Ponta do Sol Municipality

Considered to be the warmest municipality on the island and where the sun shines for the most number of hours, the village is located in.. 

“...the captain got back in the skiffs and came to a point...that comes well out into the sea, and because in the rock on this point one can see from afar off, a round vein can be clearly seen with rays that look like the sun (sol)...”

Gaspar Frutuoso, 16th cent

The municipality of Ponta do Sol is located on the South coast of the island of Madeira, made up of three parishes, Ponta do Sol (municipal seat), Canhas and Madalena do Mar.  Considered to be the warmest municipality on the island and where the sun shines for the most number of hours, the village is located in a privileged spot near the sea.   Although it has been essentially a farming area with the development of the cultivation of sugar cane in the first phase, and now more recently with the cultivation of bananas, horticulture and floriculture, the municipality of Ponta do Sol has also started to stake more and more on the development of the service sector, an effort that can be seen in the appearance of restaurants, bars and cafes. 

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Carlos Verdinho
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