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Destination guide

See marvellous Madeira in Estreito da Calheta

If it's the way the deep blue Atlantic melds with the verdant colours of Madeira that catches your eye, or the way the rugged volcanic cliffs of this far-flung isle soar from nothing to the clouds, you're bound to love Estreito da Calheta holiday rentals. They sit draped on the low ridges west of Funchal, enfolded in pockets of vineyard and palm gardens. Many are sat within walking distance of Praia da Calheta – one of the island's few sand beaches. Others have their own panoramic pool or patio for those lazy days and long lunches under the peaks.

Things to do

Cutting-edge art in Estreito da Calheta

Believe it or not, sleepy little Estreito da Calheta is the unlikely home of one of Madeira's – nay, Portugal's – most enthralling modern art galleries. You'll find the stark basalt Brutalism of the Casa das Mudas rising against the coast and the ocean close to Praia da Calheta. Take some time to wonder at the award-winning architecture before delving inside to find exhibitions of cutting-edge photography, avant-garde sculpture works and even live performance art. There's also an excellent on-site cafe to help you mull things over once your done.

Activities

Collect yourself in Estreito da Calheta

Sleepy, historic and oozing Madeiran charm, Estreito da Calheta is a fine place to soothe weary muscles and get a bit of hard-earnt R&R. You'd be pushed to find somewhere further from the Rat Race if you tried. How does a Estreito da Calheta holiday rental with a pool overlooking the endless Atlantic Ocean sound? How about a place just steps from sandy little Praia da Calheta and its clutch of cocktail bars? Or you could always pick somewhere bathed in the scents of Madeiran jacarandas and orchids.

Weather

Every month's a good month in Estreito da Calheta

The mild climate of Madeira means Estreito da Calheta holiday rentals offer a getaway no matter the time of year. You can come in the summer months between May and August if you're after the balmiest days of all – expect averages in the mid-20s. Autumn and winter, starting in September and lasting through to March, stay pleasant but can get cool, presenting great conditions for hiking the peaks. Spring – in April and May – is also good for getting out and about in the hills and coastal reaches.

Natural features

From flowers to dolphin-spotted seas in Estreito da Calheta

Little Estreito da Calheta is dwarfed by the hulking rises of Madeira's western mountains. They shoot up behind it to form a Hawaii-like backdrop of green-coloured ridges – an enticing prospect for any hiker or budding botanist – and colourful blooms of jacarandas, orchids, lilies and flames of the forest come to life in the springtime. In front of the town is where the Atlantic Ocean sloshes against the rocky shore. Dolphins are regular visitors along the coast and there are even one or 2 sandy beaches to laze on nearby.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Estreito da Calheta

Fly into Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), the closest airport, located 24.2 mi (39 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Estreito da Calheta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,105 holiday lettings around Estreito da Calheta. From 475 houses to 213 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Estreito da Calheta?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Estreito da Calheta:

  • São Martinho: 840 holiday homes
  • Santa Maria Maior: 480 holiday homes
  • Sé: 503 holiday homes
  • Santa Luzia: 496 holiday homes
  • Sao Pedro: 553 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Estreito da Calheta?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Estreito da Calheta. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,537 holiday lettings
  • Funchal Marina: 2,530 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Casino: 2,464 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Stadium: 2,391 holiday lettings
  • Formosa Beach: 2,545 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Estreito da Calheta listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Estreito da Calheta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 475 Houses in Estreito da Calheta. Our other popular types of Estreito da Calheta holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 213 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 99 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 218 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Estreito da Calheta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 443 holiday homes with pool available in Estreito da Calheta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.