Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Arco da Calheta that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 34 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Arco da Calheta. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Spectacular views in Arco da Calheta

Wedged on a small plinth of volcanic rock at the base of Madeira's mighty coastal mountains, the pint-sized parish of Arco da Calheta is a spectacular spot. Its whitewashed homes and their terracotta-topped roofs speckle the verdant landscape like seashells washed up from the Atlantic. Higher up, occupying soaring spots on the cliffs, some Arco da Calheta holiday rentals come with 180-degree views that take the breath away. It's a haven for paragliders and hikers, or those just seeking a serene corner of the Isle of Flowers. Tempted?

Things to do

Excursions galore from Arco da Calheta

Arco da Calheta holiday rentals are all about immersing yourself in Madeira's wild coastal reaches. But if you'd like to seek out some chart-topping attractions nearby, hop in the car and head to Funchal. It's less than 35 minutes away, and is packed with attractions. Take in the 15th-century Cathedral of Funchal and the blooming Madeira Botanical Gardens, with their waxy orchids, lush azaleas and spiny cacti. Don't miss the CR7 Museum, either. It's an odyssey through the life and achievements of the island's most-famous son, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Activities

Two sides to Arco da Calheta

If you're finding it hard to reconcile peaceful breakfasts of Portuguese fruit with adrenaline-pumping jumps from the top of Madeira's cliffs, then you're just starting to get a feel for what Arco da Calheta is all about. One moment, you could be kicking back with a coffee in the seaside cafes. The next, hiking rugged trails through banana plantations and wildflower meadows. One morning, you might be relaxing on the yellow-sand beaches, only to find yourself paragliding off soaring mountain miradors in the afternoon.

Weather

Year-round attractions in Arco da Calheta

There's never a bad time to seek out those Arco da Calheta holiday rentals. This is Madeira, which means the weather's usually good all year round. Summers are the hottest, with June, July and August proving the most popular of all. That said, the winter months between November and March can be truly pleasant. There are fewer people around then and the days are breezier and less humid. Spring and autumn are perfect if you're looking to do some hiking, so why not visit in April, May or October?

Natural features

Explore Madeira's mountains in Arco da Calheta

Arco da Calheta gets its name from the smattering of small villages that arc around the sheer-cut Atlantic cliffs on this side of the island. The result is a town that never fails to take the breath away. Perfectly-located for hikers and adventurers looking to explore Madeira's mountains, take just a few steps from the artificial sand beach along the shore and you could find yourself surrounded by dense laurisilva forests, where wild orchids and ferns pop up from the mist plumes.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Arco da Calheta

Fly into Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), the closest airport, located 21.8 mi (35 km) from the city centre.

Can I find a vacation rental around Arco da Calheta?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,229 vacation rentals near Arco da Calheta. From 918 houses to 251 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arco da Calheta for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.