First off,we took the bus from funchal which gave it a more backpackery sense...especially cuz you have to get off at quinta grande and stop is like nowhere...then we asked some locals how to get there and it meant going down about 2-3 kms (easy laid back walking just watch out for cars as there is NO SIDEWALK).
just before the lift theres a beautiful spot for an amazing view and then the lift...haha so cool and a little scary when the guy tells you that after every trip you have to allow for 3-4 mins for the engine and cables to cool down;)
Get down and in the way to the restaurant you can spot some nice fruit trees and such, then the restaurante which has verg good prices (you would think its a rip off but no..a 330 beer and pepsi light 3.1 euros!)
Just sitting and admiring the soundof water and waves...its not high season so its so quiet. The lift costs 7.5 euros for a return ticket.dont expect a lovely beach its mostly rocky.
On the way back we asked the guy on the upper level to order a taxi for us...25 euros from there to the hotel in funchal.
Pure fun and relaxing!!
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