m2 in a lovely setting that boasts a fresh-water swimming-pool and a tropical garden with an exceptional variety of fruit trees, including mango, papaya,

where to stay - machico

How to get there: As you leave the airport, take the Express roadway in the direction of Machico. Follow the signs to Porto da Cruz. Leave the Express roadway on the exit that indicates Porto da Cruz. Next you will see a roundabout; drive into it and take the second exit. From here drive straight ahead until you reach a crossroads with a bridge, from which Villa Ricardo is clearly visible from the road. The trip from the airport to Porto da Cruz takes about 15 minutes.


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caniรงal bathing complex

to see / to do - machico

INFORMATION Opening hours during the summer (bathing season): from Monday to Sunday from 9h00 to18h30.

This bathing complex opened in 2003. It is located over the sea and has two seawater swimming-pools, one of which is for children. Facilities include a snack bar with terrace, changing rooms with showers, lockers, sun-beds and umbrellas and two sea accesses.

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porto da cruz bathing complex praia da alagoa beach

to see / to do - machico

INFORMATION

This bathing complex is located in the northeast of the island, in a place which is marked by a dramatically high mountain by the sea. Facilities include sun-deck, restaurant area, changing rooms and toilets. There are also two swimming-pools near the beach with their own facilities. Praia da Alagoa is a beach with black sand, good sea access and is used for surfers.

Opening hours during the summer (bathing season): from Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to18h30. municipalities


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whale museum (Temporarily closed. Reopening 2011.)

Rua da Pedra D’Eira 9200-031 Caniçal

Tel.: (+351) 291 961 858 Fax: (+351) 291 961 859 geral@museudabaleia.org www.museudabaleia.org

to see / to do - machico

INFORMATION Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h00 to 18h00.

Whaling began in 1941, in Porto Moniz Square. This activity reached its peak in the fifties, when there was already a full functioning factory in the village of Caniçal to deal with the animals that were caught. The exhibits in the Whale Museum show what whaling was, as well as the industry that grew around it, along with videos with pictures dating back to those times.

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machico museum – solar do ribeirinho

Rua do Ribeirinho, 15 9200-102 Machico

Tel.: (+351) 291 969 990 Fax: (+351) 291 965 515 cm-secretaria@cm-machico.pt

to see / to do - machico

INFORMATION Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h30 (last admittance at 17h20).

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This is an interactive museum with the presence of people and stories that make up the history of 600 years of the municipality of Machico. The exhibition is divided into four themed collections and there are various educational aids available, based on modern information technologies. Among the objects on display special reference should be made to a painted portrait of the 1st Administrative Captain of Machico (TristĂŁo Vaz Teixeira), a 17th century procession piece, and a rare 16th century seal.


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ponta do sol

STATISTICS

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Population: 8.189 inhabitants Area: 43,80 km² Parishes: Canhas Madalena do Mar Ponta do Sol

Located on the south coast of Madeira, the municipality of Ponta do Sol (literally “Tip of Sun”) owes its name to the excellent weather with which it is blessed. The abundant sunshine makes a trip to the beach a must, and visitors will be spoilt for choice, for there are various ones in the area: Madalena do Mar, Anjos and Lugar de Baixo. There are also various “levada” walks in this region, such as Nova do Canhas,


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Municipality of Ponta do Sol: Tel.: (+351) 291 972 106 | e-mail: info@pontadosol.pt | site: www.pontadosol.pt

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Places of interest: Ponta do Sol pier, Caminho Real Bridge, São Sebastião Chapel, Ponta do Sol Mother Church, Santo António Chapel. municipalities

Bica da Cana, Moinho and Nova da Lombada, which include some of the most interesting walks of the archipelago. There are also many noteworthy mansions and manor houses in Ponta do Sol, built in traditional Madeiran style and making elegant use of the dark grey volcanic stone quarried locally. It is well worth taking a walk through the municipal centre, nestled between the cliffs’ valley.


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country house

casa da madalena casa da madalena

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: Main house with: 3 double rooms and 1 family room with two divisions and a private bathroom.

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It has a small tower overlooking the entrance of the property. The living room has a privileged view in all four directions and towards the ocean.

Facilities: • 1 ample social space, including dining room and living room, conveniently equipped (stereo player, TV, DVD) • 1 full kitchen (stove top, microwave, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator) • 1 living space (the old kitchen) with a brick oven and stove top


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Av. 1 de Fevereiro, 90 Madalena do Mar | 9360-410 Ponta do Sol

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

The house is situated between the ocean and an exotic banana plantation, cultivated in terraces, that runs lengthwise through the whole parish, extending approximately 3 kilometers. It’s an ideal location for a pleasant and refreshing stay. A rural seaside parish where one falls asleep with the soothing sounds of the ocean and awakens to the chirping of the birds.

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Description: It’s located on the seafront road in the parish of Madalena do Mar which is part of the municipality of Ponta do Sol in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Its attractive climate is sunny, calm and the best in the archipelago of Madeira.It’s a century old house adapted for rural tourism. The property is 1.100 m2. The parish of Madalena do Mar is generally a flat area of land.

where to stay - ponta do sol

How to get there: From Airport: take the highway towards Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Madalena do Mar. When it comes to a marginal is Madalena do Mar, AV. February 1 is the number 90. From Harbor: take the highway towards Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Madalena do Mar. When it comes to marginal, is the Madalena do Mar, AV. February 1 is the number 90.


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country house

casa do retiro casa do retiro

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 1 bedroom on the first floor, with private bathroom and cable TV 4 bedrooms on the ground floor, one with private bathroom.

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Services: • Domestic services

Facilities: • Free accommodation for children aged 6 or under • Cot • Kitchen equipped with cooker, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and coffee machine

• Dining room • Sitting room with open stone fireplace, TV with individual control and game console • Ample grounds and orchard • Barbecue • Games room with billiards and table soccer


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Rua Santa Teresinha, 4 Canhas | 9360-310 Canhas Ponta do Sol

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

becue. On the inside, the house is furnished with items that include English pieces over one hundred years old, as well as Indo-Portuguese and Madeiran articles. municipalities

Description: Casa do Retiro is located close to Santa Teresa monument, which was erected by ancestors of the present owners, in the sunny parish of Canhas. In this airy natural setting there are many trees of the indigenous Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”) and various stone objects used by previous inhabitants: mills, a wine press, a well and a spacious bar-

where to stay - ponta do sol

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway direction Ribeira Brava. When you reach Ribeira Brava drive towards the centre. At the second roundabout enter the tunnel to Ponta do Sol and at the next roundabout take the tunnel for Lugar de Baixo / Ponta do Sol. When you reach Ponta do Sol, take the second exit at the roundabout and go up the old Regional Road and turn left. Carry on until you reach Canhas. The facility is next to the Monument to Our Lady (“Monumento a Nossa Senhora”).


