Baia de Camara de Lobos
Baia de Camara de Lobos
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  • David D
    Devon, United Kingdom24,899 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, impressive scenery, worth walking around
    Monday 11th September and we visited the coastal town of Câmara de Lobos. It is located on the south-central coast of Madeira between Ribeira Brava and Funchal. The harbour sists in a bay protected on both sides by cliffs and rugged coastline. On one side of the bay is the Faro, lighthouse while on the other is cliff top Miradouro do Salão Ideal. A variety of colourful small boats were anchored up in the Bay and many more were rested up on the concrete slipway in the harbour. Câmara de Lobos is renown for it's street art and facinating recycled plastic decorations, which are also suspended around the harbour. From the Harbour we climbed the many steps up to the coastal path leading to Miradouro do Salão Ideal. From the viewpoint there were superb views across the harbour and the Bay. There are numerous bars and restaurants around the harbour and surrounding area.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Karen T
    Wales, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watching the world go by....
    Stunning fishing village, so vibrant and full of life. Loved the full size bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill and the recycled wall and street art. Beautiful churches, modest and plain on the outside yet so beautiful and peaceful on the inside.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Cherriesfan99
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom2,173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This little village has charm in spades, and visitors.
    Very attractive small fishing village, close and very accessable from Funchal. Unfortunately , that is the problem. The place is packed, all the restaurants full, and coach loads of tourist straight from the cruise ship just mooching around looking for something to do. Which is a pity as this little village has charm in spades, and visitors.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK2,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very attractive small fishing village, close and very accessable from Funchal. Unfortunately , that is the problem. The place is packed, all the restaurants full, and coach loads of tourist straight from the cruise ship just mooching around looking for something to do. Which is a pity as this little village has charm in spades, and visitors.
Written 8 December 2023
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Karen T
Wales, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stunning fishing village, so vibrant and full of life. Loved the full size bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill and the recycled wall and street art. Beautiful churches, modest and plain on the outside yet so beautiful and peaceful on the inside.
Written 17 November 2023
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David D
Devon, UK24,899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Monday 11th September and we visited the coastal town of Câmara de Lobos. It is located on the south-central coast of Madeira between Ribeira Brava and Funchal.

The harbour sists in a bay protected on both sides by cliffs and rugged coastline. On one side of the bay is the Faro, lighthouse while on the other is cliff top Miradouro do Salão Ideal.

A variety of colourful small boats were anchored up in the Bay and many more were rested up on the concrete slipway in the harbour.

Câmara de Lobos is renown for it's street art and facinating recycled plastic decorations, which are also suspended around the harbour.

From the Harbour we climbed the many steps up to the coastal path leading to Miradouro do Salão Ideal. From the viewpoint there were superb views across the harbour and the Bay.

There are numerous bars and restaurants around the harbour and surrounding area.
Written 7 November 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This really is a lovely little place to wander around. The harbour/bay area itself, with its multi coloured fishing boats, is very attractive. The local art installations using recycled materials are brilliant to look at, with something new seemingly around each corner! My favourite when we visited was the superb bottle tops hanging one.
Don’t forget to get your photo taken with the statue of Winston Churchill…
Written 21 August 2023
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The location of the Camara de Lobos is believed to be the original landing point of João Gonçalves Zarco, who is considered to be the discoverer of the Madeira Islands in 1419.
Today it is a touristic small and colorful fishing village , proud to have hosted the famous Winston Churchill in 1950.
We have stopped here twice - 30 minutes each time :
Not enough!! The place is beautiful. If you stay in Funchal you can consider getting here by bus and spend here a few relaxing hours. There's a lot of interesting thing to see: Winston Churchill statue ; the Lighthouse ; Simon Bolivar statue ; The church of San Sebastian ; the bay itself ; the promenade , and a walk along Cam da Trincheira to Forno da Cal . Recommended .
Written 13 May 2023
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VDAV
Southampton, UK16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We came here for a holiday staying in one of the apartments just out of the main town, thankfully. The place is frequented by many beggars and men who seem to have nothing to do apart from hanging around. We don’t feel it’s safe to eat out at night so will have to be content with restaurants at lunchtime.
There are frequent buses to Funchal and up into the hills. A car is recommended.
Written 1 February 2023
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The previous time we visited Camara de Lobos it was in September 2017 and very hot. On this visit it was December, again with good weather but with a more acceptable temperature although it was still much warmer than back home in the UK. If staying in Funchal it really is worth taking the short journey to Camara de Lobos to see the slower pace of life that exists outwith the capital city. Also worth seeing are the decorative panels on the exterior of buildings which are made from recycled materials such as empty cartons.

We made the journey from Funchal to Camara de Lobos by bus which is an inexpensive way of getting about the island.
Written 22 September 2022
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Jacki51
Cambridge, UK151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We took the bus from Funchal to Camara de Lobos, which was a relatively short journey. The village has a lovely little bay surrounded mainly by restaurants and shops but there is also a quaint fisherman's chapel. Several small fishing boats line the beach as well as being moored in the bay. From this village you can pick up the little green train taking you up the mountain to the glass viewing platform. There is a life-size bronze of Winston Churchill outside one of the hotels overlooking the bay. He is sitting in a (bronze) wicker chair, smoking a cigar and painting with an easel in front of him. There is a spare bronze wicker chair beside him so tourists can sit beside him. This statue is apparently a tribute to when Churchill stayed in Camara de Lobos back in 1950. Lovely village to explore but would not need an entire day.
Written 12 August 2022
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Musicians Mum
1,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Walked from Old Funchal as Sunday buses iffy. (Caught one for final half of way back as more availability near Forum)
2hrs (give or take a dilly dally on the way) Slightly undulating
Avenue Infante,Estrada Monumental, past Reids Hotel ,drop down to the beach at Praia De Formosa just before sharp left hand bend there is a road going underneath.
Walkway at high tide level then follows around all the way to this little fishing village.
Past a cement factory and jetty.
Public (acceptably clean) toilets available at Praia De Formosa.
Water fountain at harbour in the village.
Written 25 June 2022
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soulefultraveler
Sun City West, AZ1,879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Lovely little fishing village with a few shops and several restaurants. Very scenic, sheltered harbor.
Written 28 May 2022
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