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Calheta Recreational Port

The magnificence of the Calheta Leisure Port is undeniable, as is the excellence of its services. Discover more about Madeira in “What To Do In Madeira“. And there is a detailed guide to Funchal in “What To Do In Funchal“.

It is a singular location, featuring a marina with 9 docks equipped with electricity and water connections, accommodating vessels ranging from 6 to 25 meters in length and offering 40 spots for Jet-Skis.

  • Coordinates: 32.716743, -17.168626


Porto de Recreio da Calheta, Av. D. Manuel I, 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta



The care and support they offer are standout features, from the exclusive entry through automatic doors and magnetic cards to the restrooms, changing rooms, and covered parking (with 300 spots).

Moreover, the reception is always on hand to attend to and assist guests, and even offers a shop selling practical clothing and accessories for everyday use.


The Calheta Port offers an array of culinary delights to suit every palate, ranging from regional specialities and Indian and Nepalese cuisine to Japanese sushi, seafood and unique flavoured ice creams.

However, the Port of Calheta is not just notable for its services. Its beauty is captivating, expansive and well-manicured gardens and breathtaking surroundings.

The surroundings of the port and Calheta Beach are of great beauty. Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta (rum museum-factory) takes us on a journey through the history and culture of sugar production in Calheta, one of the island’s main economic activities in the past.

As personal observations, we highlight the magnificent sunset that can be enjoyed in the vicinity: colours reflected in the crystal-clear waters create a unique and memorable scene.

Furthermore, the serenity felt in the western zone of the island is an invitation to disconnect from the world and immerse oneself in paradise.

Things to do nearby:

Towards the west, we can find the charming fishing village of Paúl do Mar, less renowned, which has numerous tourist attractions. Among them, a small beach with showers stands out, which is very popular among surfers.

At the island’s western tip, Ponta do Pargo is renowned for its fascinating landscapes, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the majestic mountains to the east. Visitors to the region are attracted to the lighthouse and various viewpoints.

To the north, the Porto Moniz Natural Pools are one of the most sought-after attractions in the area, offering the unique opportunity to swim in pools carved out of volcanic rocks bathed by the sea.

Additionally, the region has several levadas offering stunning views of the local fauna and flora.

If we head east towards Funchal along the old regional road, we will not take long to come across the Cascata dos Anjos Waterfall in Ponta de Sol.

It is a splendid place that captivates tourists, who cannot resist stopping on their journey for a photograph. The waterfall runs alongside the regional road and blends with the sea is a magnificent show.

The Levada do Moinho is a scenic trail with breathtaking views that culminates in a spring that empties into a stunning waterfall.

Finally, the Fajã dos Padres, protected by a hill, is a pebble beach that provides an unforgettable experience and a memorable sunset.