Ponta Delgada, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Funchal, this small sea side village, nowadays famous for its ocean water swimming pool with its beach situated with in a protected bay.
located in the district of São Vicente with beautiful scenery of the mountains and sea, the local church by the sea and its new pool complex. Here you may also find a house museum belonging to the famous teacher, writer and journalist Horácio Bento de Gouveia with a display of his published works and antiques.
This rural village is also able to produce many of the freshest agricultural products and also traditional handicrafts, embroidery and wickerwork.
Ponta Delgada is proud of its mother church; the Imaculado Coração de Maria built in the 15th century, famous for its big Religious festival of Senhor Bom Jesus which takes place in the first weekend of September, bringing thousands of visitors and pilgrims from all parts of the island.
There is hand full of restaurants / snake bars in the village, post office, mini market, and petrol station or pop over to Sao Vicente where there is a large variety of amendments available. The village offers the possibility to take walks through footpaths and levadas, where you can enjoy the Laurissilva, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
The Ideal base camp to explore the island of Madeira with good roads links to visit all the places of interest easily.