Lying west of Funchal, the charming fishing port of Camara de Lobos has kept its colourful boats, green-shuttered white houses and friendly cat population. A frequent visitor to the area in the 1950s, Winston Churchill loved to paint the port from the panoramic viewpoint located at the entrance to the city. The city takes its name from the seals (lobos) that lived there in the past. Unfortunately, they disappeared a long time ago.
This cliff is one of the highest in Europe.© henner/123RF
Camara de Lobos was one of the first places to be explored by Joao Goncalves Zarco in the 15th century.© Pawel Kazmierczak
Many fishing boats use this port as a departure point to go off in search of, in particular, swordfish.© ? Alamer / age fotostock
The city only spans about 20 mi².© pkazmierczak/123RF
Camara de Lobos is surrounded by vines responsible for producing the famous Madeira wine.© Wies?aw Jarek / 123RF