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porto moniz

STATISTICS

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Population: 2.927 inhabitants Area: 82,60 km² Parishes: Achadas da Cruz Porto Moniz Ribeira da Janela Seixal

Porto Moniz is the most northwest point of Madeira Island. There are various attractions here, such as the volcanic rock formations that fill up with tide water and form its natural swimming-pools. Porto Moniz is a diverse region, which stretches from the sea to the mountains, where a variety of activities can be pursued, such as fishing and “levada” or trail walks. In the heart of the Lau-


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Municipality of Porto Moniz: Tel.: (+351) 291 850 180 | e-mail: geral@portomoniz.pt | site: www.portomoniz.pt

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rel Forest (“Laurissilva”) itself, this region also offers ideal conditions for canyoning.

Places of interest: Natural swimming-pools, Madeira Aquarium, Porto Moniz Living Science Centre, Achadas da Cruz cable car, Levadas (Ribeira da Janela), Chão da Ribeira (Seixal), Fanal, Véu da Noiva. municipalities


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country house

casa do ribeirinho casa do ribeirinho

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 7 double rooms with private bathrooms.

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Facilities: • Kitchen with wood-fired oven • Meals room with open fireplace and capacity for 16 people • Sitting room with TV and traditional wood burning stove

• Terrace, gardens and leisure areas • Barbecue • Private car park • Sun deck


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Sítio do Ribeirinho, Santa Porto Moniz | 9270 – 091 Porto Moniz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

ral resources allow for an array of leisure activities, such as walking, canyoning, or jeep or mountain bike rides.

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Description: The mild climate, the fresh air, the nearby sea and mountains make Porto Moniz a lovely place for a holiday. In Casa do Ribeirinho you can enjoy spacious gardens, an orchard and an agricultural area, with teas and a herb garden. The natural swimming-pools are 5km away, whilst the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), the “levadas” and the endless natu-

where to stay - porto moniz

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway going towards Funchal. Before taking any exits to Funchal, you will see the signs for Ribeira Brava, follow those and carry on. Without going into Ribeira Brava, follow the signs for São Vicente, and then Porto Moniz (through the tunnels). When you get to Porto Moniz, go up towards Santa, then carry on for about 500m, until you reach a road on the left, which indicates the facility.


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country house

casa das videiras casa das videiras

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 4 double rooms, 3 in main house and 1 in garden house, all with private bathrooms.

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Facilities: • Extra children’s bed • Living room • Dining-room • TV room with cable TV and Hi-Fi • One office • Free access to kitchen • Garden • Patio


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Sítio da Serra d’Água Seixal | 9270 -130 Porto Moniz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

urban and rustic, complemented by pieces from Norway, the Middle East and India. Choose between a swim in the natural sea water swimming-pools or on the basaltic sandy beach or take the opportunity to explore the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”).

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Description: Casa das Videiras is in the picturesque village of Seixal, on the north coast of Madeira Island. Its name derives from the vines planted throughout the whole community (vine is “videira” in Portuguese). The main house dates back to the end of the 19th century, and was totally renovated in the nineties. The décor is a mix of Portuguese,

where to stay - porto moniz

How to get there: From the airport, take the Express roadway going towards Funchal. Before taking any exits to Funchal, you will see the signs for Ribeira Brava, follow those and carry on. Without going into Ribeira Brava, follow the signs for São Vicente, and then Seixal. When you get to Seixal, by the church, go down to the right, towards the village harbour and you will see a car park where there are signs indicating the facility.


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madeira aquarium

Rua do Forte de São João Baptista 9270-095 Porto Moniz

Tel.: (+351) 291 850 340 Fax: (+351) 291 850 349 geral@aquariodamadeira.com www.aquariodamadeira.com

to see / to do - porto moniz

INFORMATION Opening hours: daily from 10h00 to 18h00.

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The Madeira Aquarium offers visitors a guided tour of the underwater world, by means of a display of 12 themed aquarium tanks where over 100 marine species can be observed. One of the main attractions is the shark that lives in the main tank, alongside the Madeiran rays (raja madeirensis) and stingrays (dasyatis pastinaca), as well as dozens of other species too, such as groupers. The route through the aquarium encourages close contact with each one of the tanks, where there is information about each one of the existing species. The facility also has a souvenir shop, an exhibition room, and a coffee shop.


Rotunda do Ilhéu Mole 9270-095 Porto Moniz

Tel.: (+351) 291 850 300 Fax: (+351) 291 850 305 info@ccvportomoniz.com www.ccvportomoniz.com

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porto moniz living science centre

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INFORMATION Opening hours: tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 19h00.

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The Porto Moniz Living Science Centre is part of the Living Science Centres Network created by the National Agency for Technological and Scientific Culture. In these venues dedicated to Science, learning is an interactive experience. In the “Scent Corner Garden” visitors can use their five senses to guess the plants’ names. The Centre is also equipped with an art exhibition section, called Espaço Arte Ciência, a mini library, called Bibliociência, a studio for educational and interactive games, called Espaço Atelier das Ciências, a place for student assignments called School Space and a Cyber zone with Internet access.


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porto santo

STATISTICS Population: 4.388 inhabitants Area: 42,17 km² Parishes: Porto Santo municipalities

It was in Porto Santo that Christopher Columbus planned the trip that would render him immortal. Before he set o to discover America, the famous navigator asked Bartolomeu Perestrelo for the hand of Filipa de Moniz in marriage, and they lived and had a son in Porto Santo. The house which is believed to have been their residence is now a museum, dedicated to the time in Christo-


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Municipality of Porto Santo: Tel.: (+351) 291 980 640 | e-mail: info@cm-portosanto.pt | site: www.cm-portosanto.pt

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pher Columbus’ life when the island was his home. The landscape in Porto Santo provides a sharp contrast to Madeira. The island seems tinted in earthy and sandy hues, specially the beach, with its 9km stretch of golden sand, much sought after for its therapeutical properties.

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Places of interest: Columbus House Museum, Main Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade (“Our Lady of Mercy”), Pico do Castelo, Portela and Flores viewpoints, Zimbralinho, Terra Chã, Pico de Ana Ferreira “Pedreira” (“stone quarry”), Quinta das Palmeiras; golf course.


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residence tourism

casa rosário coelho casa rosário coelho

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Main house: 2 independent twin bed rooms with private bathrooms. Casa do Avô: 1 bedroom with a double bed. Casa do Meio and Casa da Galeria: (renovated former barns) each have 1 bedroom with a double bed and bathroom.

