A perfect tour for the ones that don’t want to leave any hidden treasures undisclosed.
The first stop on our southwest of madeira tour is that in Ponta do Sol which, as the name suggests, has lots of sunshine!
Then we go to the belvederes of Moledos where we enjoy a beautiful landscape above the Madalena do Mar.
We continue the tour to Calheta, a charming village on the coast boasting a lovely beach comprising of imported, golden sand. Here, we also find one of the sugar cane mills that are emblematic of the south coast of Madeira. Of course, we take the opportunity to stop here and sample some traditional cake and rum.
Next, we go to Prazeres where we see the Pedagogical Farm, with its animals and their herbs. Prazeres is distinguished with a large belvedere, which shows the beauty of the place, that’s why, is it called Prazeres. From the viewing point you can see seemingly distant sites, in perfect combination with the ocean; a unique meeting point between land and sea.
Continuing, we go to Ponta do Pargo, which is famous for its lighthouse built in 1922. This area is distinguished from all over the island of Madeira by their own earthly plans. This parish retains its charm for most of the year, but adds a splash of additional colour when celebrating religious festivals.
Our journey continues to Paul do Mar, located on the southwest of the island. It is not only a traditional fishing village, but also a great spot for surfing. Here you can enjoy a fabulous landscape of mountains and sea. The expansive views, allied to the sounds of the ocean, are as calming as they are spectacular.
Our next stop is Jardim do Mar, a coastal village with three pebble beaches: Portinho, Enseada, Ponta Jardim. These beaches attract many locals and visitors who seek them out for their beauty, quiet and natural environments. Jardim do Mar is known worldwide for being the best place to surfing in Madeira.
Finally, we stop by at Madalene do Mar, a small village with beautiful views of sea and cliffs. Madalena do Mar is a characteristic fishing village with a beautiful promenade along the pebble beach. Its location and climate helped this region become the largest producer of bananas in Madeira.