Madeira Wine Festival August 28th to September 11th
The Madeira Wine Festival is one of the island´s main tourist attractions that pays tribute to this precious nectar and its undeniable socioeconomic significance.
MACHICO GASTRONOMIC FAIR July,29th to August,7th
July,22nd to 29th
The municipality of Santana annually promotes the Gastronomy Exhibit, an initiative whose main objective is to contribute to the promotion and appreciation of local cuisine.
This exhibit has a varied programme of events, with the participation of some artists of the regional and national music scene.
Synopsis: Jonathan will take you on a Nature trail within the 130 hectare of the Palheiro Estate landscape where you can observe some of Madeira wildlife such as the rare “Trocaz” pigeon and the Macaronesian Sparrowhawk.
The landscape of Palheiro Estate in now very different after the fires on July 18th 2012, when a large amount of forest was destroyed. Since then, with the help of government funding, a huge reforestation programme has begun, planting indigenous Madeira species such as; Til, Barbusano & Laurel, as well as the removal of invasive trees that were introduced to the Island – Mimosa and Eucalyptus. The result is a landscape offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Desertas islands, the bay of Funchal and the mountains of Madeira.
The Palheiro nature trails can be enjoyed on bikes, hiking or just a simple stroll in nature.
Speaker: Jonathan Fletcher
Venue: Palheiro Estate Gardens
Price: 20 €
Free for Festival filmmakers and Guests with the Festival Pass
Info & Enrollment:
“Pinto” the Palheiro pony is doing well. His favourite treats are carrots!
He will be 6 months in November and is enjoying his Autumn walks around the Quinta.
Pinto was born in May this year in the field next to the quinta and has become the Palheiro mascot!
On the 7th of November Palheiro estate will be hosting a bird watching excursion together with SPEA (Portuguese Ornithological Society) in an attempt to spot some of the rarer species to be found at Palheiro Estate.
There are more than 20 species of birds at Palheiro Estate, a fair share of those to be found on the island. We are also privileged to have two rare endemic species nesting at Palheiro (The Macaronesian Sparrowhawk and Trocaz Pigeon) and have recently been visited by several migratory birds such as the Red-footed Falcon (in pic) and Cuckoo.
From late summer into early winter, large wahoo prowl the inshore grounds in search of mackerel, needlefish, large flying fish and other baitfish. Madeiran wahoo are well- conditioned fish that normally average 40 to 60 lbs with occasional larger fish exceeding the 70-lb mark.
These sleek razor-jawed predators can be surprisingly elusive and wary, but when hooked up are turbocharged performers on light to medium tackle. Most of the productive wahoo marks lie close to the island’s remarkable cliffs, offering a spectacular view whilst you await the bite.
Balancal offers full and half day charters for these agile beasts. For reservations please contact the Casa Velha at +351 291 790 350
Holidays mean you will have the chance to get away from a stressful daily life, at Palheiro Village you can be sure all your needs will be met.
The Three Bedroom Villas With Private Pool lodge up to 6 people and have an area of 250 square feet.
Looking for total privacy? Our three bedroom villas with private pool are exactly what will keep kids happy and parents very relaxed! All the comforts of home and without the work.
Choose from either VILLA MARISOL #61, MADEIRA VILLA #39, VILLA BALANCAL #58 and VILLA SANSSOUCI #73.
All three bedroom villas with private pool enjoy Funchal and sea views, surrounded by very peaceful surroundings. Large living and dining areas are perfect for enjoying life under the blue or starry skies.
All of our villas and apartments are fully furnished and equipped. The kitchens have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas stove/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, pots, pans & all utencils. The living rooms offer a flat screen television and dvd player. The one and two bedroom apartments are air conditioned, central heating is available in the three bedroom apartments/villas and all bathrooms offer floor heating. Many units offer wood burning fireplaces. All properties are serviced twice a week.
Pool heating for the three bedroom villas is €200 per week or €250 for four bedroom villas (where applicable).
For more information and reservation: http://www.palheirorentals.com/