Facilities: Main house: • Rooms with direct garden access • Lounge with games table and TV • Equipped kitchen Casa do Avô : • Within the main house, but totally self-contained

• Sitting room with sofa-bed and TV • Equipped kitchenette Casa do Meio | Casa da Galeria • Sofa-bed • Equipped kitchenette • TV • Laundry with washing machine and facility for hand washing • Iron


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Estrada do Calhau – Sítio da Serra de Fora Porto Santo | 9400-105 Porto Santo

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

surrounded by spacious gardens and has an interesting display area with various old pieces and some agricultural equipment. Porto dos Frades is about 800m away, with five small beaches with limpid water. municipalities

Description: Casa Rosário Coelho is in Serra de Fora, in the southeast of the island of Porto Santo, in a property of 150ha. A climb up Pico dos Maçaricos, which is part of the same property, will afford a panoramic view of the whole island of Porto Santo. Casa Rosário Coelho was built in 1837 and renovated in 1993/95, according to the original style. It is

where to stay - porto santo

How to get there: Coming from the airport, in a NorthSouth direction, turn off at the second roundabout, taking a left turn, thus leaving the main road. Carry on through the forestry services, go straight ahead until you reach a crossroads then carry on until you reach a second crossroads. Turn left then and you will be on the Serra road.


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4 stars

hotel quinta do serrado hotel quinta do serrado

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 20 double rooms (2 with double bed and 18 with twin bed) with private balcony, safe, cable TV, air conditioning, direct line telephone, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. 1 suite VIP with one twin bed room, desk and chair, safe, private balcony, living room, cable TV, DVD player, mini-bar, air conditioning, direct line

telephone, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. 1 junior suite with one king size bed room, safe, private balcony, living room, cable TV, DVD player, mini-bar, air conditioning, direct line telephone, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. Facilities: • TV Room with Cable TV • Wi-Fi area with free Internet access

• Library, Bar and Restaurant • Extra beds (upon request and subject to confirmation) • Cot (upon request and subject to confirmation) • Outdoor swimming pool • Gym, Sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi • Tropical Shower • Medical assistance – Health centre a 10 min. drive away


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Sítio do Pedregal - Camacha Porto Santo | 9400-010 Porto Santo

Tel.: (+351) 291 980 270 Fax: (+351) 291 980 279

quintadoserrado@sapo.pt www.quintadoserrado.com

the world at the same time. The rest of the world is close at hand via the Internet facility available in the library or via cable TV in all rooms or closer to home by the courtesy bus that will take you to the centre or nearby beaches. The Hotel has incorporated the rural landscape within which it is located, with a landscaped swimming pool and surrounding footpaths.

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Description: Set in a valley along the Cliffside sits a charming hotel with 22 rooms, offering a quality and restful stay that will live up to your expectations. Built from the local light colored basaltic stone from the Island, Quinta do Serrado has a refined rustic design offering a great service that covers all your needs during your stay. You will feel at home and as far from the rest as

where to stay - porto santo

How to get there: From the airport take the road on your left, drive about 500 meters to the first intersection, continue straight ahead for about another 1.5 miles at the end of which you can find another intersection, then turn right and about 300 meters ahead you will find the Hotel Quinta do Serrado on your right.


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areal dourado eventos, e.m.

Edifício de Serviços Públicos Rua Dr. Nuno Silvestre Teixeira 9400-162 Porto Santo

Tel.: (+351) 291 980 621 Fax: (+351) 291 980 653 arealdourado@sapo.pt

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INFORMATION Opening hours: from 09h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h30 (Monday to Friday).

This is a municipal business company that promotes cultural, sporting and other activities, and publicizes Porto Santo, both on island and beyond. Its facilities include a shop selling regional items, free Internet access, multimedia room and exhibition room.

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92

ribeira brava

STATISTICS

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Population: 12.523 inhabitants Area: 65,10 km² Parishes: Campanário Ribeira Brava Serra de Água Tábua

The importance of Ribeira Brava derives from its river (“ribeira” means “small river” in Portuguese), which connects inland and coast. Ribeira Brava has a rich historical heritage, with various churches that are of great artistic value. This heritage, which includes the Ribeira Brava Mother Church and the Fort, is enhanced by the Ethnographic Museum, located in a former manor house. The town


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Municipality of Ribeira Brava: Tel.: (+351) 291 952 548 | e-mail: cmribravpt@mail.telepac.pt | site: www.cm-ribeirabrava.pt

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also boasts two small museums dedicated to religious art, where the treasures of Ribeira Brava’s Mother Church are displayed. Major local festivities include the dance of the swords, the castanets groups from Tabua and the Saint Peter Festival.

Places of interest: Ribeira Brava Mother Church, Ethnographic Museum of Madeira, Ribeira Brava Fort, Chapel of Conception (“Capela da Conceição”).

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94

agricultural tourism

fajã dos padres fajã dos padres

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Casa do Marinheiro (sailor’s house), Casa do Barco (boat house) and two Casas do José Soldado (Joe Soldier’s houses); all are one bedroom apartments with a maximum capacity for four people. They each have 1 twin room and two extra beds in the sitting room.

Services: • Closed from 10th January to 1st March • Admittance to the estate/restaurant: All year round: • From Monday to Friday (except Tuesday): between 11h00 and 18h00 Closed on Tuesday (restaurant) Summer: • Also open on Saturday and Sunday, from 11h00 to 19h00

• Access by the panoramic elevator is unrestricted during normal opening hours; outside opening hours by advance booking only Facilities: • Garden and participating in agricultural tasks • Boat trips along the coast of Madeira and snorkelling • Bird Watching


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Estrada Padre António Dinis Henriques, 1 Quinta Grande | 9300-261 Ribeira Brava

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

elevator. Its peculiar geological characteristics, the climate, the pebble beach, bathed by limpid waters, and it agricultural land, where the famous Malvasia Cândida vines are grown, make Fajã dos Padres the ideal natural environment to spend a few relaxing days.

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Description: Fajã dos Padres is on the south coast of the island and is shaped like a small tongue of land under a cliff about 250m high. Its name derives from the fact that at one time it belonged to the priests of the Order of Jesus (priest is “padre” in Portuguese). Access to the country house is by sea or by means of a modern panoramic

where to stay - ribeira brava

How to get there: Access to Fajã dos Padres is possible by land or sea. Leaving from Funchal take Regional Road 101 and turn off at km 6, exit number 3, at the Cabo Girão/Quinta Grande signpost. Turn left, bearing south and carry on until the end of “Estrada (Road) Padre António Dinis Henriques” where the access to the upper landing of the elevator is located. Sea access is by means of a small pier. Various sightseeing companies have daily boat trips to Fajã dos Padres.


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inn

pousada dos vinháticos pousada dos vinháticos

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 21 rooms, 10 in the wooden house and 11 in the main building.

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Services: • Restaurant • Terrace • Bar

Facilities: • Reading Room • Games room • Near to walking areas • Ribeira Brava beach, 6km away


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Sítio da Fajã dos Vinháticos, 165 Serra de Água | 9350-306 Ribeira Brava

Tel.: (+351) 291 952 344 Fax: (+351) 291 952 540

info@dorisol.pt www.dorisol.com

and international), terrace and bar.

