Estalagem Encumeada is located in the heart of the Laurissilva forest which has been recently recognised by UNESCO as a natural world heritage site. It is situated on one of the most beautiful slopes of the Ribeira Brava valley at an altitude of 950 metres. This area finds favour for the beauty of its green landscape and its accessibility to walks along the typical levadas which carry water to irrigate agricultural land and connect to other tourist attractions on the island. Guests will be able to enjoy a tranquil holiday close to nature in maximum comfort. The hotel is roughly 8 km from the town of Ribeira Brava and 42 km from Madeira International Airport. All rooms are comfortable and equipped with an en-suite bathroom central heating a direct dial telephone satellite TV and a balcony with beautiful views over the valley. The hotel is set amongst the evergreen mountains which contrast with the deep rock valley of Serra d'Água and overlooks the south west coast of Madeira Island. It comprises a total of 50 rooms and facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception a restaurant and a TV room. A wide range of activities are also offered including trekking and levada walks.