The celebration of several world championships put this town on the Surf map

Portuga ➝ Madeira ➝ Jardim do Mar

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Nestled in Jardim Do Mar, on the northwest coast of Madeira, just 40 minutes from Funchal, this idyllic locale rests on a plateau surrounded by vineyards and cliffs. Primarily an agricultural community, it has seamlessly embraced tourism in an organized manner, maintaining its tranquility as one of Madeira's quietest villages that even today remains untouched by traffic. The town is graced by three stone beaches—Portinho, taught, and Ponta Jardim.

Jardim do Mar has evolved into a favored hub for the international surfing community. Thanks to its strategic geographical position, the island of Madeira is a privileged destination, receiving the tides of the North Atlantic and offering an array of waves, from Point Breaks to Reef Breaks. Recognized globally, this town gained prominence in the surfing world, earning accolades from Surfer magazine as one of the finest Point Breaks worldwide. For those seeking larger waves, the period from November to February stands out as the optimal season.

Cecilia Guest House is a charming hotel situated at the town's periphery, offering breathtaking views of the ocean. The individual rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom, ensure a comfortable and serene stay. The building, crowned by expansive rooftops, provide a vantage point for witnessing magnificent sunsets and starlit nights. In the mornings, the gracious host, Cecilia, takes the helm in crafting delectable organic breakfasts, completing the holistic experience.