Paul da Serra

Local namePaul da Serra
LocationCalheta, Portugal

Paul da Serra in the municipal county of Ponta do Sol, Madeira, it is the largest and most extensive plateau of Madeira about 24 square kilometres, with an altitude average of about 1,500 metres. Its highest point is the peak pico do Paul at 1,640 metres from where you can admire the length of the entire plateau. On days with good visibility, both the south and north coasts are visible.Paul Sierra is considered the most important area of the islands groundwater recharge, and their planar structure facilitates the infiltration of a significant part of high rainfall year, while slowing the runoff towards the sea.

The ground cover in almost all the Paul da Serra, is composed of underbrush, reminiscent of its former use as grazing site, stressing among other the Feiteira, Highland bent,, broom, the gorse, St. John's wort or pelicão and Thymus micans, an endemic species of Madeira, confined to the central mountain massif.

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Address Caminho Cales e Chada, 9370, Portugal

Coordinates 32°45'27.797" N -17°5'50.349" E

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