Calheta, Madeira

Welcome to Calheta, located on the sunny southwest coast of Madeira! Here's your ultimate tourist visitor guide to the area:

1. Visit Calheta Beach: This golden sandy beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. It's also a great spot for surfing and stand-up paddleboarding.

2. Check out the Calheta Marina: This modern marina has plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops to explore. You can also take a whale watching tour from here.

3. Take a walk on the Levada Nova: This beautiful levada trail starts in Calheta and takes you through scenic mountain landscapes and lush forests. It's a must-see for nature lovers.

4. Visit the Casa das Mudas: This contemporary art museum showcases works by local Madeiran artists, as well as pieces from international artists. It's located in a spectacular setting on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

5. Explore the Natural Park of Madeira: This protected area encompasses 15,000 hectares of forests, streams, and mountains. It's home to a diverse range of wildlife, including rare species of birds, plants, and insects.

6. Go wine tasting: Calheta is known for its Madeira wine, so be sure to visit a local winery and taste the different varieties. You can also take a tour of the wine cellars.

7. Attend the Festa da Cana: This annual festival celebrates the history and culture of sugarcane production in Madeira. It features live music, dance performances, and lots of tasty treats made from sugarcane.

8. Relax at one of the many spas: Calheta has a number of excellent spas and wellness centers offering a range of treatments and therapies. Perfect for some rest and relaxation.

9. Visit the Prazeres Pedagogical Farm: This organic farm offers guided tours, workshops, and educational programs about sustainable agriculture and farm practices. It's a great way to learn about Madeira's locally grown produce.

10. Enjoy the local cuisine: Calheta has plenty of restaurants offering traditional Madeiran dishes such as espetada (grilled meat skewers), grilled limpets, and espada com banana (scabbard fish with banana). You'll also find plenty of fresh seafood and delicious locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

We hope this guide helps you to make the most of your time in Calheta and experience the best that this beautiful corner of Madeira has to offer. Enjoy your stay!

The following accommodations are available in Calheta, Madeira:


Calheta Beach

Calheta, Madeira

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Saccharum Resort And Spa

Calheta, Madeira

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