Casa de Chá


Our House

Casa de Chá walking hostel is located in the heart of Prazeres (engl. "joy") with a view of the historic church of Prazeres and the surrounding mountains. The hostel has been tailored to the needs of guests with a penchant for hiking. For example, there is a separate shoeshine station.

Solo travelers are warmly welcome and will, if desired, quickly come into contact with other guests, not at least during breakfast.

Casa de Cha - walking hostel Madeira

A privileged location in Prazeres

Prazeres is located in the southwest of Madeira and is considered one of the most beautiful villages on the island, mainly because of the beautiful surroundings of green valleys, wooded mountains, slopes and the cliffs with the pebble beaches.
How to find Casa de Chá
  • On the expressway/motorway (via Rapida VR1) via Funchal to Ribeira Brava (end of VR1, roundabout, 1st exit to Ribeira Brava).
  • At the 2nd roundabout, take the direction of Ponta do Sol (through the tunnel)..
  • From there always take the path through the tunnels to Calheta..
  • At the Calheta roundabout, head towards Prazeres until the Prazeres center exit..

Comfortable Rooms

  • Double room with private bathroom - between € 64 and € 80 p.night, depending on season and avaibility
  • Double room with private bathroom, single use, between € 60 and € 70 p.night, depending on season and avaibility
  • Each room also has its own small garden with terrace
  • The rooms have a size of approx. 22m2 each plus approx. 4,5 m2 terrace and garden share of 18m2


Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the form of a buffet. The kitchen offers homemade breads and croissants, jams made by local farmers and freshly squeezed orange juice.
There are also various types of sausage and cheese, cereals and seasonal fruits, etc.
The breakfast buffet includes fresh bread and pastries, fresh fruit, jams, sausage, cheese and eggs, all of which are from local farmers.

Depending on the season, snacks and dishes, especially home cooking, are available if ordered in advance


  • Hiking

A Levada hike can be started directly from the house. The section to Calheta is about 14 km long and is ideal for a day trip. The levada leads again and again through eucalyptus forests, so that one also speaks of the "eucalyptus levada". The comfortable, mostly shady path is varied and entertaining due to the lush vegetation. Overall, this levada has a length of 50 km.
  • Mountain biking

Prazeres and the surrounding area is also very popular with cyclists, especially mountain bikers. In particular, the "Blackline Prazeres" and the "Redline Prazeres" are well known to ambitious athletes (
  • Excursions

Of course, Prazeres can also be used as a base for exploring the beautiful island of Madeira. The beach of Calheta, where there are also various shops, can be reached in just a few minutes. Regarding a rental car or the possibilities of using public transport, we will be happy to help you.
  • Dolphin and whale watching

Calheta, just a few kilometers away, offers dolphin and whale watching boat tours that are not to be missed.


In the village there is everything you need. A supermarket is within walking distance. There are also cozy restaurants that can be reached in a few minutes, where typical Portuguese and Madeiran specialties are offered.
Most of the restaurants are frequented by locals, which is an unmistakable sign of quality.

The Quinta Pedagógica dos Prazeres, ( ), which can be reached in just a few minutes on foot from our house, was founded on October 1st, 2000 and is a project for education, socio-cultural development and rural development.

The aim is to preserve regional plants and traditional recipes by transforming the fruits and herbs into products such as cider, apple cider vinegar, liqueurs, jams, dried foods, preserves, wholemeal flour, herbs or infusions, the quality of which is universally recognized by consumers as well by national and international institutions.
Handmade and natural products, based on local tradition and identity but with an innovative character.

It has a farm with animals, orchards, herb gardens, a small botanical garden, a herbarium and a museum center, this one with the bequest of the naturalist P. Manuel de Nóbrega, and an art gallery (Galeria dos Prazeres).
The Quinta is a popular destination for families with children. Small church festivals with auctions of the most beautiful roosters in town bring in some money for the upkeep of the small zoo.

Almost everything that is needed for the preparation of food is produced in Madeira. Eggs, meat, milk, fruit, vegetables, etc. come exclusively from farmers on the island. Only spices are bought from import
Casa de Chá Walking Hostel Madeira
We are the ideal walking hostel for hiking enthusiasts in both summer and winter.
Discover Madeira island with us.


  • Caminho Lombo Da Rocha N° 178
  • Calheta
  • 9370-612 Prazeres


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