The northern side of the island is wild, with steep mountains providing strong background to the scenery road. S. Vicente is the easiest access either eastbound or westbound, usually functioning as the starting point to two alternative circuits. I did it westbound... twice, which means that I will probably return to S. Vicente to complete the...more
Ponta delgada is a very small village in Sao Vicente area. You can still find great manor houses and farms from English families that once lived there. This area was known by its wealth and influence in the north of the Island. Today Ponta Delgada is like a small resort. Small hotel units, and a brand new swimming complex next to the sea.more
The village of Boaventura, situated in the high mountains of Sao Vicente, is characterized by surprising valleys, torn for some water courses, surrounded by varied flora species of the Laurissilva Forest. This village also has many viewpoints that allows you to observe the magnificent landscapes of the north.more
The Volcanism Centre is located in São Vicente, sitting at the end of the valley where the formation of the island started.This centre manages to convey culture and education in a very entertaining way by providing the visitors with audiovisual demonstrations of volcanic eruptions and the birth of an island. Here, you can also visit São Vicente’s...more
Sao Vicente is a small village. But every space is unique. Take your time to relax at a local cafe or just enjoy the breeze of the sea! You wont find many tourist here, only locals come to this village. The tourists only visit the caves next to the village but don't explore it! Do it yourself! ;)more
Sao Vicente is a village full of enchantments. Its old estudios of photograph, its gardens, the steps of the streets in basalt that take you to know the most genuine village in Madeira. But Sao Vicente is not only old things, today new cafes and shops come across the small river bay that flows in the village.more
This chapel built like a niche in a basalt block in 1694 by Inácio de Sousa, helped by the charity of the devoted, is situated at a river mouth.According to records, this chapel was erected on the same spot where the saint is said to have appeared. It's the icon of the Sao Vicente village.more
The Sao Vicente Caves are located on the left side of Sao Vicente's riverside, on a place called Pe de Passo.Of volcanic origin, they are composed by a series of lava tubes, resulting of an eruption that happened 400 thousand years ago. This complex of "volcanic tunnels" presents a development of over 1000 m, and so far it's the biggest in Madeira...more
Thanks to Madeira Island’s modern road network, the northern coast is about 30 minutes away from...more
The House “Casa da Piedade” gets its name from the lady that last lived in it. It was built in the...more
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In my first visit to S. Vicente I had a good fish meal in a restaurant very well located - right on the beach - whose name I couldn´t retain.
In my second visit I didn't eat there, but tried to identify it, and the only thing that I found was a reference to the hotel 200 meters distant. Will it be part of the complex?
Once upon a time, a very rich man, ordered to built a church in the top of a mountain to marry his love. His love died before the church being concluded. The tower allready built and still remains in that mountain.
Legend or not, the tower is still there.
Sao Vicente, located on the north side of the island, boasts excellent conditions for surf lovers, due to the sea always being rougher in this area. Opened in September 2004, São Vicente’s bathing complex now includes a series of support facilities for water sports, along with a restaurant and bar, sundeck and a 620 metres long (2,034 ft) promenade that connects Varadouro with Baia dos Juncos.
Well, Sao Vicente has changed since the last 5 years. Today it holds the biggest garden in the Island. New bars, shops and a new tourist centre. The best way to know the place is driving around. Take the small roads that lead to the north and find yourself in the middle of the forest.
More information at: http://www.svicente.com