Madeira's West Coast

Madeira's west coast is ideal for fully enjoying the sun and warm sea of the island.

Sun, beach, Nature and tradition

 

Exploring Madeira's west coast of is having the opportunity of discovering natural sceneries of great beauty, almost always punctuated by the unavoidable presence of the sea and the sun.

 

This is considered the sunniest region of the island, offering visitors countless points of interest that combine their heavenly contours with Madeira's centuries-old traditions.

 

The characteristics of this area are attractive for bathers, who can enjoy beaches and bathing complexes with excellent conditions, and for water sports enthusiasts, who can enjoy excellent access to the sea and an inviting water temperature all year round.

 

Furthermore, the privileged climate of Madeira's west coast is crucial to the fertility of its soils. Some of the regional gastronomy's most outstanding products are grown here, such as sweet potatoes, sugar cane, the famous banana and other exotic fruits. Madeira's west coast is made up of three municipalities: Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Calheta.

 

These include several picturesque cities and towns, which are home to a valuable historical, architectural and traditional heritage. Come and explore the corners of this region!
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Madeira's west coast is considered the sunniest part of the island. It's an area widely sought after by those who love the sea and nature, but also Madeira's century-old traditions.

Ribeira Brava
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Ribeira Brava

The municipality of Ribeira Brava is known for the quality of the products grown in its soils: from sweet potatoes to vegetables, various exotic fruits or wine. In addition, among various viewpoints, monuments, beaches and green spaces, the localities of this municipality are home to a vast landscape, historical and cultural heritage.
Ponta do Sol
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Ponta do Sol

This municipality on Madeira's west coast is considered the warmest and sunniest on the island. It is very popular with visitors seeking to enjoy the climate and the warm sea. In addition, Ponta do Sol presents very diverse landscapes, namely the mountain range, the coast and traditional villages.
Calheta
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Calheta

Located between the south and the far west of the island of Madeira, the municipality of Calheta stands out for its extensive cultural and historical offer. The subsistence of the sea also plays a decisive role, mirrored in the centuries-old fishing tradition or in the popularity that some of the locations in the municipality have gained among surfers.
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