Favorite thing: The sugar was the main currency of exchange with the kingdom that, since the beginning, was requested for the national merchants. People changed a great variety of necessary products (tools, cloths, fabrics, roofing tile, ware, iron, salt, oil). It was sufficient for the consumption of the islands and the kingdom, and still enough to export to the foreigner.
Favorite thing: There's no doubt that this town still appeared in century XV and due to its port and fertile lands. Progressed so quickly that, before 1486, already the population had its church, attributing itself it construction to Rodrigo Enes, one of the first colonists of Ponta do Sol.
Bananas at Madalena
Favorite thing: Madalena do Mar has the biggest plantation of bananas in the island. 50% of the production are exported to Africa and Portugal. The banana planted in the Madalena do Mar is of Chinese origin.