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Parque Ribeira Primeira

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Caminho Levada da Serra | Lombo das Raizes, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9200-155, Portugal
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We had lunch here as part of a trip with True Spirit. The weather was dire but that didn't dampen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian W
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Had lunch, fished our own trout that was then grilled and served with bread salad potatoes and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
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CARE FOR NATURE; NATURE WILL CARE FOR YOU The “Parque Ribeira Primeira” (First Creek Park) main objective is to offer a close contact with Nature. Besides fishing Rainbow Trout and tasting your catch grilled on site, it is also possible to know their life cycle and understand how they live and reproduce. The entire Park is design and thought to be as Nature wisely is and allows, working with Nature, respecting Life and the Natural succession of seasons, with a constant and beautiful change in the landscape. The open air barbecue area is not a restaurant but a place where friends can gather to taste the freshest fish in Madeira. Everything is cooked with wood and in front of everybody. We can offer you: - Normal visit or Guided visit (30 to 45 minute walk “All about Nature and how we are also part of it” - minimum 8 people) - Trout fishing (we have all that is needed) - Explanation about all the lies fisherman truly say - Explanation about what is really fresh fish - Barbecue meals (your fresh trout or traditional “Espetada (beef) on a fresh laurel stick - Sandwiches, toasts, coffee, tea, scones and home made cakes - Special events on request. You can also experience a Levada Walk along the Levada da Serra do Faial (10 minutes walk from the Park) while we prepare your meal. Please come and visit us. This a magical place where children act as children and adults become children.
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Caminho Levada da Serra | Lombo das Raizes, Santo da Serra, Madeira 9200-155, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here as part of a trip with True Spirit. The weather was dire but that didn't dampen the welcome we received from the staff. After our initial 'warming' drink, some of us went to the wooden yurt to await lunch whilst the...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased to see that Parque Ribeira Primeira was able to pass on the spirit and atmosphere we very much treasure. Thank you once again. All he best. Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch, fished our own trout that was then grilled and served with bread salad potatoes and wine. Great experience, great food. Very friendly helpful staff.

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review. We are are gald that you did enjoyed the experience. All the best. Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stopped here for lunch on our true spirit tour. (all 12 family members) the scenery is amazing and the staff are so welcoming and friendly, it really does make for a relaxed and happy place to have lunch with all the family. My brother...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thnak you very much for your kind words. We try to be a Family to Family project, so that everybody feels as Family inside the Park. All the best Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Suggested lunch stop by a friend who enjoys walking. I met him there and enjoyed every minute. First you catch the trout (easier than I ever imagined) it is then gutted and placed in marinade whilst you enjoy the amazing views. Finally cooked and served...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your kind words. We're very happy that you did enjoy you stay with us. All the best. Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Like other reviewers, this was a lunch stop for us on a True Spirit jeep tour. It is a labour of love with nature as opposed to a commercial trout farm. The main idea is that you catch your own trout from the ponds which...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sir, What a pleasure to read your kind words! It makes us feel that we've manage to achieve our goals and pass on the message "Care for nature, Nature will care for you". It gives us courage to continue and carry on! We can...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Went here tidy with the tour true spirit, had lunch here which was amazing. The best thing was the tour of the trout farm, how it has been passed down through the family and how much passion goes into the keeping of it x the...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy that we've manage to pass to you all our way of working with Nature and not fighting It. All the Best. Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The idea of ​​fishing for your own lunch is very funny, the logistics fantastic as the friendly. Fantastic view and very quiet accompanied by a good meal.

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. The quietness of the place is also one of the things we treasure most. We're glad that you felt it also. All the best. Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I booked a 4x4 landrover type off road safari into the hills of eastern madeira island. we were not told that our lunch stop was to be a fantastic trout farm created cleverly and lovingly by mr Paulo Rodrigues in a beautiful valley. what a...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sir, What a pleasure to read your kind words! It makes us feel that we've manage to achieve our goals and pass on the message "Care for nature, Nature will care for you". It also gives us courage to continue, improve and carry on!...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited at lunch time on the last day of our holiday and want an unexpected special end it made for. Paulo is obviously incredibly passionate and knowledgable and has designed and built something really quite special here. My 10 year old son caught an...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sir, I wll always remember your family. Thank you for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to have you all with us just before leaving Madeira. Hope will mett again one day. All the best. Paulo Rodrigues

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

A fantastic place to get a natural breather in Funchal: here you can learn about fish, fishing, supermarket fish and trout in particular. Paulo Rodrigues is the mastermind creator of this brilliant concept where you can not only observe the life cycle of trout in...More

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PQRibeiraPrimeira, Proprietário at Parque Ribeira Primeira, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Madam, We can only thank you for your kind words! It makes us feel that we've manage to achieve our goals and pass on the message "Care for nature, Nature will care for you". It gives us courage to continue and carry on! We...More

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