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Ponta do Sol Tourist Information

Ponta do Sol lies on the southwestern coast of Madeira. The municipality is divided into three parishes, which are Canhas, Madelana do Mar and Ponta do Sol.
The region is known for the best climate on Madeira and is perfect for warm summer holidays!

Ponta do Sol offers a few churches and chapels to visit and also a small shopping centre. The ocean view from Ponta do Sol is fantastic and the municipality is a perfect starting point for a Levada walk.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Ponta do Sol

The high plateau of Paúl da Serra gives you a breathtaking view over the region. Ponta do Sol's Nossa Senhora da Luz church dates back to the 15th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century. Other places of interest in Ponta do Sol are the Palacete dos Zinos, Chapel of Santo Amaro, Chapel of Espírito Santo, Solar dos Esmeraldos and Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Livramento.

Family Days out in Ponta do Sol

Spend days on Ponta do Sol's pebbled beaches of Madalena do Mar, Anjos, Lugar de Baixo and Ponta do Sol and enjoy the sun or a walk along the wonderful coastline.
Giga Park amusement park travels through Madeira's south and can be found in Ponta do Sol in some winters.

Sport in Ponta do Sol

Several of the famous Levada walks of Madeira can be started in Ponta do Sol. The paths take you across the island and offer beautiful landscape and stunning scenery along the levadas (mini-canals).
Tennis and surfing are also very popular activities in Ponta do Sol.

Shopping in Ponta do Sol

Ponta do Sol includes a small shopping centre, and local supermarkets and shops provide everything you need for your stay in Ponta do Sol.

Nightlife in Ponta do Sol

Nightlife in Ponta do Sol mainly consists of a few bars, but buses run to and from Madeira's nightlife capital Funchal frequently.

Transport in Ponta do Sol/ Madeira

Madeira International Airport (FNC) in Funchal offers frequent flights to and from Madeira.
Cruise ships also take you to Madeira and a ferry ships you to Portimão (Algarve) once a week.
Madeira has an extensive bus system which transports you across the island.

Official Tourism Office for Ponta do Sol/ Madeira

Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Avenida Arriaga, 16
9004-519 Funchal