There are several places to visit in Madeira Island that will make your stay unforgettable. This is a region with several tourist attractions in different areas of the island and therefore attracts visitors from all over the world. Throughout this article you will get to know the various attractions of the City of Funchal, the well-known natural pools of Porto Moniz, Cabo Girão, where you can enjoy a magnificent view, the beauty of Pico do Areeiro and Ponta de São Lourenço. from a breathtaking and unique view.
Come see the various places that you can visit in Madeira Island to get to know this lovely area that has much to offer its visitors and also, residents.
Five places you must visit in Madeira Island
The City of Funchal has several beautiful places that you must visit on your next visit to the region. It is in this city that you can find several bathing complexes and beaches, such as Praia Formosa, which is a beach with a strong historical context for Funchal, divided into four beaches of sand and pebble, and it is the only public beach that runs through a promenade joins two cities, Funchal and Câmara de Lobos.
In addition to these attractions, you can visit good restaurants in this region, which offer typical Madeiran dishes, such as “espetada” of cow meat in laurel stick and bolo do caco with butter and garlic, among others, which will provide you with a unique gastronomic experience. You can also visit some museums and learn a little more about Madeiran culture, such as the Museum of Sacred Art in Funchal, one of the oldest and best-preserved museums in Funchal, which has collections of painting, sculpture, goldsmithery and vestments. This is a charming city with a lot to offer its visitors.
Porto Moniz natural pools
The natural pools of Porto Moniz are located in Porto Moniz and are pools formed by volcanic lava, where the sea naturally enters, bringing crystal clear and clean water to this pools. This space has an area of 3,800 m², which also includes a swimming pool for children, a playground and access for the disabled.
In addition, the beach has a car park, changing rooms and changing rooms with lockers, a snack bar open in the summer season, first aid, sun loungers and umbrellas for hire. These pools attract several tourists to this county throughout the year, to enjoy and enjoy relaxing moments and take advantage of the mild climate that is felt throughout most of the year.
Cabo Girão is a great attraction of Madeira Island, attracting many tourists to the place, to observe the magnificent view over the Rancho and Cabo Girão fajãs, as well as panoramic views over the ocean and the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. The Cabo Girão viewpoint is located on the highest promontory in Europe, at an altitude of about 280m and, after some renovation works, a suspended glass platform was built, making it a privileged place for visitors, as they can observe a beautiful view over small areas.
Cabo Girão is a must-visit place, as it offers you a unique landscape. Being a favourable place to practice paragliding optical and base- jumping, and giving you another reason to visit this place.
Pico do Areeiro
Pico do Areeiro is a popular tourist attraction. In this place you will find a viewpoint, situated at an altitude of 1818 meters, offering a wonderful view over the central area of Madeira Island. This viewpoint is located on the second highest peak in Madeira Island, allowing you to observe the magnificent landscapes of the region.
Since this part of the island has a beautiful panoramic view over the region, it is the perfect place to take the designated walking route, Vereda do Areeiro, in which you will pass through some tunnels, steep slopes and unforgettable landscape. Along this route, you will find several caves, several species of birds, in which the Canary, Corre-caminhos, Andorinha-da-serra, among others, stand out. This part of the island is enchanting and you will find that it will bring you unique memories.
Ponta de São Lourenço
Ponta de São Lourenço is a peninsula that forms the eastern end of Madeira Island. In this area of the island, you can take a walking route, called Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço, with a distance of about 4km and a duration of approximately two and a half hours. In addition, the path is in good condition allowing you to walk calmly and also allows you to observe beautiful landscapes from the eastern tip of the island.
Along the footpath at Ponta de São Lourenço, you can find several rare and endemic plants. Of the various species of plants identified, thirty-one are unique to the island and, in terms of fauna, one of the largest colonies of seagulls in the region stands out, which you can see during this route. In addition, you can also find a species of terrestrial reptile, the lizard, which is the only terrestrial reptile on the island and is very abundant in this area. In addition to the species that you can see, at the end of the hiking trail, you can dive at the Sardinha pier, while observing from a distance, the Desertas Islands to the south and the Porto Santo Islands to the north.
These are 5 of the many places to visit in Madeira Island
Take advantage of your next vacation to visit Madeira Island and get to know the various attractions presented, appreciating and enjoying the beautiful landscapes that characterize this region, as well as the unmistakable local cuisine, the typical Madeiran levadas and the beaches and bathing complexes, a the island’s subtropical climate allows you to go to the beach at various times of the year. In addition, try to enjoy all the other tourist attractions that make this region unforgettable.