Location & Activities
Quinta da Rochinha, 9360-529 Ponta do Sol Madeira – Portugal
Ponta do Sol highlights:
– Known as the best climate in Madeira
– 500 year old traditional village
– Relaxing and charming village unaffected by tourism
– Friendly locals
– Contrasting scenery – from the rocky coast above the ocean, and the terrace hills filled with banana plantations to the subtropical mountains
– Explore and discover the “real Madeira”
– Numerous levada-walking opportunities
– Surfing beaches in the area
– A diving center in the beach of the village just in front of the hotel
– Most famous banana and sugar cane plantations
– Pebbly beach
– The sunrise and the sunset
– From Airport: 40 minutes
– From Funchal: 25 minutes
– From Ribeira Brava Village: 5 minutes
Madeira is one of the best places in Europe for this activity, an exhilarating sport that takes place in a mountainous watercourse, where one has to swim, jump and do rappels in small waterfalls to overcome the obstacles of nature.
Trecking & Walking Paths
Madeira “levadas” walks are famous worldwide, walking through these open irrigation channels, that started being built in the fifteenth century, is the healthiest way to enjoy some fantastic views of mountain scenery through the Laurisilva forest, which is indigenous to the island.
Madeira has a warm climate that allows year-round diving in one of the deepest sea coasts of Europe, with a varied underwater life. Diving in Madeira is certainly a plus, with or without experience. There is a diving school just in front of the hotel.
Surfing and Paddling
Madeira Island is commonly considered the Hawaii of Europe. The quality of the waves, the water temperature, the mild weather with an average temperature of 21 º C during most of the year, the sun, the beautiful landscapes and the proximity to the European continent, make Madeira a destination of choice for surfing and paddling.
The volcanic origin of the island makes the mountains of Madeira the perfect place for ultra trail activity, with mountainous terrain, steep footpaths and water channels.
Just 15 minutes from the hotel, there is one of the best spots for this activity, where you will find unique valleys, and beautiful mountain and ocean views.
BTT, Mountain Bike
The volcanic origin of Madeira can still be seen. The island is surprisingly mountainous, with peaks of over 1,800 meters of altitude, which make the perfect setting for Mountain Bike, BTT and downhill bicycling experiences.
The unique deep ocean coast of Madeira makes it possible to watch whales, dolphins and big turtles from the stretch of sea very near the shore. One of the best spots for it is just 10 minutes from the hotel and you can even swim with the dolphins if you want.
Windsurfing and KitesurfIng
Enjoy the thrill of windsurfing and kitesurfing in Madeira! These radical sports are very popular in the island, and there are excellent conditions for people of all ages and skill levels.