Arco da Calheta

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Why Stay in Arco da Calheta

João Fernandes Andrade, known as João Fernandes do Arco, settled here. He owned vast lands of bread, mills and slaves, and established a linked house, with chapel and private chaplain, at the end of the 19th century. XV.

Arco da Calheta is mainly irrigated by a branch of the important Levada do Rabaçal and the levada called Madre Grande, which has its origin in Paul da Serra. Its confining limits are the parishes of Madalena do Mar, Canhas and Calheta.

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Restaurants in Calheta – Madeira

Madeira – Portugal In Madeira, gastronomy stands out for the traditional and the contemporary, in a constructive subtlety between the various regional products, of great quality, which allow the elaboration of a varied menu of gastronomic specialties ranging from regional to ...



Canyoning consists in the progressive exploration of a river or stream, braving vertical barriers and exploiting surrounding environment through various techniques and equipment, offering those who practise permanent contact with nature. Excitement and adrenaline are the biggest attractions, being constantly ...


Whale & Dolphin Watching

During your visit to Madeira, it is almost mandatory to take a sea tour to observe cetaceans. Its excellent location means that these species can be seen throughout the year. Take a close look at some of the 28 species of ...



This sport arrived in Madeira at the end of the 1980’s earning a significant number of enthusiasts on the Island. The municipality of Calheta offers prime conditions for this sport.There are various areas to start a flight within Calheta, ...


Scuba Diving

Calheta Diving Center LOCALIZATION CONTACT Praia da CalhetaVila da Calheta, 9370-133 CalhetaMadeira- Portugal Carlos Relvas – Instrutor PADI+351 968 276 366 calhetadive@gmail.com LOBOSONDA – MADEIRA WHALEWATCHING LOCALIZATION CONTACT AV. D. Manuel IPorto de Recreio da Calheta, loja 1 ...



Surf Madeira Island is considered by many one of the best places to surf in Europe. International encounters often take place here, Jardim do Mar being one of the hotspots for this activity where various events like the Red Bull ...


Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain Biking LPBTT 1 – Casais da Serra / São Lourenço Typology Difficulty Terrain Direction Distance Time DOWNHILL MEDIUM DIRT ROAD ONE WAY 5,1 KM 10 – 25min ITINERARY Fonte do Bispo – Lombo de São Lourenço START Fonte do Bispo (E. ...

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Walking Routes – Calheta

List of Routes Levada das 25 Fontes Difficulty Terrain Direction Distance Time EASY REGULAR TRIP ROUND TRIP 9 KM (2x 4,5 KM) 3h30min – 4h ITINERARY Rabaçal – Casas do Rabaçal – 25 Fontes START Rabaçal (E.R. 105) END Rabaçal (E.R. 105) ...