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Description: Pousada dos Vinháticos is located in a unique place, in the Encumeada Valley, surrounded by Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. It is the ultimate destination for nature lovers who appreciate tranquillity, walking and good food. Facilities include a restaurant with excellent cuisine (Madeiran, Portuguese

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How to get there: As you leave the airport take the Express roadway towards Ribeira Brava. As you exit the Ribeira Brava tunnel, take the left lane towards São Vicente. When you reach Serra de Água, follow along the old road, up towards Encumeada. You will reach Pousada dos Vinháticos halfway up the ascent, on the left of the road.


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madeira sports centre

Sítio da Fajã da Ribeira 9350 Ribeira Brava

Tel.: (+351) 291 950 120 Fax: (+351) 291 950 129 info@centrodesportivodamadeira.com www.centrodesportivodamadeira.com

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INFORMATION Opening hours: daily from 09h00 to 23h00 (except January 1st, May 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st). municipalities

The Madeira Sports Centre is located in the Ribeira Brava valley. It opened in 2007 with the purpose of making sports accessible to all. This recent infra-structure covers an area of 60.000m2, and includes the following facilities: main football field, for football and all branches of athletics; various playing grounds for a range of sports such as minigolf, tennis, 7-a-side football, padel tennis, volleyball, handball and badminton. There is also a gymnasium, a cycling route, a fitness track, children’s playgrounds, car park and snack bar.


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santa cruz

STATISTICS

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Population: 32.696 inhabitants Santo António da Serra Area: 81,52 km² Parishes: Camacha Caniço Gaula Santa Cruz

Striving for the forefront, this municipality embraces a rational modernization policy with a cultural approach. It is the 2nd municipality in the archipelago with regards to social, cultural and economic development. With the main regional airport within its boundaries, it gladly accepts its place as “the gateway to Madeira”. In this municipality there is a close connection between the limpid waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the lush flora of


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Municipality of Santa Cruz: Tel.: (+351) 291 520 100 | e-mail: geral@cm-santacruz.pt | site: www.cm-santacruz.pt

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Places of interest: Santa Cruz Mother Church, Misericórdia Church, Gaula Parish Church, Santa Cruz Cultural Centre, Palmeiras beach, Ribeira da Boaventura Nautical Complex, Reis Magos beach. municipalities

the coast and inner areas. Santa Cruz boasts remarkable internationally renowned tourist infra-structure, which undeniably defines it as a quality destination. This is a land of tradition, with a sweet and ever-changing luminosity, that encompasses a magnificent array of wonderful hues, where progress stands tall and walks hand in hand with its European context. Come and get to know us, we’re looking forward to welcoming you!


102

country house

casa d’avó beatriz casa d’avó beatriz

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: “Casa-Mãe” - Experience the “MotherHouse”, and its stories, with two bedrooms, a dining room and the main kitchen. “Casa-da-Adega” - The “House-ofCellar”, where the wine was stored, with its two bedrooms.

“Casa-Nova” - The “New-House”, with three bedrooms and a living room with fireplace and a small bar. Facilities: • 7 double rooms with full bathroom, cable TV and Internet • Extra beds (upon request and subject to confirmation)

• Cot (upon request and subject to confirmation) • Wi-Fi area with free Internet access • Parking, Garden and Barbecue area • Outdoor swimming pool with solarium • Agriculture field with more than 2000 m2 • Supermarket 1,9 km


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R. Dona Felicidade de Gouveia, 12 Sítio da Achada de Cima | 9100 – 108 Gaula

Tel.: (+351) 291 617 080 Fax: (+351) 291 617 080

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

which adds to the house a charming, rustic and pleasant setting. It is the perfect destination for those who seek peace and quiet and for those who want to be in touch with nature and with the local agriculture. Our guests have easy and quick access to the nearest beach, to the mountains and to the traditional “Levadas”, mini-water canals which are a landmark of the Maderian landscape.

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Description: Casa D’Avó Beatriz is located in a small parish called Gaula, half-way between the ocean and the mountains, in a sunny hillside. The cottage is more than one hundred years old. In addition to the original main cottage and wine-cellar, which were restored and enhanced, there are also a new cottage, a swimming-pool and a farmland. The three houses are connected by an outside corridor,

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How to get there: By the main road, uphill, to the parish center (Gaula), you can enjoy superb views over the lower part of the parish. Continue climbing until you find a church (on the right), then turn the first right (R. Dona Felicidade de Gouveia) and you will find a house in basalt with an inscription in old wood, where you can read “Casa D´Avó Beatriz”.


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country house

casas valleparaízo casas valleparaízo

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: Casa do Alho (garlic house): with 2 bedrooms for four people, two extra beds, two bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room with open fireplace. Casa da Maçã (apple house) and Casa da Eira (retting field house): with 1 bedroom for two people, one bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with open fireplace.

Casa da Vaquinha (little cow house): with 2 bedrooms for four people, two extra beds, two bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room with open fireplace. Casa das Pinhas (pinecone house): with 1 bedroom for two people, one bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with fireplace. Casa da Levadinha (little brook house): with one bedroom for two people, one bathroom and sitting room with

traditional wood burning stove. Palheirinho (little barn): with 1 bedroom for two people, one bathroom, kitchenette and sitting room with fireplace. Casa do Campo (country cottage): with 1 bedroom for two people and sitting room with traditional wood burning stove one bathroom. Services: Delivery of ingredients for breakfast making (including fresh bread)


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Estada Regional 102, nº 161 Vale Paraíso 9135-060 Camacha - Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

walk the “levadas”. All the cottages are old buildings that have been renovated, and each one is different on the inside. They all have an open fireplace, however, which makes them cosy even on chilly days. This estate is 15 minutes away from the sea and from both the golf courses in Madeira.

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Description: The Casas Valleparaízo cottages are located in the idyllic setting of the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), among the pine trees and orchards that cover Vale Paraíso (meaning: Paradise Valley). The cottages are part of an estate that has belonged to the same family for over 150 years, and are the ideal place for nature lovers, and visitors who want to

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: As you leave the airport, take the Express roadway towards Funchal. At 9.3km you will see the first signpost indicating an exit on the right, to Cancela Garajau (1000m). At 9.8km another sign indicates Cancela/Garajau (500m). At 10.8km, take the exit on the right and leave the Express roadway. After 11km turn right, towards Cancela. At 11.3km you will reach a roundabout, drive around it and then get on the Express roadway to Camacha.


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rural hotel

estalagem a quinta estalagem a quinta

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 11 bedrooms with private bathrooms.

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Services: • Breakfast • Restaurant and bar • Car, motorbike and bicycle hire • Internet

Facilities: • Air conditioned bedrooms, hot and cold with individual control, direct dial telephone and satellite TV • Garden • Outdoor swimming-pool • Communal lounge with satellite TV and billiards

• Car park • Wireless Internet access • Bus stop 50m away and taxi rank 500m away • Shopping area, chemist, medical centre, church, ATM machine and hairdresser nearby • Local market every Sunday, all year round, 500m away


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Estrada Santo António da Serra, 398 9100-255 Santo António da Serra - Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

include a walk in the gardens or a dip in the pool.

