Faja da Ovelha

Faja da Ovelha holidays

On the west coast of Madeira, just 6km from Prazeres, lies a little village called Faja da Ovelha. High in the hills and boasting stunning scenes across countryside and shoreline, this is a perfectly peaceful plot for a sunshine getaway. If laidback’s your thing, this is your resort. 

A charming church

Okay we said village, but really, we’re talking more of a hamlet here. The amenities and attractions are limited but the 18th-century church is an absolute must-see. The wonderful whitewashed exterior is truly beautiful, while the views that surround are nothing short of magical.

Funchal here we come

Just 50km away from Faja da Ovelha is Madeira’s capital, Funchal. It’s all going on in this culture-packed city, with terracotta-topped houses, gorgeous gardens, historic marvels and even a cable car! The Old Town, museums, churches and shopping options are all you could wish for and more.

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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