Calheta is the largest municipality in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. It has a vast historical, cultural and natural heritage.

Communion between sea, cliffs and late sunsets


The municipality of Calheta is located between the south and the west end of the island of Madeira. Many points of interest attract a large number of visitors to this municipality, from the countless hiking trails in Nature to the diversity of its beaches, as well as cultural or historically-relevant spaces.

The question 'what to visit at Calheta?' is therefore always easy to answer. There are ideal places for every type of visitor: those looking for an adventure in Nature or in the sea, those who want to enjoy a memorable regional gastronomic experience or those who want to travel through the pages of this island's history, for example.

The fact that this is the largest municipality in the Autonomous Region of Madeira contributes greatly to this diversity of options. With an area of 116 km² and about 12 thousand inhabitants, this municipality is made up of eight parishes: Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Estreito da Calheta, Fajã da Ovelha, Jardim do Mar, Paul do Mar, Ponta do Pargo and Prazeres.

With one of the lowest rainfall rates on the island and a mild climate all year round, the municipality of Calheta offers an unforgettable experience to all visitors.

Calheta is the largest municipality in the archipelago. Between Nature, the sea and its multiple parishes, it offers a wide variety of points of interest and activities.

What to visit

Points of interest

In Madeira's largest municipality, there are plenty of attractions to discover!
Calheta Sand Beach 1 Raposeira Viewpoint 5

Activities in Calheta

With countless tourist attractions, there is always something to visit in Calheta!
Where to stay

Accomodation in Calheta

In the municipality of Calheta, visitors can find a wide range of accommodation options, suitable for all types of visitors.
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Restaurants in Calheta
Maktub Bar
Avenida dos pescadores paulenses nº 160, 9370-545 Paúl do Mar
Rua da Serra D'Água, 1 | 9370-087 Arco da Calheta
Onda Azul
Avenida D. Manuel I, 3 | 9370-133 Calheta
Calhau Beach Club
Rua da Serra D'Água, 1 | 9370-087 Arco da Calheta
Trapiche Restaurant
Rua da Serra D'Água, 1 | 9370-087 Arco da Calheta
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