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“Best Experience Ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Faja dos Padres

Faja dos Padres
Ranked #45 of 241 things to do in Madeira
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Experience Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

I just found this pace by chance on an internet search and I knew automatically that I had to stay on this place. NO REGRETS at all! The place is like a small paradise on earth. The elevator with the stunning views over the Ocean and the "Fajã" brings you to a little Eden! The stuff is really really nice, the food is amazing and the views are just incredible! You can walk through the plot full of tropical fruits and all kind of vegetables. You can order dinner and breakfast and they bring it to the house. All the fruits and vegetables are biological and the taste is just great! I will definitely come back to Madeira to stay on this place!!

Visited May 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Stunning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Unbelievable views while going down by the elevator. This place is really disconnected from the world. We enjoyed a lot sitting near the ocean and listening to it's sounds. Restaurant on the beach was nice. We had very delicious fish and average poncha (comparing to some really good Poncha places). It was so special to have our lunch so near the ocean and in such quite of nature. Must come here if you really need to throw all the hard stuff from the head.

Visited May 2014
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Funchal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Breathtaking location, connection with nature and exquisite fruits”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Me and husband went there for our anniversary. We stayed there 3 nights and it was amazing... They are very helpful, we got a free upgrade in the house we booked and we had access to the elevator as many times we wanted to go up and down.
We felt totally disconnected from the stress life and could relax with ocean sound.
The breakfast was ok... The bread was warm but the high peak for us were the fruit´s jam...
Unfortunately the dinner was not the same quality. I felt really sick in the stomach after the dinner and even had to pay some visit to the toilet. I mentioned that to the personnel in the restaurant and not even a I´m sorry was given.
I would definitely plan to visit again if was possible to rent a mango tree to eat during one day or afternoon.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

First off,we took the bus from funchal which gave it a more backpackery sense...especially cuz you have to get off at quinta grande and stop is like nowhere...then we asked some locals how to get there and it meant going down about 2-3 kms (easy laid back walking just watch out for cars as there is NO SIDEWALK).
just before the lift theres a beautiful spot for an amazing view and then the lift...haha so cool and a little scary when the guy tells you that after every trip you have to allow for 3-4 mins for the engine and cables to cool down;)
Get down and in the way to the restaurant you can spot some nice fruit trees and such, then the restaurante which has verg good prices (you would think its a rip off but no..a 330 beer and pepsi light 3.1 euros!)
Just sitting and admiring the soundof water and waves...its not high season so its so quiet. The lift costs 7.5 euros for a return ticket.dont expect a lovely beach its mostly rocky.
On the way back we asked the guy on the upper level to order a taxi for us...25 euros from there to the hotel in funchal.
Pure fun and relaxing!!

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Holiday highlight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We just picked up on this from an almost throw away comment in the 'Sunflower tours and walks book' but was really glad we went. The cost is still 7.50e return per adult and whilst the lift is pretty basic, it does the job. The views going up and down the 300m cliff are great, especially when you have a waterfall next to you. Not good for those with disability issues as there are still a considerable number of steps to negotiate.

This was a real get away from it all place, which we really loved. You can sunbathe, stroll, swim, fish and chill out at a great restaurant which looks very basic but serves great food and good prices. Plenty of different fruit trees to walk by.

Thoroughly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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