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This small town, whose name means "wild river" is built at the mouth of a river with the same name between two mountains planted with bananas and other crops. A shady avenue runs parallel to the beach and opens on to a wharf. The tower, a relic from a 17C fort, testifies to an era troubled by pirate attacks. At the centre of the small town, in a cobbled square, stands a small 16C church, flanked by a belfry whose roof is covered with azeulejos.

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Tourist attractions Ribeira Brava : Things to see and do

  • Cape Girao Recommended Recommended

    . P - Ribeira Brava

    From the clifftop viewpoint there is a fine panorama over the coastal strip to the bay of Funchal. 580m below, the frothing ocean creates regular curving patterns. The route passes through terraces and banana plantations then drops down to Ribeira Br..

  • Risco waterfall Recommended Recommended

    P - 9350 Serra de Água

    This cool path which follows the levada de Risco, leads to a magnificent 100m high waterfall which runs into a basin at the bottom of the Ribeira da Januela valley. Another path, which links with the Risco path, leads to a site of 25 springs followin..

  • Boca d'Encumeada Interesting

    P - 9350 Serra de Água

    This pass, situated 1007m above sea-level, in a mountain trough, is a belvedere which dominates the island's two slopes. It also offers a general view of Madeira's two central valleys.

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Hotels Ribeira Brava

  • Hotel Do Campo

    Estrada Da Banda De Além, Nº25 P - 9350-232 Ribeira Brava

    Do Campo is an eco-friendly hotel, perched on a cliff overlooking Madeira’s laurisilva forests and the Atlantic Ocean. It features an elevated salt-water swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s gym, equipped with card..

  • Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos

    Serra D' Agua, S/N P - 9350-306 Serra de Água

    Pousada dos Vinháticos is set high in the mountains of Madeira with panoramic views over the island and access to famous walks. Rooms have satellite TV and internet is available in common areas. The Unesco listed Levada Canal Walks are within 5 minu..

  • Cheerfulway Bravamar

    Gago Coutinho E Sacadura Cabral 2-A P - 9350-217 Ribeira Brava

    Located in the heart of the small charming coastal village of Ribeira Brava, Cheerfulway Bravamar is just 25 minutes by car from the city of Funchal. Cheerfulway Bravamar has a rooftop swimming pool with sun loungers for those wishing to relax under..

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