Porto Santo Island

The sparsely populated island of Porto Santo lies 40 km northeast of the Madeira island. Quiet during most part of the year, it is the perfect place for those seeking an escape from the busy Funchal. The island offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing. Much less […]

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Pico do Areeiro & Pico Ruivo

A drive to Pico do Areeiro, the island’s third-highest point, will provide visitors with a magnificent landscape of the central ridge and its peaks. The trail connecting Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo is one of the most scenic, but also very challenging. For a less strenuous hike, follow the footpath starting at Achada do […]

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Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful views on the north coast of the Island, Seixal has natural ocean-fed pools perfect for diving. Also found here is one of the few black sand beaches on the island.

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São Vicente Caves

At the North of the Island, across the central ridge, lies São Vicente. This town has spectacular volcanic caves, where you can explore otherworldly geological wonders, including lava tubes.

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Ponta do Sol

Located 18 km from Funchal, Ponta do Sol is home to one of the best preserved historical centres on Madeira. Cais da Ponta do Sol and Ponte do Caminho Real, two platforms over the sea, are a must-see for any visitor.

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