Camara de Lobos Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 bedroom apartment to sleep 3 in Câmara de Lobos
Apartment located in Madeira’s west coast at Câmara de Lobos Village. With a fantastic view for the sea and Cabo Girão. This apartment is equipped with all facilities you would need for a nice relaxing holiday.
When João Gonçalves Zarco, the first donee of Funchal, sailed into the cove at Câmara de Lobos in 1419, he gave it this name because he found a large number of sea lions (lobos marinhos) there.
On his first trip to Madeira in 1950, Winston Churchill, one of the island’s most famous and distinguished visitors, was enchanted by this picturesque bay. The scenery, scattered with skiffs, nets and dried bonito, is typical of the fishermen’s daily life.
The village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos belongs to the municipality of Câmara de Lobos. It is the largest area of Madeira wine vineyards. It is also here that the entertaining live grape harvests take place in September as part of the Madeira Wine Festival.
But there are other places in the municipality that are well worth visiting.
A little to the west of Cabo Girão, down by the sea at the bottom of about 300 m of bare, dry rock, is a small fajã (name given to a piece of fertile land formed by a long-ago landslide). Although Fajã dos Padres has only 50 inhabitants, it is an excellent tourist spot offering nautical sports and a local cuisine rich in fish and shellfish. You can get to Fajã dos Padres by sea or by road, though if you go by road you will have to use a panoramic elevator. An unmissable experience!
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the manager
A blissful couple of weeks in an idyllic spot. The apartment is comfortable - and the wifi is faster than my own home in Britain. The sense of space looking out over the sea is simply amazing – we even saw a whale from the balcony! We shall definitely be back next year.