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South & Sunset 4x4 Jipe tour - SOUTHWEST COAST MADEIRA

1. South & Sunset 4x4 Jipe tour - SOUTHWEST COAST MADEIRA

Embark on an unforgettable sunset trip to the south coast of Madeira starting with pickup at your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Stop at Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Jardim do Mar, and more. End with a mesmerizing sunset and time for dinner.  Start your discovery of the south coast of the island towards Ponta do Sol, where you’ll make your first stop. Then, head towards Calheta, famous for its sandy beach.  Stop at Jardim do Mar next and fall in love with the typical streets of this rustic village. Continue to Paúl do Mar and then to Ponta do Pargo.  Once in Ponta do Pargo, enjoy time for dinner (costs not included) and then have the opportunity to be dazzled by the best Atlantic sunset.

Funchal: Amazing Craters of Fire 4x4 Tour

2. Funchal: Amazing Craters of Fire 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the warmest place of Madeira and what is has to offer. The southwest is the point less visited by foreigners, making all the viewpoints unique. You can admire the lovely scenery freely there without the crowds of tourists around spoiling it. You'll start at Campanário, with tiny 2-way roads making for great adventures. Once at Ponta do Sol, you will take an off-road track up to the plateau which sits at 1,500 meters. This track will see you passing by green mountains, all of which are covered with forests. Following that, stop at Prazeres where you have the option to taste home-made dishes which pack plenty of flavor. You'll then make your way down to the villages near the coastline, where charismatic fishing villages create a contrast with the colors of the sky and mountains. You will see old terraces where people still work with their hands in the production of bananas, sugar cane, and subtropical fruits.

Madeira: Full-Day South Coast Jeep Tour

3. Madeira: Full-Day South Coast Jeep Tour

Explore the best of the south of Madeira Island with this Jeep safari tour. You will discover valleys, mountains, plateaus, and the seashore, all of which make this expedition to the sometimes-forgotten southwest side of the island a trip to remember. The diversity of this part of the island is simply amazing. You will visit Ponta do Pargo, the most western point of Madeira, before sitting down to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, you will stroll along the seaside esplanade to discover the hidden fishing villages. You will visit Funchal, Paul da Serra, Ponta do Pargo, Paul do Mar, Jardim do Mar, Calheta, and Ponta do Sol on this scenic experience. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Madeira Island: Southwest Tour

4. Madeira Island: Southwest Tour

The Southwest tour first stops at Ponta Do Sol, the sunniest part of the island. From this coastal town, you'll continue to Moledos, where you can enjoy the magnificent view over the fishing village of Madelena do Mar. Next stop: Calheta, with its artificial sand beach and sugar cane factory. At Prazeres, you'll visit the Prazeres Educational Farm (Quinta Pedagogica dos Prazeres), housing various animals as well as an array of aromatic herbs. At Ponta do Pargo, discover an incredible lighthouse built in 1922, with the most unique part of the island as your backdrop. In Paúl do Mar you'll find a traditional fishing village which also happens to be a great spot to surf. From the viewpoint above, you can also enjoy the fabulous scenery over the mountains and the Atlantic. 'Ever-pretty' Jardim do Mar is one of three pebble beach villages: Portinho, Enseada and Ponta Jardim. These beaches attract locals and visitors alike in search of the beauty and calm of a natural environment. Tour finishes at Madelena do Mar, a tiny fishing village overlooking the sea cliffs of the southeast coastline. The location and climate help make this the largest banana producing area on the island.

Caminho Real do Paul do Mar: Guided Walk

5. Caminho Real do Paul do Mar: Guided Walk

Take a lovely nature walk almost entirely downhill from the village of Prazeres to the seashore at Paúl do Mar. Make your descent along the cliff face along terraced farm plots held in place by stone walls which were formerly used for growing grain crops, but with the decline of agriculture today, are mostly abandoned. Take in the views between Assomadouro at Prazeres and the dock at Paúl. Learn all about why this trail belongs to historical heritage and how its small stone steps bear witness to the isolation of past generations and to the ingenious and difficult trails built by the locals to overcome this isolation.

From Funchal: Southwest Madeira Tour with Ponta do Sol

6. From Funchal: Southwest Madeira Tour with Ponta do Sol

The Southwest Tour is a unique tour to the hidden gems of the Island. Visit the most peaceful and remote areas of the West side of the island and discover the most beautiful fishing villages. Explore the farming region of Prazeres using one of our lovely Levada walks before seeing the Western Tip of the Island. Points of Interest: Ponta do Sol (30 minutes) Angel Waterfall Calheta (30 minutes) Prazeres (Walk - 30 minutes) Farol Ponta do Pargo (20 minutes) Paúl do Mar (1h20 minutes) Jardim do Mar (30 minutes)

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What people are saying about Paul Do Mar

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

I, our driver and guide, was very attentive and considerate. He took us across the island on unlikely paths by jeep, it was fun and interesting. He gave us a lot of insight into island life, and shared incredible vistas to the west. The restaurant at noon was of average quality

Very entertaining trip with a successful mix of adventurous off-road routes, beautiful vantage points and interesting information about the country and its people. We always felt in good hands with our guide Nelson. Very gladly again!

We had a fantastic day with our Giude Miguel today, we saw many impressions, great routes and places. Very good tour .THANK YOU MIGUEL

The tour was very exciting, varied, entertaining and informative. The weather was also great. Always with great pleasure again!

Brilliant fun in the jeep and our driver Victor was one of the best we hsve come across. Highly recomend yhese guys