It takes approximately 15-20mins by car.
Set your mileage counter to 00.
00 - As you get on the motorway, follow signs to FUNCHAL. Headlights needed through tunnels.
13.3 - Beautiful view of the bay of Funchal.
14.3 - Come off motorway at Exit 13 Signposted, FUNCHAL (Boa Nova). Turn left into Estrada da Boa Nova.
16.2 - Immediately as you pass a row of shops on your right, including a bakery, some cafés, a small supermarket and a chemist, you will see a Pink House, on the right, with a Palm Tree that seems to grow from its roof, follow the road to the right (sharp bend), just out of the bend take immediate left down (very steep), where you will see a ‘3.5t’ warning sign, to Rua da Rochinha.
16.3 - Go down this very steep road. Take the 3rd turning on the left, Rua São João Bosco. Follow this road right to the end and turn left up the hill to the roundabout. This is Rua Mãe dos Homens. At the roundabout turn left to Travessa Manuel Alexandre, a small street, in between two high walls: a school on the right and Quinta Mãe dos Homens Garden Village on the left side.
Half way along this road, on the right you will see a red wall and at the big green gate, ring the bell on the LEFT.
16.6 - Welcome to Quinta Mãe dos Homens, Garden Village!
Have a good journey and drive safely.