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Pestana Fisherman Village - Câmara de Lobos
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Câmara de Lobos marks the end of the grape harvest with various cultural, dining and folkloric activities. The parade in period costume, the live harvesting with grape-treading, music shows and sporting challenges bring more visitors every year.
Watch and take part in canoeing competitions and other water sports. The Madeira Regional Canoeing Association and Sailing School have sailing and yacht master courses in Câmara de Lobos.
Câmara de Lobos is the main wine country in Madeira. Vineyards of the main varieties (Sercial, Malvasia, Tinta Negra) spread from sea level to the Serra Garden. Visit local winemakers and ask for a tasting.
The deep valley, nestled between high peaks, was the refuge of the nuns in the Santa Clara Convent, escaping pirate attacks in the 16th century. The beauty of the natural scenery is one of the great tourist attractions of Madeira.
The suspended glass platform is one of the most popular spots in Madeira among adrenaline junkies. At 580 metres, it is the highest promontory in Europe, which makes it ideal for paragliding and base-jumping.
This path combines 2 of Madeira’s highlights: wine and levadas (irrigation channels). Starting in Garachico, you cross part of the Levada do Norte and end up in Câmara de Lobos, with a view of the island’s vineyards.
Famous for its cherries, this land has beautiful footpaths and lookouts with a view to the Curral das Freiras and volcanic peaks of Madeira: Boca da Corrida, over 1,000 metres, and the romantic Boca dos Namorados.
Sightseeing tours of Câmara de Lobos to view the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the town.
Boat trips on a xavelha, one of the last traditional black swordfish fishing boats, departing from the Câmara de Lobos pier. The first leaves in the morning (9:30 a.m.) and drops passengers off at Fajã dos Padres or Calhau da Lapa (return at 5:30 p.m.), the other offers a two-and-a-half-hour trip to Ribeira Brava, with the opportunity to dive around Cabo Girão and watch dolphins and whales in the sea.
Adventure trails, vast underground caves and spectacular views of the surrounding islands make Madeira perfect for a walking holiday off the beaten track.
A walking tour along Madeira’s Levadas is one of the most exciting experiences you can have during your trip. You’ll find over 3,000 km of these irrigation canals on Madeira that lead you through the island’s most beautiful, hidden landscapes!
Explore the best of western Madeira on an excursion departing from Funchal. Travel through deep valleys and admire traditional fishing villages. Enjoy beautiful views of the Cabo Girão walkway. Check out the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz and lots more.
How to book a Jeep Safari Tour? Simply choose one of our 4x4 tours on Madeira. Pick which day of the week you want to discover beautiful places around Madeira.
Spot Atlantic whales and dolphins on this 3-hour catamaran cruise departing from Funchal. Sighting guaranteed or a free second excursion. Sail along the beautiful southern coast of Madeira and hoist the sails to the favourable winds!
Our SUP trips take you on an excursion along the coast of Madeira. Regardless of your age or level of fitness, this tour will be one of the first things you’ll remember about your holiday on the heavenly island of Madeira.
Boat trip on a pirate ship along the Madeira coastline in search of dolphins and whales.
Porto Santo Line has been providing a regular passenger and cargo service between the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo since 1995. The “Lobo Marinho” ferry is a modern ship providing a comfortable journey of 2 hours and 15 minutes for passengers and cargo (1153 passengers and 150 vehicles).
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