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Faja dos Padres

Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
+351(0)291 944538
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Day trip away from the pools of Funchal

Having seen the beach at the bottom of Cabo Girao during a boat tour, I was determined to get there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ValH
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London, UK
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Restaurant terrible

Went to faja dos padres yesterday 16-08-17 paid €10 each for a return trip that's all fine. Had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alanpeach
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having seen the beach at the bottom of Cabo Girao during a boat tour, I was determined to get there on public transport and managed without too much difficulty. We took bus 27 from the Rodoeste bus company up and down winding roads from Funchal...More

Thank ValH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to faja dos padres yesterday 16-08-17 paid €10 each for a return trip that's all fine. Had a lovely time swimming and sunbathing with friends. We decided to go to the restaurant at 3pm, 25 mins later still nobody claimed to our table. Eventually...More

Thank alanpeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a tranquil and secluded sport far away from the crowds with a jetty for kids to launch themselves off and an excellent restaurant with super tame lizards joining you if allowed. Wonderful day out but will need to hire taxi to get there as...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Only found this place by looking at searches online for things to do close to our hotel, and I'm so glad we did! The cable car is 10euro per person and the view is beautiful, the small restaurant/bar at the bottom serves lovely food at...More

Thank ang1989s
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Took the brand new (state of the art) cable car down the steep cliff to the Faja dos Padres area for lunch. It is only accessible by cable car or boat making it so remote and unique!! There are accommodations there, however we only had...More

Thank Holycruiser
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stayed for 3 nights early May, and didn't want to leave. You get there by cable car - my husband has vertigo but he managed fine. Apartments are fine, with all the fittings you need including fridge, freezer and hob. Nice bath, plenty hot...More

Thank katethepict
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had been to the other teleficio and got talking to a Madeiran on the way up. He recommended we see this area and especially the restaurant. It was a lovely sunny day so sitting outside with cold beer and wine was a good start....More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The place is gorgeous. The cable car takes you down to a secluded space with no cars, no streets, nothing - just simple nature and a few small houses. The natural farm makes fresh produces. The accommodation is relatively simple, but cosy. The kitchen a...More

Thank mvirmond
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fantastic place to swim with not so many people. Returned twice during 1 week stay in Funchal - was so great, and much better than crowded swimming complexes in town. Beatufill landscape and idyllic atmosphere of fruit plantation.

1  Thank Marta M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Accessed by a 10 euro per person cable car ride just below Cabo Girao you descend almost 500m to what is "an island within an Island". Walk through mango, avocado and other assorted exotic fruit plants and trees to the ocean side restaurant. Reasonably priced...More

Thank Michael L
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biddyandbuster
27 January 2017|
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Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
The cable car or boat are the unique means to get to Fajã dos Padres, and that's one of the reason why the place is so special. Guests staying at Fajã dos Padres may use the cable car out of it's regular opening hours, as... More
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586Patrick
3 May 2016|
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Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
It is not very practical to get to Fajã dos Padres using Public transportation. Buses from company Rodoeste (check Rodoeste's website) run from Funchal to Quinta Grande (about 2,5 km distance to the cable car), with a... More
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