Ponta do Sol

The municipality of Ponta do Sol is considered the hottest on the island. Its natural features ensure memorable walks and dives.

Between stunning beaches and the warmest sun

 

Situated on the southwest coast of the island of Madeira, the municipality of Ponta do Sol is known for generally enjoying the most hours of sunshine per year. It is, therefore, a place much appreciated by those seeking to enjoy sunny days on the beach or in contact with some idyllic spots in Nature, for example.


Besides the importance that tourism represents in this region, it is also important to highlight the relevance of agriculture for the municipality. Some of the archipelago's most famous products, such as bananas and sugar cane, are grown there. Floriculture and horticulture also play prominent roles.


The municipality of Ponta do Sol has a total area of 43.3 km² and around 8,200 inhabitants. Besides the parish of Ponta do Sol, the municipality includes two other parishes: Canhas and Madalena do Mar.


This municipality also has the only plateau on the island of Madeira. We are talking about Paul da Serra, located at an altitude of 1500 metres and with a vast natural heritage, with clusters of indigenous vegetation.

From the mountains to villages and unavoidable beaches, there is much to discover at Ponta do Sol.

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The municipality of Ponta do Sol is known for its beaches and typical villages. In addition, the archipelago's famous products, such as bananas and sugar cane, are grown here.

Ponta do Sol
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Points of interest

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WHERE TO STAY
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Accommodation in Ponta do Sol

The municipality of Ponta do Sol, increasingly prepared for tourism, has a varied offer of accommodations.
Restaurants in Ponta do Sol
The Old Pharmacy
R. Dr. João Augusto Teixeira, 9360-215 Ponta do Sol
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