Ponta do Sol (literally ‘Sun Point’) is – as the name already implies – a region where you will find more sun throughout the year than in any other part of the island. It boasts breathtaking landscapes and encompasses the three parishes Ponta do Sol, Canhas and Madalena do Mar.
Extended forests and the high plateau of Paul da Serra are the highlights to visit in this area. Furthermore, the council of Ponta do Sol offers excellent bathing conditions, although you won't find sand here... but pebbled beaches. The major beaches are those from Madalena do Mar, Anjos, Lugar de Baixo and Ponta do Sol village.
We could say that the strong points of this area are the warm seawater, the low undulation and the excellent sun bathing areas.