Calheta also serves as a starting point for various mountain walks, with levadas in abundance. The future golf course in Calheta and a second marina complex in Ponta do Sol are added attractions.
All services are available in the area, including supermarkets, shops, banks, medical services, post office, schools, hotels, etc. The "Quinta das Mudas" cultural center has proven to be another great asset, presenting world class art events and congresses.
The motorway provides easy access to Funchal (35 min.), the airport (50 min.) and site for the new 18-hole golf course in Ponta do Pargo (15 min.).