Prazeres

Prazeres holidays

With a name that translates as ‘pleasures’, this gorgeous green paradise has truly earnt its title. If you’re looking for lowkey, then you’ve come to the right place – as a pocket of tranquillity awaits here in pretty-as-a-picture Prazeres. But don’t worry, Calheta and all its delights are just 6.5km away. Kerching.

Calheta bound  

Mesmerising Calheta has all the boxes ticked when it comes to ways to fill your days. Ochre sands, arty attractions and luscious levadas – so basically, it’s Madeira in resort form. One of the must-see sights is Quinta Pedagogica dos Prazeres, a quirky combo of a farm, gardens and an old cider press! 

Unmissable Santana 

Santana might be on the opposite side of the island, but if you only visit one other resort during your time in Madeira, make sure this is it. Off-the-scale charming and bursting with character, it’ll woo you with its wonderful triangle-shaped houses, known as Casas Típicas de Santana – they’re as twee as can be! 

 

Bica da Cana

Bica da Cana

Madeira

Bica de Cana is a fairly easy hiking route, known as 'the flower hike', thanks to colourful blooms you'll see. The route is carpeted with purple foxgloves, powder-pink orchids and plenty more besides. There's a...
Black scabbardfish

Black scabbardfish

Madeira

This deepwater fish is a popular catch at the fish market of Funchal. It may look scary, but it tastes surprisingly tasty and is actually considered a delicacy in Madeira. If you fancy something different, try...
Cabo Girao

Cabo Girao

Madeira

As long as you have a head for heights you’ll love Gabo Girao. It’s the tallest sea cliff in Madeira... some say, the world. It rises, almost vertically, out of the sea to a height of 580 metres, offering...
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