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Visit this pleasantly secluded village, known for its dramatic sea cliffs, stunning coastal views and sunny weather. 

Explore Ponta do Sol to discover a charming town filled with red-roofed houses, quaint cobbled alleys and historic architecture. Meaning “sun point,” Ponta do Sol is said to receive more sunshine throughout the year than any other part of Madeira. 

The town was once primarily an agricultural center and has a long history of prosperous sugar cane production. Today, Ponta do Sol is filled with lush banana plantations. Banana cultivation may be the backbone of the area’s economy, but new restaurants, bars and hotels are appearing steadily as Ponta do Sol’s repute as a vacation destination grows. 

Take a look inside the town’s lovely 19th-century church, Nossa Senhora da Luz. Notice the biblical scenes painted on its wooden ceiling, the green ceramic baptismal font and gorgeous 17th-century tiles. 

Walk down Rua Principe Dom Luis I and look for the John do Passos Cultural Centre. This facility honors the esteemed 20th-century American writer whose grandparents lived in the Ponta do Sol. The town is proud of its connection to this great writer, known for his U.S.A. trilogy novels. Spend some time in the cultural center learning about the writer; read some of his work in the library, browse artifacts in the exhibition dedicated to do Passos and see if there are any events on in the auditorium. 

Go for a swim at the town’s main beach, Ponta do Sol Beach. Although this modest beach is covered with grey stones rather than sand, it’s an enjoyable place to take advantage of Ponta do Sol’s consistently mild weather. 

Head up the hillside of Lugar de Baixo to see Zinos Palace. Originally built in the 19th century, this Romanesque building is considered to be an important example of Madeira’s historic architecture. After being abandoned for decades, the palace was renovated in the early 21st century and now hosts meetings, parties and other events. 

Make Ponta do Sol your base for visiting Paúl da Serra, Madeira’s largest and highest plateau. At an altitude of 4,593 feet (1,500 meters), you can see stunning views over the surrounding valley and mountains. 

Ponta do Sol is located on the southwestern coast of Madeira. It can be reached in about 30 minutes by car from Madeira’s capital, Funchal.


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Enotel Baia £55
Enotel Baia

Enotel Baia

Avenida 1 de Maio, Ponta do Sol
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 122 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Ponta do Sol, this hotel is steps away from Church of Our Lady of Light, Ponta Do Sol Beach and Beachside Square. Cabo Girao and Paul do Mar Beach are also within 12 miles (20 km).

    Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol £108
    Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol

    Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol

    Caminho do Passo, 6, Ponta do Sol
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 21 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Ponta do Sol, this boutique hotel is steps away from Beachside Square, Church of Our Lady of Light and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Cabo Girao and Paul do Mar Beach are also within 12 miles (20 km).

      Quinta do Alto de São João £43
      Quinta do Alto de São João

      Quinta do Alto de São João

      Lombo De São João, Ponta do Sol
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 4 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Church of Our Lady of Light, Beachside Square and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Cabo Girao is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) away.

        Villa Bellevue by MHM
        Villa Bellevue by MHM

        Villa Bellevue by MHM

        Caminho da Esperança 33, Ponta do Sol
           
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Ponta do Sol, this luxury villa is close to Church of Our Lady of Light, Beachside Square and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Regional attractions also include Cabo Girao and Paul do Mar Beach.

          Golden Sun by MHM
          Golden Sun by MHM

          Golden Sun by MHM

          Ave. 1 de Fevereiro 136, Edificio Marina, Ponta do Sol
             
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Situated on the waterfront, this apartment is close to Church of Our Lady of Light, Beachside Square and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Regional attractions also include Paul do Mar Beach and Fanal Protected Area.

            Achada Hillside & Ocean View Apartment - Arco da Calheta
            Achada Hillside & Ocean View Apartment - Arco da Calheta

            Achada Hillside & Ocean View Apartment - Arco da Calheta

            , Arco da Calheta
               
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Ponta do Sol, this property is close to Church of Our Lady of Light, Beachside Square and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Regional attractions also include Paul do Mar Beach and Fanal Protected Area.

              Penthouse Marina Sol
              Penthouse Marina Sol

              Penthouse Marina Sol

              , Madalena do Mar
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 2 reviews
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated near the beach in Ponta do Sol, this property is close to Church of Our Lady of Light, Beachside Square and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Regional attractions also include Paul do Mar Beach and Fanal Protected Area.

                Conduto House - Ponta do Sol
                Conduto House - Ponta do Sol

                Conduto House - Ponta do Sol

                , Ponta Do Sol
                   
                  5.0
                  of 5, from 1 reviews
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is close to Church of Our Lady of Light, Beachside Square and Ponta Do Sol Beach. Area attractions also include Cabo Girao.

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