Ponta do Sol


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Overall average rating.


This neighborhood is very safe.


There is a balanced amount of good restaurants.


Okay cost of living.

Remote work

This neighborhood has a decent amount of places to work outside the house.

Sunny Ponta do Sol on the South Coast is the official nomad village of Madeira with co-living and a coworking space and weekly sunset parties at the most beautiful hotel, Estalagem do Ponta do Sol. Recently, the popular coliving chain, Outsite, has opened its doors in Ponta do Sol.

A winding, narrow street with a craft beer bar, pubs, and restaurants leads to the shore. Try The Small House for craft beers or Steak and Sun for a hearty meal. You can expect a younger crowd in Ponta do Sol and just about everyone ends up at the beach at the end of the day.

Going from Ponta do Sol towards the West, you drive under a waterfall and reach Madalena do Mar, popular with paragliders, and then the hip Paul do Mar which is a good spot for surfers. In Maktub Pub, you get fantastic food and a laid-back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. This is a great starting point for anyone at the beginning of their digital nomad journey because you will have a lot of community support and will never be short on things to do or people to meet.

Malavika Bhattacharya
October 31, 2022
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Malavika is an India-based writer passionate about travel, wildlife, and the outdoors. Follow her travels @malavikab on Instagram.

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