Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava have numerous shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, ATM’s, banks, chemists, petrol stations, health centre and dentists. Riviera Brava is the largest town after Funchal and boasts a large supermarket and two further smaller supermarkets as well as a small fruit market. Ponta do Sol has a smaller convenience supermarket.
We are very close to the neighbouring village Lugar de Baixo, a small hamlet which has beachside cafes and restaurants. But Funchal is approx. a 20 minute drive via the rápida motorway if you require the buzz of city life.