Seaside Village with colorful buildings and impressive cliffs
Message from Bree
Ponta do Sol is a charming village located on the sunny southwestern coast of Madeira island. Nestled between high cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean, this small fishing town has become an impressive destination with its photogenic streets filled with colorful buildings, its pebble beach, and its ancient bridge leading to a pier offering beautiful views over the valley. Popular activities in the area include relaxing on the beach, exploring the old center's restaurants or cultural festivities, admiring historical sites such as the Mother Church, and taking nearby hikes or boat trips.
Time of day: sunrise for photos, although my drone content is from around noon
Months to go: year round
Gear to bring: wide angle lens, zoom lens, and drone
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