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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 the cliff rocky beach banana trees cable car fruit lovely restaurant organic garden sea level cabo girao the cottages lovely walk stunning views papaya pier avocados vineyards land
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank mariedolt
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ccunningham1
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nottony16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Donya E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,

Thank 64mervinp
Reviewed September 13, 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

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Reviewed September 8, 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

Thank RichardBlakey
Reviewed August 27, 2018

You travel down by cable car to reach sea level. A lovely walk awaits you through vines, mango groves, avocados, and many organic fruit and vegetables. You arrive at the restaurant where you sit looking over the sea under palm trees. All of the vegetables...More

Thank Joycehird
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights in one of the cottages with my family. We enjoyed it very much! The organic garden has lots of fruits and vegetables. The on-site restaurant use them and they sell the rest. Walking in the gardens and at the seaside is...More

Thank Zoé H
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Took this cable car down to the garden below. It was steep and we descended 320m in just over two minutes. The garden below was beautiful with grapes, bananas, aubergines, papaya and tomatoes all in fruit.

Thank David M
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biddyandbuster
January 26, 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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586Patrick
May 2, 2016|
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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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