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Description: Estalagem a Quinta is in Santo da Serra, 6km from the city of Santa Cruz. Surrounded by mountains and gardens, in a typically rural area, nature lovers will feel at home here. This country house hotel is well located for various leisure pursuits, with Aquapark, beaches and the Santo da Serra golf course all within easy access. Other options

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How to get there: Airport - take the Express roadway in the direction of Santa Cruz/Funchal, drive along about 100m and exit on the first right. Drive in the direction of Santo da Serra (golf course). After 5km you will drive past the golf course (on your right); keep going until you reach the roundabout. Carry on straight ahead towards the village, drive past the church and carry on in the direction of Camacha. About 100m before the Repsol petrol station, on your right hand side, you will see the inn.


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country house

quinta das colmeias quinta das colmeias

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: Main house with 4 double rooms and three bathrooms; Country house with 3 double rooms and two bathrooms.

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Services: • Cleaning service once a week

Facilities: • Sitting room with open fireplace • Dining room with open fireplace • Fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine • Barbecue • Central heating • Direct dial telephone

• Cable TV (in main house only) • CD and DVD player • Swimming-pool • Lawns • Croquet • Cot (upon request and subject to availability)


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Casais Próximos Santo António da Serra | 9100-266 Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 741 515 Fax: (+351) 291 741 514

maravilhas@ mail.telepac.pt www.quinta-das-colmeias.com

10 minutes away from the sea, 15 minutes from Madeira International Airport and 20 minutes from Funchal.

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Description: Quinta das Colmeias is a rural property, consisting of two separate houses, ideal for families or groups of friends. This country estate is located near the exit of the village of Santo da Serra, and produces its own organic vegetables. This location is perfect for nature lovers and well placed for walking the famous Madeira “levadas”. It is just

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: As you leave the airport, take the Express roadway towards Funchal. After 500 metres, take the exit to Santo da Serra. When you reach Santo da Serra, go past the golf club and take the first turning on the left, into Caminho do Poiso. Follow along that road and Quinta das Colmeias is the fourth entrance on the right.


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country house

quinta do lagar quinta do lagar

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 4 bedrooms, 2 with twin beds and another 2 with double beds, all with private bathrooms. 1 suite with twin beds, private bathroom, sitting room, kitchenette and fridge-bar.

Services: • Car hire • Reservations for walks, horse-riding, jeep safaris, and boat rides along the southern coast of Madeira

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Facilities: • Bedrooms with heating and TV • Sitting room with TV, open fireplace and snooker • Equipped kitchen • Barbecue • Wine cellar • Shopping area, restaurants, hairdressers and chemist nearby


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Caminho das Eiras – Achada do Barro Santo António da Serra | 9100-251 Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 552 184 Fax: (+351) 291 552 184

quintadolagar.santo@sapo.pt

(wine press is “lagar” in Portuguese) and guests are invited to sample this typical beverage. Surrounded by trees and plants, Quinta do Lagar is 20 minutes away from Funchal and 3 minutes from Santo da Serra Golf Club. Guests will be ideally located for accessing the famous Levada da Serra, for the horse-riding centre or for playing tennis.

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Description: Quinta do Lagar is located on a plateau at an altitude of about 670 metres, in the parish of Santo António da Serra. On this site there used to be a house that belonged to a farming family that also made cider. The old house was rebuilt into what is now the Quinta. Cider is still produced in the wine press that lends its name to the property

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: Coming from either the airport or Funchal, go to Santa Cruz. Follow the signs to Santo António da Serra. Follow along in the Santo da Serra – Camacha direction and after 1km drive into Caminho das Eiras road. 200m further along you will find Quinta do Lagar.


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tourist villa

vila echium vila echium

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: Two self contained apartments. The upper floor apartment has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom; the lower floor apartment has 1 bedroom, a dressing-room where an extra bed can be placed, and a bathroom. municipalities

Facilities: • Garden with sunbeds • Guests can barbecue in the garden or on the terrace • Bakery, supermarket, restaurants and take-away nearby Upstairs apartment: • Sitting room

• Dining room • Gallery • Equipped kitchen • Terrace with sea and garden view Downstairs apartment: • Sitting room • Kitchen • Direct access to garden


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Rua Tristão Vaz Teixeira, 150 - Garajau Caniço | 9125 - 076 Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

the physically impaired. In the garden, where there are sunbeds, there is a pond with aquatic plants, fishes, frogs and tortoises. municipalities

Description: Vila Echium is in Garajau (the name of a type of tern or sternidae), a village that owes its name to the fact that its cliff used to be a nesting place for these birds. Designed by architect Van Velden, Vila Echium was built about 40 years ago and includes two self-contained apartments. The apartment on the upper floor is equipped for

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: From the airport follow the Express roadway to Funchal and take exit number 15 for Cancela/Garajau. At the crossroads turn left for Garajau. Follow along that road and you’ll see Hotel D. Pedro Garajau, on your right. Go through the hotel’s tunnel. Where the road forks into Rua Tristão Vaz Teixeira and Rua da Autonomia you can see the house, located on the first road, at number 150.


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country house

vila joaninha vila joaninha

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 3 bedrooms, 2 with twin beds and 1 with a double bed. Services: • Room service • Cleaning twice a week municipalities

Facilities: • Garden with barbecue, tables and benches • Orchard • Porch with chair and sofa • Terrace sun deck with sunbeds and umbrellas • Sitting and dining room with open fireplace, satellite TV and radio

• Reading room • Sitting room on the first floor • Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, electric toaster, coffee machine and lemon squeezer • Pantry • Washing machine • Individual electric heating • Cot available (complimentary)


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Estrada Santo Ant贸nio da Serra, 459 Santo Ant贸nio da Serra | 9100-255 Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

opposite the country house.

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Description: Vila Joaninha is set in a 14.000m2 estate, near the centre of Santo Ant贸nio da Serra. This manor house, which was totally renovated in 1999, is very inviting, and offers great activities for children. You can explore the beaches in Machico and Santa Cruz, ten minutes away, or improve your handicap on the Santo da Serra golf course, which is

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: Vila Joaninha is located on a plateau, above the towns of Machico and Santa Cruz, at an altitude of 675 metres. It is located opposite the Santo da Serra golf course, and only 9km away from Madeira International Airport and 24km from Funchal.


