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Faja dos Padres

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An out-of-the world organic farm comprising 9 rental cottages, a beach and a restaurant, located by the sea in Madeira island southern coast. Access to the property is done exclusively by a cable car that takes you down a huge cliff with more than...more
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Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
+351 291 944 538
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it hard it believe that this picturesque haven remains so quiet and so unspoilt. It is well worth the visit. Arriving for 11:30ish we found a space to park the car at the side of the road and marvelled for the first of...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on the island for 6 to 7 weeks each year and this is the first time we have been down to this idyllic place. It helped that we had a car but it is manageable by taxi from Funchal. I would estimate about...More

Thank RichardBlakey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You travel down by cable car to reach sea level. A lovely walk awaits you through vines, mango groves, avocados, and many organic fruit and vegetables. You arrive at the restaurant where you sit looking over the sea under palm trees. All of the vegetables...More

Thank Joycehird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed 3 nights in one of the cottages with my family. We enjoyed it very much! The organic garden has lots of fruits and vegetables. The on-site restaurant use them and they sell the rest. Walking in the gardens and at the seaside is...More

Thank Zoé H
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Took this cable car down to the garden below. It was steep and we descended 320m in just over two minutes. The garden below was beautiful with grapes, bananas, aubergines, papaya and tomatoes all in fruit.

Thank David M
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This is the worst company I ever visited J. It does not say that you have to pay to go up ifyou start on bottom and when we went up they told us to go down straight away. And when we came to the restaurant...More

Thank acetripping
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We both loved our day at this stunning location. Enjoy the near vertical decent off the cliffs in a cable car - if you don’t like heights it’s comforting to know that the cable car is very smooth - and enjoy the stunning views! As...More

1  Thank Cat_louise210390
Reviewed 20 May 2018

while it is possible to get within a couple of kilometers to faja dos padres by public transport i chose to walk it once i had arrived at cabo girao by bus and one hour later i was enjoying the stunning views being offered from...More

2  Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today with friends, really lovely peaceful place to spend a few hours away from the bustle of Funchal. Organic garden growing all sorts of fruit and vegetables. Meal was gorgeous. A lovely little hidden gem of a place. We visited having seen in “travel...More

1  Thank Anityenoham
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We had visited before and used the restaurant and decided we had to return and stay in one of the little cottages. From the moment we arrived at the cable car, (the only way down to the beach) the service was fantastic. We were helped...More

2  Thank Jacquie_9
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26 January 2017|
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Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
The cable car or boat are the unique means to get to Fajã dos Padres, and that's one of the reason why the place is so special. Guests staying at Fajã dos Padres may use the cable car out of it's regular opening hours, as... More
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3 May 2016|
Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
It is not very practical to get to Fajã dos Padres using Public transportation. Buses from company Rodoeste (check Rodoeste's website) run from Funchal to Quinta Grande (about 2,5 km distance to the cable car), with a... More
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