The spot we chose to enjoy the sunset , some 40 minutes from Funchal, is the Maktub Surf Bar, in Paul do Mar (Calheta). This is actually a lot more than a bar, being a sort of “state of mind”, a philosophy, a home away from home, where all seek out sharing, the exchange of experiences and knowledge. Maktub is an alternative concept, and has a unique sort of magic, and is the perfect spot for one of the most amazing sunsets in Madeira. Initially thought for surfers and reggae lovers, the Maktub Surf Bar ended up by conquering people from all ages, social strata and religions.

The mojito is the reference drink in this bar, its main aim being to promote a “south destination” feeling that helps the multiple activities developed here. Rum is the house drink, while reggae makes the space’s spirit.


  • Pick up from hotel/lodging
  • Ribeira Brava
  • Ponta do Sol
  • Canhas
  • Off-Road 45 minutos para o Paúl da Serra
  • Jardim do Mar
  • Paúl do Mar
  • Maktub
  • Return to hotel/lodging

  • Duration: 17h00 to 21h00
  • Price per person: 43€
  • Children: until 10 years of age half price
  • Clients should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear
  • Availability: Everyday


  • Appetizers: with fresh cheese from the ISland / Mackerel in Salt
  • Main course – Four Options:
  • 1. Fish (the most requested is fish cooked in salt or slice of tuna)
  • 2. Meat (the most requested is beef filet or lamb)
  • 3. Vegetarian (on request)
  • 4. Vegan (on request)
  • Dessert: Lime mousse
  • Price per person (Dinner): 30€