Ponta do Sao Laurenço

The first walk we are making is located just north of the airport, on the peninsula in the far north east of Madeira. You drive to it via Machico Caniçal, as far as the road permits. At the end of the road you leave the car behind and go on foot. The full walk goes to Ponta do Furado and takes 3 to 4 hours. We restrict ourselves to the first part, which in itself is quite spectacular and offers a beautiful view of the volcanic origin of the island.

The following pictures speak for themselves.

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is a small town located near Ponta do Sao Laurenço. Around the central square you will find some nice restaurants. Visit the Sao Roque chapel. The painted glass tiles show some scenes from the life of the Saint-Roch (16th century). You can also walk to the "Camões Pequeno", with a beautiful view point or to the top of the "Pico do Facho".


Until 1981 the center of the whale industry in Madeira. You can visit the Whale Museum (Museu da Baleia).