Luz do Sol is a self catering apartment, with a Tourist Licence, in the sunny village of Garajau, between Canico and Funchal. It commands superb ocean views over lush, mature gardens and is ideal for a couple seeking a relaxing holiday with or without a car. Located in a secure, private complex with lifts, Luz do Sol enjoys the benefits of a large garden, sunbathing terrace and a 15m oval pool, whilst having direct access to all the facilities of the village, buses and taxis. Within a short, easy walk from the apartment you can hire a car, dine in quality restaurants, buy excellent take-away meals or just have a drink in one of the friendly cafes. Freshly baked bread, vegetables and fruit, morning papers, general supplies and banking facilities are all at your doorstep. A short stroll or a cable car ride takes you to Garajau's secluded beach where you can dip your toes in the warm Atlantic Ocean.
Levada and Mountain Walking: Madeira's centre consists of rugged mountain peaks rising to a mile above sea level. These give way to forests of juniper, pine, eucalyptus, mimosa and laurel as you descend towards the sea. The dry lower slopes are used for farming, mainly vegetables for the table, but areas are also devoted to the cultivation of vines (for the famous Madeira Wine), sugar cane, chestnuts and bananas. Irrigation of the farming areas is provided by a network of water channels (Levadas) radiating from the mountains. This unique irrigation system offers walkers an unrivalled experience in that, besides having breathtaking and exhilarating mountain and coastal trails to explore, they can walk along beside these levadas from village to village and gain a deep insight into the lives and culture of the Madeiran people.
Eating Out and Entertainment: Garajau has several good restaurants offering local and international cuisine and a wide range of take-away food is also available, all these within a short walking distance of the apartment. Some restaurants further afield will even lay on transport from your doorstep. A memorable evening can be had by taking the cable car down to Garajau beach and eating delicious seafood under the stars at the oceanside restaurant. Music and dancing are available nightly in the hotels of nearby Canico de Baixo. Funchal, a fifteen minute bus ride away, offers a very wide range of restaurants, a casino, theatre and many open air events throughout the year to keep you entertained.