On Madeira's south coast, near the westernmost tip of the island, there is a viewpoint that frames an oceanic landscape of undeniable beauty. The Fio Viewpoint, situated in the parish of Fajã da Ovelha, in the municipality of Calheta, is the perfect place to enjoy moments contemplating the sea.
From this high place, visitors then enjoy the possibility of observing the town of Paul do Mar, a small parish surrounded by cliffs and known for its centuries-old fishing tradition. In addition, the scenery of the Fio Viewpoint is complemented by the grand rocks overlooking the sea that shape Madeira's coastline.
The Fio Viewpoint owes its name to the transport cable that once helped to move goods to the locality. This structure, which can still be admired here, was installed to overcome the steep slope and thus guarantee supply to the local population. From the Fio Viewpoint, visitors can take a hiking trail to the seafront.
The walk down the Fajã Grande path zigzags all the way down the slope, allowing a closer look at its vegetation, as well as the typical agricultural terraces that can still be found there.
Located in the municipality of Calheta, on the southwest coast of the island, the Fio Viewpoint offers a privileged view of the ocean and of the town of Paul do Mar.