SOCALCO NATURE CALHETA was born under the responsibility of the renowned Madeiran Chef, Octávio Freitas, and it is the materialization of an old and now matured dream.
The goal is to bring to the tourist the regional experience in addition to a differentiated accommodation experience.
All the surroundings and the wealth of gastronomic experiences of Madeira Island, in its more pure and real state: close to nature, harvesting and cooking what the land gives us. From cooking classes to wine tasting, going on picnics and gastronomic tours, the available experiences are diverse and the common denominator is always to ally a pleasant activity to a gastronomic and memorable experience.
SOCALCO NATURE CALHETA combine rural tourism, gastronomic workshops and farming in a single experience. Guests are in contact with nature and put their hands on experiences. Whether in a cooking class with the chef, gastronomic tours, wine days or on farm tasks - preparing jams and making bread - every day can be surprising. The plants, the flowers, the fruits trees, water courses, caves and stunning sea views make your stay in Socalco an unforgettable experience.
The city of Calheta, located west of Madeira Island, distinguished by its beaches, combined with landscapes and breathtaking mountains. The nature, "levadas" walks and the pleasant temperature makes this location one of the most visited of Madeira Island.
8 houses (suites) and 10 sea view rooms.
All 8 houses are different - Some on top of socalcos, some inside a cave, some close to streams and all of them in harmony with the surrounding nature. The decor is minimalist not to compete with the generous views over the Atlantic Ocean.