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Faja dos Padres

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An out-of-the world organic farm comprising 9 rental cottages, a beach and a restaurant, located by the sea in Madeira island southern coast. Access to the property is done exclusively by a cable car that takes you down a huge cliff with more than...more
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Estrada Padre Antonio Dinis Henriques 1 | Quinta Grande, Madeira 9300-261, Portugal
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All reviews rocky beach the cliff sweet potato banana trees garden of eden cable car fruit lovely restaurant organic farm sea level the cottages cabo girao lovely walk stunning views shore plantation avocados
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I placed this location in my Madeira wishlist without knowing exactly what it really is. And I was lucky to find an extraordinary place, on the southern coast of Madeira. The descent with cablecar, the garden full with banana trees, the beach and the sound...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cipm2016
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Good-sized houses with fantastic sea-view in a beautiful fruit and vegetable garden. Friendly and helpful staff - a parking space close to the lift was at all times ensured at the top of the cliff. This is a quiet place, splendid for contemplation, for reading,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eystein B
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Madeira is an inhabited mountain and so you end at a cliff edge on most days - a visit to Faja dos Padres solves this problem A steep (and I mean steep) cable car ride takes you down to a little paradise garden of fruits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Beautifull location, direct in front on the sea, nice garden. However the restaurant was really disappointing, very small portion, high price, sea food that didn't taste fresh, slow unfriendly service and almost no fruits in the dish even if otherwise specified in the menu and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mariedolt
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A thrilling ride down vertiginous cliffs in a cable car, followed by a lovely lunch by the sea. What’s not to like.? The service was great and the food was very good. I recommend the pork. The staff are delightful. Make sure you book in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ccunningham1
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Always believing that you went up to heaven, we arrived down by the sea after a three minute cable car journey entering into a different world, even for Madeira. This is the most unusual and delightful restaurant I have ever visited. You eat under the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nottony16
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This place is arrived at either from a cable car at the top or a boat from Funchal. After a walk thru the organic farm you come to a restaurant and rocky beach with a dock for water access. No sand so the water is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donya E
Reviewed 30 September 2018

You can get to he bottom of this location by boat or by cable car. nice visit for a different but lovely experience on the island,

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 64mervinp
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I find it hard it believe that this picturesque haven remains so quiet and so unspoilt. It is well worth the visit. Arriving for 11:30ish we found a space to park the car at the side of the road and marvelled for the first of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank David W
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We are on the island for 6 to 7 weeks each year and this is the first time we have been down to this idyllic place. It helped that we had a car but it is manageable by taxi from Funchal. I would estimate about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RichardBlakey
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27 January 2017|
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Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
The cable car or boat are the unique means to get to Fajã dos Padres, and that's one of the reason why the place is so special. Guests staying at Fajã dos Padres may use the cable car out of it's regular opening hours, as... More
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3 May 2016|
Response from Faja_dos_Padres | Property representative |
It is not very practical to get to Fajã dos Padres using Public transportation. Buses from company Rodoeste (check Rodoeste's website) run from Funchal to Quinta Grande (about 2,5 km distance to the cable car), with a... More
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