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The Southwest tour has its first stop at Ponta Do Sol, which translates as point of the sun which is taken as the sunniest part of the island. From this coastal town we follow on to the viewpoint of Moledos where we can enjoy the magnificent view over the fishing village of Madelena do Mar.
We continue with the excursion to Calheta, a lovely sea area with an artificial sand beach and where we find one of the most emblematic sugar cane factories on the south coast of Madeira.
Then we move on to Prazeres, where we have the opportunity to visit the Prazeres Educational Farm; Quinta Pedagogica dos Prazeres, housing various animals as well as an array of aromatic herbs.
Going on to Ponta do Pargo, we will come across a lighthouse that was built in 1922. This area is distinguished from the entire island of Madeira by its landscape; to see it is to believe it. In Paúl do Mar we will find a traditional fishing village which also happens to be a great spot to surf. From the view point above we can also enjoy the fabulous scenery over the mountains and the Atlantic.
Next we visit the 'ever pretty' Jardim do Mar - one of three pebble beach villages; Portinho, Enseada and Ponta Jardim. These beaches attract both locals and visitors alike in search of the beauty and calm of this natural environment.
Then we finish our tour at Madelena do Mar, a small old time fishing village with beautiful views over the sea cliffs of the southeast coastline. The location and climate help make this, the largest banana producing area on the island.