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Faja dos Padres

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Address: Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
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+351(0)291 944538
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A perfect day

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Roger G
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. We asked the chef what he recommended and we ended up with two perfectly grilled... More 

Thank Roger G
Zug, Zug, Switzerland
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50 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 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 bit disappointing, with two small hot plates, no ventilation, minimal IKEA equipment, nothing there (not... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 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
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 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 a la carte menu, includes many ingredients grown just a short walk from where you... More 

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St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 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 about their farming duties. Breakfast can be served in your room but it's so much... More 

3 Thank Jsy-Karen
Milan, Italy
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 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 overnight for a full experience in this magical beach.

1 Thank Eos927
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 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 grilled octopus which was fabulous. The only negative point here is that you have to... More 

2 Thank E F
Cambridge, UK
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

I am slowly getting to know (south west) Madeira over the last 3 years. There are not that many places where you can eat right on the beach. Faja dos Padres was a real find and will be a special memory for a long time. Aside from the experience of the cable car ride (quick and easy) & the lovely... More 

2 Thank exCantabrigia
Lyon, France
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192 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Unique beach experience Fantastic lift for the beach Unique site Possibility to swim Sun beds and umbrella for rental Nice experience Restaurant is good a bit expensive

Leiria, Portugal
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

After severals visits to Madeira Island it was the first time i went to Fajã dos Padres. It's a breathtaking place. The colour, the light, the heat. It's a must be seen place, wether you have courage to "fly" on the cable car or not. Down there you discover a beautiful rocky beach with calm waters. You land on a... More 

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