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Paul do Mar

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See the bodyboarding and stand-up surfing. Paul do Mar was one of the venues in 2001 for '''the World Surfing Championships [] '''
See and walk the [] PR19 Caminho Real do Paul do Mar walk up a valley with a waterfall to Prazeres 400 metres above. Start at the harbour. It takes about an hour.
See '''Engenho da Calheta''' a museum and a sugar cane processing factory in the Calheta district of Madeira.
There are two mills for crushing the sugar cane. The waste or bagasse falls down a chute and is removed by a conveyor belt below the mills.
Some of the machinery is 200 years old and steam powered.
Whilst in Paul do Mar village the traditional drinks are the soft drink 'Brisa Maracuja' a fizzy drink made only in Madeira from passion fruit. Passion fruits grow in Paul do Mar. The local lager which has won international awards 'Coral' and of course Portuguese and Madeiran red, white and Rose wines which can generally be bought by the glass or by the bottle with or without a meal. By the way, a 'bica' coffee is a standard expresso and a 'Chinesa' is a Cappucino coffee.
In Paul do Mar there are all types of accommodation from a four star hotel [] to private holiday homes such as Sunny House West.

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