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apartment villa 4 stars

villa opuntia villa opuntia

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 9 apartments type T1 - Sitting room with fireplace, spacious dining area, satellite TV and piped music, bedroom, equipped kitchen with dishwashing machine, bathroom with shower, bidet and WC and a big balcony or terrace. 1 apartment type T2 - Which is set up as the T-1, but offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, as well as a large partly

covered terrace. 1 cosy designed studio - Sitting area with fireplace, satellite TV and piped music, separated bed area with queensize bed, kitchenette, bathroom with shower and WC and a covered balcony with side seaview. Facilities: • Bar, Barbecue, Garage • Library, Internet-PC and Gym

• Swimming pool with solar heated freshwater, embedded in 700m2 of subtropical garden • Sunbeds and sunshade • 15 min drive to both golf courses of Madeira • Small supermarket and a lido with an elevator access to the beach • Beauty & wellness spa within short walking distance


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R. Miradouro da Falésia, 7 Caniço | 9125-034 Caniço de Baixo

Tel.: (+351) 291 934 733 Fax: (+351) 291 934 518

hotel@villaopuntia.com www.villaopuntia.com

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Description: Hotel Villa Opuntia is situated in a quiet cottage area of Caniço de Baixo (Lower Caniço), a pleasant rural area, on a southfacing slope with uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and only a few minutes walking distance away from the next beach. It takes a 15 minutes drive to Funchal in the west and to the airport in the east.

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: Airport - Take the motorway to Funchal. Leave at exit 16 - Caniço/Caniço D.B.(+/10km). At the junction turn left. After about 500m, the first road junction with a traffic-sign indicating Villa Opuntia, turn right. After 150m T-junction, turn left. Next junction after 30m, turn left. Next junction after 20m, turn right. After 10m,T-junction follow the traffic-sign Villa Opuntia - Turn Right, after 300m the road ends with a parking area. On your right hand side, you will see Villa Opuntia.


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tourist villa

vivenda belo horizonte vivenda belo horizonte

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: The villa has 4 bedrooms: one junior suite with bathroom and Jacuzzi; one large bedroom with private bathroom. Two spacious bedrooms, each with its own mezzanine, sharing one fully equipped bathroom.

Facilities: • Cable TV • Safe (payment required) • Hairdryer in every room • Sitting room • Dining room • Freshwater swimming-pool

• Sun deck • Wireless • Individual heaters

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Estrada do Cristo Rei, 375 Caniço | 9125-057 Santa Cruz

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

of town, but just a few minutes from the centre of Funchal.

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Description: Villa Belo Horizonte is in Garajau, on a cliff overlooking one on the Marine Reserves of the Madeira Nature Reserve. It is 13km away from Madeira International Airport and 9km from the centre of Funchal. Staying in the villa is an excellent choice of a magnificent place overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is on the outskirts

where to stay - santa cruz

How to get there: From the airport follow the Express roadway to Funchal and take exit number 15 for Cancela/Garajau. At the crossroads turn left for Garajau. Follow along that road, and you’ll pass two restaurants and Hotel D. Pedro Garajau. At the end of the straight stretch of road, follow the signpost for Cristo Rei and follow the Cristo Rei Road (“Rua do Cristo Rei”) right till the end. Before the Cristo Rei statue, turn left and you will see the facility.


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santana

STATISTICS

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Population: 8.804 inhabitants Area: 93,10 km² Parishes: Arco de São Jorge Faial Ilha

Santana São Jorge São Roque do Faial

The district of Santana is on the North coast of Madeira, at an altitude of about 312 metres. Saint Anne (“Santa Ana”) is its patron saint, hence the name. It is a region of picturesque scenery featuring the famous little houses of Santana, veritable landmarks of Madeira. History, tradition and folklore are very important in these parts and in each parish interesting customs and habits can be


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Municipality of Santana: Tel.: (+351) 291 570 200 | e-mail: secretaria@cm-santana.com | site: www.cm-santana.com

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observed. The Madeira Theme Park is located in Santana, a place where you can get to know Madeiran history and culture in an interactive way.

Places of interest: Madeira Theme Park, Pico das Pedras Forest Reserve, Queimadas Forest Reserve.

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2nd class tourist villa

casa das proteas casa das proteas

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 5 double bedrooms with private bathrooms.

Facilities: • Breakfast room • Sitting room with TV and open fireplace • Reading room

• Kitchen • Bar with terrace • Barbecue area • Swimming-pool • Changing rooms

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Sítio da Felpa São Jorge | 9230 - 142 São Jorge

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

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Description: Casa das Proteas is in Sítio da Felpa, in São Jorge, near Santana. Set in a rural area, the house affords a view of the mountains and the sea. Facilities include an assortment of inside resting places, such as a small reading room. There is a swimming-pool outside and a terrace from which to enjoy the view.

where to stay - santana

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway towards Machico/Porto da Cruz/Faial/Santana and São Jorge. The trip will be about 40km. Casa das Proteas is located in Sítio da Felpa, in S. Jorge, about 8km from Santana.


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residence tourism

casa tia clementina casa tia clementina

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 8 rooms with private bathroom and central heating. Services: • Daily cleaning service • Breakfast

Facilities: • 1 games room with billiards table • 1 reading room • 1 solarium • 1 communal lounge with fireplace

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Achada Simão Alves Santana | 9230-039 Santana

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

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Description: Casa da Tia Clementina (“Aunt Clementine’s House”) is located in a very pleasant place, 5 minutes away from the centre of Santana. This magnificently restored old house boasts superb grounds with flower and vegetable gardens.

where to stay - santana

How to get there: Take the Express roadway in the direction Funchal – Santana, take the first exit Santo António/Simão Alves/Santana. When you get to the roundabout carry on until the centre of Santana, on the one-way road, take the first turning on the left and then turn left again. About 50m along, on the right hand side, you will see Casa da Tia Clementina.


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country house

casas de campo do pomar casas de campo do pomar

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: Four studios; one three-bedroom house (main house); one two-bedroom house; two one-bedroom houses. Services: • Bar

Facilities: • Breakfast area • Barbecue area • Breakfast room • Sitting room

• Cable TV, telephone and air conditioning • Garden • Porch • Games room

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Sítio do Lombo do Curral Santana | 9230-103 Santana

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

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Description: Casas de Campo do Pomar is in the parish of Santana, renowned for its tiny houses with thatched roofs. There are four studios and four houses of different sizes, as well as games room and grounds. Facilities include a small bar and a breakfast area, in a tranquil setting which is ideal for relaxing.

where to stay - santana

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway towards Machico/Porto da Cruz, and then go through the tunnels to Faial, Santana and São Jorge. The trip will be about 30km.


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tourist villa

quinta da quebrada quinta da quebrada

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: Seven one-bedroom houses and one two-bedroom house, with sea view.

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Services: • Cleaning service • Delivery of ingredients for breakfast making

Facilities: • Bedrooms with sea view • Cot • Sitting room • Kitchenette in every house • Cable TV • Telephone • Minibar

• Swimming-pool • Barbecue • Fishing rods (complimentary loan) • Covered car park


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Caminho Municipal da Furna, Sítio da Quebrada Arco de São Jorge | 9230-020 Santana

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

as well as native trees of the Madeiran Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), such as Til (ocotea foetens) and Barbusano (apollonias barbujana). At Quinta da Quebrada you can take the opportunity to go fishing, walking or bathing in the swimming-pool.

