is one of the most stunning islands of Portugal's
Atlantic archipelago. This volcanic island has a unique landscape of carelessly sloping mountains sprinkled with rare, glossy-leaved Laurisilva forests, which have now been awarded a World Heritage Site designation by UNESCO
. Madeira’s distinctive landscape of volcanic sea pools, lush green valleys, and alabaster sandy beaches make it a treasured destination for curious travelers. Madeira lodging accommodations are as versatile as the island’s landscape. A beautiful town on Madeira is Camacha; here you can find a wide variety of vacation rental accommodations such as villa rentals and condo rentals.
Camacha is best known as the cultural capital of Madeira
. The residents of this quaint village are experts in creating handicrafts out of willow wicker, which has given Camacha the name “village of basket-makers”
. People staying in villas on the other side of the island will often venture to Camacha to espy the town’s 1000 piece intricate wicker exhibition. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals will ensure you find the perfect accommodation in Camacha, whether it is a romantic villa rental tucked away on the outskirts of town or an open spaced condo rental situated in the village’s epicenter.
Many visitors to Camacha enjoy stepping out of their vacation rental accommodation and spending the day on the ocean. Fantastic whale watching tours are offered on the island of Madeira. Most boats only need to drift about five kilometers off shore to spot a variety of fascinating ocean species such as the rare Beaked Whale, Fin Whale, Sperm Whale, Sei Whale, and the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
. After a morning on an aquatic safari most people may want to head back to their vacation rentals to rest. However, the active traveler may want to spend the rest of the afternoon on an adventurous Levada walk.
The first settlers to Madeira began cultivating the bottom regions of the island, by cutting out terraces in the landscape. To irrigate these terraces early settlers created “levadas”. Levadas were aqueduct-like structures that would carry fresh spring water onto lower fields. Today there is about 1000 kilometers of levadas
over the island, which now function as trails that lead inquisitive tourists throughout the island’s most radiant forests and angelic waterfalls.
Camacha will be your next favorite vacation destination and villa rentals are available today!