Calheta lies surrounded by vineyards and banana plantations (an abundant crop in Madeira). It also used to be the centre of the sugar-cane production, but today there is only one factory left where cane syrup is turned into rum and which is open to visitors.
Calheta... a new Oasis
Simply enchanting! Blessed with rare natural beauty, the region of Calheta includes eight parishes spread over a total area of 116 square kilometres.
Whether you walk along by the sea or hike in the steep mountains or descend down to the valleys, you will enjoy the many wonders of nature surrounding you.
The sky spreads before you like a canvas in tones of blue and the beauty of the sea with its crystal waters attracts your eyes and invites you to take a swim when the heat can be felt with greater intensity.