This "casa" is almost a little villa. Situated directly above the beach and center of Ponta do Sol, it's really a "bird's nest". Well equipped with everything you need. A (small) swimming pool was under construction and will make it perfect. Due to the position of the house, you have to walk a bit, to reach it. The car must be parked on the street (like all the neighbors do).
The beach of Ponta do Sol is really nice, clear water, many fishes -you can swim, snorkel and dive.You may park your car in the no longer used tunnel (on the left side).
Some evenings, we had live music from the town or from the hotel on the cliff on the other side of the bay - very nice, sitting on the terrace, drinking a glas of wine and listening to the music.
We had been in Sao Vicente at the north coast for one week before we came here, so we had already vistied all the northern destinations from there (see other review).
Here's what we did from Ponta do Sol (besides swiming at the local beach):
Nice round tour levada walk directly near Ponta do Sol (Levada Nova – Levada do Moinho = 2 Levadas on different levels, waterfall, tunnel).
We also went to Funchal 3 times from here (city, Botanical Garden and Monte Palace Tropical Garden), hiked on the stunning eastern cape (Sao Lourenco bay) and walked the straining, but gorgeous alpine Tour from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and back. We also visited Capo Girao and the Cristo Rei statue (the little brother of the one in Rio de Janeiro).
Don't forget to drive through the old coast road tunnel (right side at the beach) in Ponta do Sol - if you follow the road for some hunderd meters, there's a waterfall falling directly onto the street! Madeirian car wash ;-)
Amazing views, situated in a lovely quiet town in a lovely part of Madeira. we are more than happy to recommend Carlos to anyone else. He is a lovely host and went out of his way to make sure we were happy and settled. We would like to go back if at all possible.
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