The enchanting resort of Calheta is blessed with distinct natural beauty rolled out across eight parishes and 116 square kilometres. Whether you stroll along by the seaside, enjoy a hike in the steep mountains or descend down to the verdant valleys, you will certainly savour the many wonders of nature that surround you, as this resort is ideal for the more active visitor.
For those looking to take their adventure out onto the ocean, a number of aquatic activities are on offer including whale watching, boat tours and either snorkelling or diving.
The climate of Madeira is similar to that found around the Mediterranean or coastal California - Madeira has mild winters, and generally warm, sunny summers. The ocean moderates the climate so the island never suffers extreme heat or extreme cold. Winter months are slightly wetter - especially in mountain regions, however these spells only last a day or two at a time. In winter there is typically 5 - 6 hours of sunshine, and in Summer there can be up to 8.
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