Ponta Delgada

On the Madeira island’s north coast, overlooking the crystal clear Atlantic ocean is quiet Ponta Delgada town. It is located east of São Vicente and is the smallest parish in population and density in the area. This peaceful and charming area is in fact  the birthplace of the Madeiran writer Horácio Bento de Gouveia. The land of Ponta Delgada is made up of a large landfall at the base of a cliff  and an upper level plateau called lombadas. The fact that Ponta Delgada is one of the hottest parishes within the São Vicente municipality, makes it an ideal tourist destination, especially that the dramatic and pictures landscape of the thin stretch of land fading away into the sea is in deep contrast with the cliff. The beauty is not all, the town has a selection of shops, bars and  restaurants, as well as a small marina.