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Description: Quinta da Quebrada is an agricultural tourism establishment, in the north of Madeira Island. It has eight houses built in a row, overlooking the sea cliff and connected by a long pathway. The Quinta is set in extensive grounds, where there are various plantations, such as custard-apples (Annona cherimolia, Mill.), sugar cane and fig trees,

where to stay - santana

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway towards Machico. Follow the signposts to Porto da Cruz – Faial – Santana – São Jorge. Arco de São Jorge is located right after São Jorge.


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tourist villa

refúgio das camélias refúgio das camélias

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 4 double rooms with private bathrooms, kitchenette, heater, safe, TV and balcony. Services: • Daily cleaning

Facilities: • Garden • Terrace • Equipped kitchen, including washing machine • Rustic barbecue • Sitting room with TV on upper floor

• Two sitting rooms on lower floor: one with TV and open fireplace, and the other with a lovely panoramic view • Car park

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Sítio da Corujeira de Cima Faial | 9230-043 Santana

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

the centre of the parish of Faial, 20 minutes from Madeira International Airport and 40 minutes from Funchal.

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Description: Villa Refúgio das Camélias is in Sítio da Corujeira de Cima, in a rural area where farming is the main activity. Surrounded by nature and with a mountain view, the villa has been renovated and offers a tranquil setting for a relaxing break. There is a rustic cellar, where the famous Madeira Wine can be sampled. It is just 5 minutes away from

where to stay - santana

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway towards Machico. Follow the signposts to Porto da Cruz and Faial. After crossing Faial bridge, exit the Express roadway and follow in the direction of Lombo do Galego. Continue until you see the signposts for Corujeira de Cima and Refúgio das Camélias. Go up there, and you will see the villa on your left.


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country house

ribeiro frio cottages ribeiro frio cottages

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 3 houses, each with a double bedroom and private bathroom.

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Facilities in all the houses: • Kitchenette with cooker, fridge and microwave • Small patio with barbecue

• Sitting room with heater • Small dining room with satellite television • TV in bedroom • Satellite TV • Central heating • Dogs accepted


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Entre Águas – Ribeiro Frio São Roque do Faial | 9230-209 Santana

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

te to the outside setting. The Ribeiro Frio Cottages are only 17km away from Funchal.

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Description: This property consists of three houses set in 17ha of grounds, on the north of Madeira Island. At an altitude of 1000 metres and in the heart of the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), this facility is ideal for a variety of walks, with the Levada da Serra do Faial especially worth mentioning. All the cottages are decorated in a country style, appropria-

where to stay - santana

How to get there: From the airport take the Express roadway towards Funchal. Take exit number 11 towards Monte. Take the left lane all the way up, until you reach the roundabout; take the first exit on the right and carry on until Estrada dos Marmeleiros, where you will reach a crossroads. Go up towards Monte and continue towards Poiso. When you start descending, carry on for about 3 km until you see the Ribeiro Frio Cottages on your left.


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madeira theme park

Estrada Regional 101 Fonte da Pedra 9230-098 Santana

Tel.: (+351) 291 570 410 Fax: (+351) 291 570 419 info@parquetematicodamadeira.pt www. parquetematicodamadeira.pt

to see / to do - santana

INFORMATION Opening hours: From 10H00 to 19H00 Summer: open daily Rest of the year: closed on Monday Closed on 25th December

Visitors of all ages can embark on a trip to discover Madeira and Porto Santo in the Madeira Theme Park, a spacious 7ha venue. A visit to the theme park is an interesting and fun way to get to know the archipelago’s history, the culture and traditions of its people, be moved by the dramatic beauty of its landscape, explore a great Garden Theme Park and feel the strength of a unique and vibrant nature.

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são vicente

STATISTICS

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Population: 6.198 inhabitants Area: 78,70 km² Parishes: Ponta Delgada Boaventura São Vicente

São Vicente is a small village on the north of the island, the centre of which is the parish with the same name. After the first settlers arrived towards the end of the 15th century, this region quickly developed into an important farming area, with livestock, vineyards and other crops. Nowadays the municipality of São Vicente is divided into three administrative units, Ponta Delgada, Boaven-


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Municipality of São Vicente: Tel.: (+351) 291 840 020 | e-mail: geral@svicente.com | site: www.svicente.com

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tura and São Vicente, which correspond to 7 parishes. The new parishes that were added bear witness to the municipality’s progress. The patron saint of this village is Saint Vincent.

Places of interest: Indigenous Plants Garden, São Vicente Caves and Volcanism Centre, Pico da Cova, Fajã de Cima, Cardeais viewpoint, Bom Jesus viewpoint, Quebradas viewpoint, Ponta Delgada Bathing Complex. municipalities


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3 star apartment hotel

casa da capelinha casa da capelinha

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 11 one-bedroom apartments and one studio apartment, all with private bathrooms.

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Services: • “Baixas” Restaurant, with terrace and view of the Atlantic Ocean • Bar service

Facilities: • Outdoor swimming-pool for adults and children • Games room with billiards and TV • Internet access • Chemist, restaurant, small supermarket, post office and hairdresser about 300m away • Surfers’ assistance cabin and facilities 2km away

All the apartments are equipped with: • Satellite TV • Direct dial telephone • Air conditioning • Safe (payment required) • Balcony or terrace • Kitchenette equipped with cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee machine


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Terreiro Ponta Delgada | 9240-121 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

century chapel: the Reis Magos Chapel. The new Ponta Delgada Bathing Complex is 100m away and there are various walking options in the vicinity, thanks to the nearby “levadas”. municipalities

Description: Casa da Capelinha consists of a restored manor house, which maintained its original style, and another recently built house, in line with the same style. All the apartments have a terrace or private garden, with a view of the sea and the mountains. In the grounds of the aparthotel there are gardens, a 19th century wine press and a 16th

where to stay - são vicente

How to get there: Coming from the airport, take the Express roadway to Ribeira Brava – São Vicente. When you reach São Vicente, go towards the sea. Go over the bridge with blue arches, towards Ponta Delgada. In Ponta Delgada, go past the chemist, turn left and go straight ahead. Look out for the school on your right and then you’ll reach a stone road, where the Capela dos Reis Magos is located, as well as the facility.


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residence tourism

casa da piedade casa da piedade

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 7 rooms, each with private bathroom and TV. Services: • Breakfast • Use of kitchen

Facilities: • 1 lounge on the ground floor, with a log-burning fireplace, which heats the communal areas • 1 small bar • Car park

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Sítio do Laranjal São Vicente | 9240-031 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

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Description: Casa da Piedade (or Piedade’s house) takes its name from the lady that last inhabited the place. It was built in the 18th century and renovated in 1994 according to the original style. There are full modern conveniences for guests.

where to stay - são vicente

How to get there: As you leave the airport, take the Express roadway in the direction of Funchal, and carry on until you reach Ribeira Brava. Take the road that goes to São Vicente. After the Encumeada tunnel, drive towards the centre of São Vicente and at the first roundabout, take the first road on the right. At the second roundabout, take the first exit on the right, and drive down towards the village of São Vicente. After about 200m, on your right, you will reach Casa da Piedade.


