Machico Travel Guide

  • Machico
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  • Machico
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  • Machico
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Machico Things to Do

  • Surfing in Porto da Cruz

    You can learn to surf in Porto da Cruz black sanded beaches like Praia da Lagoa or Maiata.If you want, you can also rent surf and bodyboard gear.Check out the Surf School of Surf Clube da Madeira (Escola de Surf da madeira)surfclubedamadeira.blogspot.com

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  • Porto da Cruz

    Porto da Cruz is situated by the sea and belongs to Machico. A view of the majestic Penha de Águia, an imposing rock which separates this village from Faial. From its top, at 590 m, the most beautiful panoramas can be enjoyed.

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  • Santo da Serra

    Following the road from Funchal through Camacha you will encounter a small village called Santo da Serra. This is the home of the former Blandy Park. The paths are lined with wonderfull blooming Camelias.The park has a small variety of animals including Deer, horses, goats and even a kangaroo has been sighted. Weekends are a good time to visit the...

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  • Ponta de Sao Lourenco

    Ponta de Sao Lourenco is one of the last untouched places on earth. Located on the easterly side of the island, this is the place where hills, sea and nature get combined in one of the most fabulous results of mother’s nature masterpiece.You can climb onto the mountains and see very little evidence of mans changes to the island. There are excellent...

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  • Canical

    Canical is a little fishing parish with a rich religious tradition and it’s the oldest of Madeira Island.On the third weekend of September fishermen go out to the sea in the procession of Nossa Senhora da Piedade. This happens at the same time as the famous 'Fair of Our Lady of Mercy'.On the Saturday, decorated boats sail around in the Caniçal bay,...

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  • Pico do Facho Viewpoint

    North of Machico, just before arriving to the tunnel leading to Ponta de Sao Lourenco, there is a road up to Pico do Facho. The place offers a panoramic view over the Machico valley and the peaks at the centre of the island, including Sao Lourenco.

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  • Machico beach

    Located near the Airport, the beautiful bay of Machico has a wonderful beach and facilities for both swimming and sunbathing.Also a pebbly beach, as almost all the beaches in Madeira Island, this beach is very popular with the locals, being quite busy at weekends.Children have two swimming pools at their disposal.Besides the restaurant and bar...

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  • Prainha beach

    Prainha is located near the beautiful Ponta de São Lourenço. This wonderful small beach made of black sand, seems to counteract with the reality of the pebbly beaches spread all over the island. Also very peculiar is the surrounding landscape. Away from the greens that we are used to, you’ll find an arid landscape, painted in yellow, brown and...

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  • Solar do Ribeirinho

    It was built by captain Matias de Mendonça and Vasconcelos. It has this denomination due to existence of a river that passed in front. The solar was built in the ends of XVII century, beginnings of XVIII century, currently belong of the City council. The facade is of linear composition, great simplicity and sobriety, with basalt doors and windows.

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  • The discover place

    It is placed east of the bay of Machico the place where they had disembarked, in 1419, Tristao Vaz and Joao Goncalves Zarco, the discovers of the island. The boat tryed to land to make the recognition of the discovered place, they attemped to disembark first in the beach. Due to the dense forest they disembarked in a rock easily, for being a...

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  • Capela dos Milagres

    Initially called Chapel of Christ, it was the first temple to be constructed by the discovers who, when arriving, had promised to raise a chapel to Christ Crucificado. Later, the Chapel was called the Mercy.

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  • The fortress

    It was constructed in 1706, to defend the population of the pirats who stolen and maltreated who tried to resist to them. It has a triangular format with one of its angles directed toward the ocean. In the height of its construction, the sea came until it, remembering a boat to tear the waves. Its first captain was Francisco Dias Franco.

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Machico Hotels

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  • White Waters Hotel

    Situated right in the heart of Machico, a stone's throw from the beach this hotel is excellent. I've...

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  • Hotel do Santo

    Sitio Dos Casais Proximos, Machico, Madeira, 9200-160, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Dom Pedro Baia Hotel

    ESTRADA DE SAO ROQUE, Machico, MA 9200

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Machico Restaurants

  • Great Views, OK Food

    Set in a huge, cavernous restaurant, this place is a fairly new addition to town. As it's up in the hills inland, you really need to get a lift or take a taxi there. Their selling point is certainly the great views that you get over town all the way to the sea. We ate here at night and it was lovely. The setting would almost be romantic if the...

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  • Restaurante Residencial O Facho

    A very poor choice this. It's advertised as a Pizzaria, but when we walked in, one look at the pizzas (and accompanying faces of disappointment) at a neighbouring table made me go for some different. We really only tried this place as Machico is relatively small and you do start to run out of options after a few days if you don't want to eat at the...

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    6 Hotels in Machico

Machico Transportation

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    by salinhopt Written Mar 28, 2004

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    The best way to go to Machico city is by bus or car. If you chose the bus then SAM is your BUS company - the green buses. You can take the BUS at Funchal city center. The ticket to Machico is around 2 euros by now.

    Machico - SAM bus

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Machico Sports & Outdoors

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    by salinhopt Written Dec 8, 2003

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    "Una Clubhouse muy bonita" was the expression used by Severiano Ballesteros in 2001 when he took part of the Madeira Island Open.

    In fact, a new and highly comfortable Clubhouse, built in 2000, offers an excellent extra support to the course.

    Its spectacular views over the valleys, mountains, nearby islands as well as the best of Madeira's dramatic coastline make its location enviable.

    The Restaurant offers an exquisite taste of both international and traditional portuguese cuisine together with the terrace's unforgettable surroundings.

    Machico - Santo da Serra Golf

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Machico Favorites

  • Casa do Sardinha

    The Casa do sardinha or "Sardine House" is a rest place for walkers. You'll find some shadow, water to drink and toilets. This house has many interesting stories.

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  • Nossa Senhora da Piedade Chapel

    Sunday is the day of 'Nossa Senhora da Piedade'. Locals still have a procession to this chapel taking Our Lady of Mercy through the park.

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  • Looking back

    Ponta de São Lourenço's vegetation is very special and unique within Macronesia, not because it's unchanged, but for the presence of important groups that are virtually confined to this area. Apart from the rich vegetation, this reserve is home to many bird species and even sea lions that can occasionally be seen. The northern and southern coasts...

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