Holidays to Calheta
Calheta is pretty a historic village located on the south west coast of Madeira. Overlooked until recent years, it is attracting increasing interest from sunseekers as it is home to the island's only white sand beach, while neraby Funchal offers a dose of culture and good nightlife. For a peaceful getaway and a tasteful combination of culture and tourist attractions, Calheta makes for a unique holiday.
The sheltered waters of Calheta Beach are great for swimming. There are 2 snack bars and plenty of beach chairs to rent.
Take an easterly hour drive along the south coast of Madeira to this golden sandy beach, which is popular with families.
Casa das Mudas
Located just outside Calheta, this gallery offers a diverse range of exhibitions featuring global and local artists.
Engenhos da Calheta
Take a tour at this working rum distillery, where you can learn how local liquors are made and even enjoy a tipple.
Spend a day exploring Calheta village, from its bustling marina to the historic 16th Century Calheta Church.
The Calheta marina is the meeting point for several boat tour operators. Snorkelling and dolphin watching are popular.
Calheta's restaurants are clustered around the marina. Head here to satisfy your cravings for all variety of dining.
This popular island sharing dish features beef and garlic fried in a pan accompanied by French fries.
This light wine is fermented from Portuguese grapes and served as the house wine in most bars in the region.
Madeira Rum House
Funchal is the centre of Madeira's nightlife. The rum house is a must, with a vast collection of local and exotic rums.
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