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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Gaula, Portugal your home away from home

Gaula is a small parish that is located just a few kilometres south of the city of Santa Cruz, in the south-east corner of the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. The island is well-known for its laid-back pace of life, and Gaula is a perfect example of this, being a sleepy village that is situated out in the middle of the countryside. Self-catering accommodation options in Gaula are mainly rural cottages and houses – making the most of these unspoilt surroundings.

Things to do in Gaula, Portugal

Agriculture has long been the most important industry in Gaula, and this is evident by the sheer number of fruit orchards dotted around the parish. In fact, the entire surrounding area consists of countryside and unspoilt scenery, with mountains to be found to the north-west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south-east, meaning Gaula is a great place to visit for a relaxing, ‘get away from it all’ holiday. In Gaula, fishing is also a mainstay of the local economy, and a great fish market can be found along the sea front, on the way to Santa Cruz.

With its great scenery, mountainous terrain and fantastic weather, Madeira is almost designed for walking and hiking. There are an abundance of walks to be found around Gaula, ranging from beginner-level to those that will challenge even the seasoned hiker. Outdoor sports lovers will also be pleased to find that several golf courses can be found in and around the parish.

Within the centre of the village are all of the amenities you require to enjoy a self-catering vacation in Gaula, including several food shops and small restaurants. If you are looking for more vibrant evening entertainment you can make the short journey into the city of Santa Cruz.

Places to visit on holiday in Gaula, Portugal

Santa Cruz is the nearest place to head if you are seeking busier tourist facilities such as large supermarkets, busy restaurants and cafe-bars. Funchal, the islands capital city, steps things up another level, and has by far the biggest array of attractions, amenities and sites of interest in the island. Though you may prefer the serenity of Gaula as a base, no visit to Madeira is complete without a visit to Funchal.

Weather in Gaula, Portugal

The geographical position of Madeira results in a year-round warm climate. August and September are the hottest months in which to visit Gaula, with a daily average temperature of 26°C, and little in the way of rain. Even the ‘coldest’ months, which are found at the beginning of the year, often receive temperatures above 20°C, though rainfall does increase significantly during this period.

Flights to Gaula, Portugal

Madeira Airport (FNC), also known as Funchal Airport, is just a few short kilometres from Gaula, and receives a number of flights from the UK, particularly during summer months. The cheapest prices are usually found through easyJet, but it is worth checking every operator, as there are often special offers to be taken advantage of.

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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  24
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                                                                                                    20
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious apartment in perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very spacious one bedroom apartment in the perfect location for access to the old town, restaurants, shops and seafront in Funchal. The car park, which is within the apartment block, is also a real bonus, as is the free wifi. The apartment also has a lovely balcony offering great views, exactly like the photo in the advert. We enjoyed breakfast out here every day and often had dinner there too. There's information in the apartment for tourist attractions, transport etc. Communication with the owner before and on arrival was very prompt and reliable. We were met by a friendly and helpful manager who showed us around the property and gave us useful advice. The apartment is excellent value for money. We would definitely recommend it and would stay here again if we return to Madeira. Many thanks for everything - we had a great holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous apartment and brilliant location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We've just had a great time in Madeira staying in this gorgeous apartment. It lives up to its photographs and descriptions - and some! Clean, comfortable, top quality and stylish - and Glenys and Gary always made sure that we had everything we needed. The location was perfect for exploring the island - super walking easily accessible, local shopping and good food in Ribeira Brava and just a short drive to Funchal for shops, restaurants, markets, culture, magical gardens - and much more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our second stay in this apartment, our only disappointment was that it was only available for the first of our two weeks in Funchal and so had to book into The Vine hotel next door for our second week. The apartment has everything you will need for a perfect stay in one of the best positions in Funchal..... modern, bright, clean, airy, great location and views, huge balcony, comfortable beds. We will be back again. Thank you Isabella.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017