Choupana Hills Resort & Spa: Funchal, Portugal
Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, located on the magnificent island of Madeira in Funchal, Portugal, rests peacefully atop a hill and overlooks a flora wonderland. At Choupana Hills, guests may select form a choice of lovely wooded pillared deluxe rooms, suites or family bungalows, each set within an exotic subtropical gardens. Moreover, Choupana Hills is world renowned for its distinct ability to combine opulence with serenity. Guests may enjoy an unforgettable experience at SPA, with a creatively innovative design, inspired by Madeira's cloud formations, as well as the celebrated Xopana Restaurant, where “local products mix with an exotic touch resulting in a pure fusion of unique flavors; a gift to the world of gastronomy!”
Marta Freitas is Choupana Hills' Reservations Manager. Choupana Hills Resort & Spa is a member of Design Hotels™.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Marta Freitas, Reservations Manager
What is your favorite word to describe Funchal? Picturesque.
What word best reflects the people of Funchal? Friendly.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Funchal? The Harbour – Cais da Pontinha.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Funchal?
Levada Walking (hiking). Queimadas Caldeirão Verde is a very special walk through one of Madeira’s oldest Levadas. Here you can admire beautiful landscapes of the valleys, small craters, waterfalls, sea and mountains.
Levadas are the small canals, irrigation system of Maderia.
The Levada Walks are the walking trails beside the Levadas.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Funchal? The Funchal Jazz Festival. Each July, this festival brings together musicians from Madeira, (a roster of) famous national/international jazz players and groups.
What is your favorite sound or noise in Funchal? The birds, “Bis Bis.”
What is your favorite smell or taste in Funchal?
Eucalyptus tree essential oils are a natural disinfectant and may be toxic in large amounts. Additionally, the oil from Eucalyptus may be used to help relieve congestion.
What drink best reflects Funchal?
Madeira Wine is categorized by a unique winemaking process in which the wine is heated to temperatures as high as 140°F (60°C).
What song or type of music best reflects Funchal?
Folklore – Grupo Folclórico da Camacha.
You can watch the group in Camacha, a small Madeira Village.
If Heaven were Funchal, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome to Heaven’s Garden!!!
Choupana Hills Resort & Spa: Funchal, Portugal • Travessa do Largo da Choupana, Funchal, Portugal • Phone: 800-337-4685 or +351 291 20 60 20