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4 star country house hotel

estalagem do mar estalagem do mar

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 80 standard rooms and 11 junior suites.

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Services: • Room service • Restaurant • Bar • Laundry

Facilities: • Outdoor seawater swimming-pool • Indoor freshwater swimming-pool (heated in winter) • Sauna • Jacuzzi • Tennis court • Fitness studio • Billiards

• Snooker • Table tennis • Wireless Internet • Safe in bedroom (payment required)


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Sítio dos Juncos – Fajã da Areia São Vicente | 9240-210 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 840 010 Fax: (+351) 291 840 019

estalagem.mar@mail.telepac.pt www.estalagemdomar.com

going on walks. Estalagem do Mar is 40km away from Funchal and 55km from Madeira International Airport.

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Description: Perfectly situated for serenity, Estalagem do Mar is in Fajã da Areia, in a rural area on the north coast of Madeira Island, near the sea and the mountains. Facilities include an outside sea-water swimming-pool, a heated indoor fresh-water swimming-pool and a tennis court. All rooms have sea views. It is ideal for nature lovers and great for

where to stay - são vicente

How to get there: Coming from the airport, take the Express roadway Santa Cruz/Funchal/ Ribeira Brava. When you reach Ribeira Brava, follow the signposts to São Vicente. Go through the tunnel to Rosário and carry on until you reach São Vicente. When you see the bridge by the sea shore turn right, and 200m further along you will see the Estalagem do Mar.


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4 star country house hotel

estalagem do vale estalagem do vale

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 34 double rooms, 5 superior double rooms, 1 junior suite, 1 double room for guests with reduced mobility. All with full bathroom, hair dryer, equipped with mini-bar, safe, direct dial telephone and Internet, Cable TV, air conditioning (hot/cold), background music and balcony.

Services: • Restaurant • Wine cellar • Bar Facilities: • Indoor/outdoor heated swimming-pool • Library • Children’s playground • Games room

• Table tennis • Mini golf • Croquet • Bowling green • Sauna • Turkish bath • Fitness studio • Jacuzzi • Internet access


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Feiteiras de Baixo São Vicente | 9240-206 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 840 160/7 Fax: (+351) 291 840 169

info@estalagemdovale.com www.estalagemdovale.com

embrace it. The endless horizon, the seemingly everlasting sunlight and nature’s abundance bestow a special tranquillity on this truly unique place. The valley flora is included in the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”) area, considered one of the natural 7 wonders of Portugal and classified by Unesco as a Natural World Heritage Site, due to the rare quality of its tertiary era flora.

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Description: This hotel unit is the result of a renovation of a listed 18th century manor house, which was renovated and extended compliant with the original style of the main house. In such a place you can take in the majesty of the São Vicente valley and the brightest blues of the northern sea in all its splendour and the mystical connection with the gigantic mountains that seem to

where to stay - são vicente

How to get there: Coming from Funchal, drive towards São Vicente through the North Tunnel (“Túnel do Norte”) and turn left at the first roundabout after the tunnel. Follow along towards Feiteiras de Baixo along Regional Road number 104 following the signs showing where Estalagem do Vale is located.


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4 star hotel

monte mar palace hotel monte mar palace hotel

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES

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Number and type of rooms: 106 double rooms, 4 junior suites and 1 presidential suite.

• Cliff bar • Ocean bar (summer) • Spa

Services: • 24 hour Reception • Room service • Laundry • “O Montado” Restaurant • Mardoll bar

Facilities: • Bedrooms with balcony, air conditioning, double glazing, hairdryer, satellite TV, digital telephone, fridge and safe • Suites with hydro massage bath

• Outdoor swimming-pool • Indoor heated swimming-pool • Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and massages • Squash court • Fitness studio • Mini golf • Table tennis and snooker • Garage


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Sítio do Montado Ponta Delgada | 9240-104 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 860 030 Fax: (+351) 291 860 031

montemar@mail.telepac.pt www.montemarpalace.com

(clethra). Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming-pools, restaurant and bars. The hotel is 50 minutes away from Madeira International Airport and is equipped throughout for physically impaired guests. municipalities

Description: Monte Mar Palace Hotel is perched on a cliff, on the north coast of the island of Madeira, in a region once known as the Northern Court. Overlooking the sea and with a view of the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), the hotel provides contact with nature and endemic plant species, such as laurel, barbusano (apollonias barbujana) and folhado

where to stay - são vicente

How to get there: Coming from the airport, take the Express roadway to Ribeira Brava, going past Funchal and Câmara de Lobos. As you exit the Ribeira Brava tunnel, keep in the left lane. Then take Regional Road number 104 towards São Vicente, via the North Tunnel (“Túnel do Norte”). Once in the village, look out for Restaurant Quebramar; when you reach it turn right, go over the bridge and you’ll reach the facility 7km later.


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guesthouse

solar de boa ventura solar de boa ventura

INFORMATIONS & FACILITIES Number and type of rooms: 30 bedrooms, 10 of which are located in the main house and the rest in a new wing.

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Services: • Breakfast • Restaurant • Bar

Facilities: • Bedrooms equipped with telephone, central heating, bathroom and hairdryer • Gardens • Sitting rooms • Two TV rooms • Billiards • Terrace

• Mini golf • Car park • Cot for children aged 2 or under


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Sítio do Serrão Boaventura | 9240-046 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 520 868 Fax: (+351) 291 520 869

info@madeira-rural.com www.madeira-rural.com

a rural Madeiran “quinta”. Its location is ideal for walking, thanks to its setting in the Laurel Forest (“Laurissilva”), in its most pristine state. The manor has a small museum, with a display of traditional Madeiran tools and devices, as well as gardens, a terrace and mini golf.

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Description: Located in the centre of the north coast of Madeira Island, Solar da Boaventura is a very old manor house which dates back to 1776. It has known various uses, such as a home, a school, a dispensary and a medical centre. It has been carefully renovated and turned into tourist accommodation, whilst still maintaining all the original style of

where to stay - são vicente

How to get there: Coming from Funchal, take the Express roadway towards Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava. When you reach Ribeira Brava carry on to São Vicente. When you get to São Vicente follow along the road on the right, by the sea, towards Boaventura, through Ponta Delgada.


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são vicente caves and volcanism centre

Sítio do Pé do Passo 9240-039 São Vicente

Tel.: (+351) 291 842 404 Fax: (+351) 291 842 684 sdnorte@sdnorte.com.pt www.grutasecentrodovulcanismo.com

to see / to do - são vicente

INFORMATION Opening hours: open daily from 10h00 to 19h00. Closed on December 25th.

The São Vicente Caves run organized 30 minute tours, duly conducted by specialized guides. Next to the caves is the São Vicente Volcanism Centre, a venue where audiovisual shows recreate the geological evolution of the caves, a volcano eruption and the birth of the Madeiran Archipelago.

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