Welcome to East Coast

Outside Funchal, East Madeira is the island’s most heavily populated area. The ‘second city’ and former capital Machico, Madeira’s main port at Caniçal, and the stilt-walking airport are all at this end of the island. It’s an action-packed area of gliding Boeings and aqua parks, golden sand and stupendous views, all just a short ride […]

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Halfway between Funchal and Santa Cruz, in Caniço de Baixo, you will find one of the island’s beautiful black sand beaches. Travel by cable car or venture on foot.

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