Holidays in Câmara de Lobos

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £139
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £141
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £138

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Camara de Lobos is a picturesque fishing village on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The town was named the 'Chamber of Wolves' due to its unique bay formation and the large amount of 'sea wolves' (sharks) that once inhabited the area. At Camara de Lobos visitors can enjoy spectacular views, rugged nature and an enticing selection of bars, taverns and restaurants.

When to take Camara de Lobos holidays

Camara de Lobos has a typically mild climate with comfortable temperatures all year round. An ideal time to book Camara de Lobos holidays would be during June to October when temperatures range between 22-30 degrees Celsius. Begin the journey by flying in to Madeira Airport, located just 25 km from Camara de Lobos. Upon arrival there are buses and taxis available to escort visitors to their destination. Camara de Lobos is in the Standard European Time Zone.

Camara de Lobos: What to see and do

Spectacular panoramic views of the Camara de Lobos bay can be seen from the Pico de Torre viewpoint. A little higher up is Cabo Girao, renowned for being the second highest cliff in the world, from where impressive panoramic views of the port and township can be seen. On the journey up the mountain there are several quaint parishes to visit such as the historic Jardim de Serra, meaning 'mountain parish'. Banana, cherry and wine plantations can also be found scattered amongst the hills of Camara de Lobos.

In the centre of town there are plenty of traditional Portuguese restaurants serving fresh seafood and rustic, local cuisine. Chestnut soup and limpets are among the local specialties, as well as the Camara de Lobos codfish known as 'gata'. The local wine of Madeira is of exceptional quality and should not be missed on Camara de Lobos holidays. Visitors can take a day trip to the nearby city of Funchal to surf, dive or swim with dolphins.

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