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Ponta Do Sol Holidays

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Ponta Do Sol Holidays 2020

Located in the southwestern coast of Madeira, Ponta do Sol is situated between Calheta and Ribeira-Brava and connected to the capital, Funchal, by a main road. This lowkey resort offers up stunning natural beauty, boutique hotels and picturesque architecture like none you'll find anywhere else in Portugal.

Established some time around when Madeira was first settled in the 1420s, Ponta dol Sol has a number of restaurants and bars scattered through its red-roofed tradtional town. At the front of town is a small pebbly beach, but just a 10 minutes drive and you'll reach the beach of Faja Dos Padres, then another 20 minutes and you're at the capital, Funchal.

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Top attractions

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Ponta do Sol translates in Portuguese to 'Sun Point', which is an apt name for a part of Madeira which gets the most sunshine on the whole island. With sunshine also comes excellent sunsets, and considered Ponta do Sol is set across 2 steep vineyard hills, you're never going to fall short on a romantic spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. For the perfect view, head to the plateau of Paul da Serra.

If you're keen on diving, look no further than the wrecked Bowbelle, a boat that used to operate off the coast of Madeira before sinking in a storm. If it's history you're after, there are still remnants of the original sugar cane, banana and wine production facilities dotted around and among the red-roofed buildings and vineyards.

Beaches

Beaches

Ponta do Sol actually encompasses the areas of Canhas and Madelena do Mar as well as the town of Ponta do Sol. Taking in these nearby locations, you'll have access to some stunning beaches and landscapes.

Most popular is the beach of Faja dos Padres, almost completely inaccessible by land. That is, it would be if there wasn't a modern 300 metre long cable car ready to drop you off and pick you up from the bottom of the tall Cabo Girao cliff. With a beachfront restaurant serving Madeiran cuisine, magnificent sunsets and sunbeds and sunloungers on the beach, Faja dos Padres is a beach of dreams.

Other major beaches in the area include the beach at Madelena do Mar, Lugar de Baixo and Anjos. Madelena do Mar is a tradtional Madeiran fishing village with a seafront promenade along the pebbly beach, Lugar de Baixo is home to a lagoon, which is in turn home to a whole host of migrating seabirds, and finally Anjos, a beach consisting of black sand and pebbles halfway between Ponta do Sol and Madelena do Mar.

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Ponta do Sol weather

Ponta do Sol weather
Jan
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Feb
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 10
Mar
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 13
Apr
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 15
Nov
20°C
Avg. Dry Days 9
Dec
19°C
Avg. Dry Days 13

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