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Faja dos Padres

Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
+351(0)291 944538
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Hidden gem!

Only found this place by looking at searches online for things to do close to our hotel, and I'm so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ang1989s
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Outstanding!!!

Took the brand new (state of the art) cable car down the steep cliff to the Faja dos Padres area... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Holycruiser
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San Antonio, Texas
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Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only found this place by looking at searches online for things to do close to our hotel, and I'm so glad we did! The cable car is 10euro per person and the view is beautiful, the small restaurant/bar at the bottom serves lovely food at...More

Thank ang1989s
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Took the brand new (state of the art) cable car down the steep cliff to the Faja dos Padres area for lunch. It is only accessible by cable car or boat making it so remote and unique!! There are accommodations there, however we only had...More

Thank Holycruiser
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stayed for 3 nights early May, and didn't want to leave. You get there by cable car - my husband has vertigo but he managed fine. Apartments are fine, with all the fittings you need including fridge, freezer and hob. Nice bath, plenty hot...More

Thank katethepict
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had been to the other teleficio and got talking to a Madeiran on the way up. He recommended we see this area and especially the restaurant. It was a lovely sunny day so sitting outside with cold beer and wine was a good start....More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The place is gorgeous. The cable car takes you down to a secluded space with no cars, no streets, nothing - just simple nature and a few small houses. The natural farm makes fresh produces. The accommodation is relatively simple, but cosy. The kitchen a...More

Thank mvirmond
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fantastic place to swim with not so many people. Returned twice during 1 week stay in Funchal - was so great, and much better than crowded swimming complexes in town. Beatufill landscape and idyllic atmosphere of fruit plantation.

1  Thank Marta M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Accessed by a 10 euro per person cable car ride just below Cabo Girao you descend almost 500m to what is "an island within an Island". Walk through mango, avocado and other assorted exotic fruit plants and trees to the ocean side restaurant. Reasonably priced...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful, relaxing time spent reading, walking around the area, and eating the fresh fruit that is grown here. It's so peaceful, all you hear is the sound of the waves on the shore, or the workers going...More

3  Thank Jsy-Karen
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The car cable will bring you down a cliff of 250 mt and, once outside, you will be in an enchanting and pristine place, far away from the most touristic spots, discovering the real essence of the island. Next time I would like to stay...More

1  Thank Eos927
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We loved the place and we had here the best food we had at Madeira. The place is fantastic. The plants, the beach, everything. Really great restoration of old village and house is done here. The food at the restaurant was great. I had the...More

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biddyandbuster
27 January 2017|
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Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
The cable car or boat are the unique means to get to Fajã dos Padres, and that's one of the reason why the place is so special. Guests staying at Fajã dos Padres may use the cable car out of it's regular opening hours, as... More
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586Patrick
3 May 2016|
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Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
It is not very practical to get to Fajã dos Padres using Public transportation. Buses from company Rodoeste (check Rodoeste's website) run from Funchal to Quinta Grande (about 2,5 km distance to the cable car), with a... More
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