Ponta do Sol Vacations

Check out the sights in Ponta do Sol, which is located 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the southwest of Madeira Island. A popular spot for visitors, Ponta do Sol is approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) from Madeira Airport.

Ponta do Sol is the perfect place to stay while you are in Madeira Island as a large number of the area’s star attractions are close. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s list is the fabulous Formosa Beach and the much-loved Maderia Congress Center. Two other worthy points of interest nearby Ponta do Sol are the Quinta das Cruzes Museum and the Santa Clara Monastery.

Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. Discover the museums and collections in the Madeira Story Centre Museum in Funchal, Cathedral Se and the Frederico de Freitas Museum. Aspiring artists should browse the exhibits at the Funchal Sacred Art Museum in Funchal.

Get active out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy some of the tranquil parklands such as the Pregetter's Orchid Garden in Funchal and the Funchal Ecological Park Recreation Center.

Madeira Island has a number of unique sights such as Quinta Palmeira in Funchal. See some religious sites such as the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte in Funchal. Relax in the calm atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the religious history of the area.

Add to your wardrobe, grab a bite to eat or just window shop at nearby fashion hotspots such as the Funchal Farmers Market in Funchal.

Sports lovers should get tickets for Barreiros Stadium, Funchal to see the Club Sport Marítimo doing battle with visiting teams. Make sure to wear red and green, the colors of the Club Sport Marítimo.

When you’re ready to rest your weary head after checking out the charming streets of Ponta do Sol, check in to one of the area's many accommodation options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino, Funchal, the Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, Funchal, or the Vidamar Resort Madeira, Funchal.

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