The small town of Santa Cruz lies on the southeast coast of Madeira. Retaining the relaxed feel of its fishing roots it has plenty of activities along its coastline as well as picturesque views. It offers a lido and waterpark for some splashy fun and a rich history to explore on your holidays to Portugal.
If you're considering holidays to Madeira, then a trip to Calheta comes highly recommended. This small village boasts two sandy beaches and a surprising number of local attractions. Everyone's bound to have a great time on holidays to Calheta, whether checking out modern art is your thing, or whether it's sipping on local rum or hiking the trails that surround the town.
Nestled in the north of Madeira is the traditional town of Santana. With captivating hiking trails on one side and the glinting allure of the Atlantic on the other, Santana is the best of both worlds where guests can indulge in refreshing afternoon dips or long, enchanting walks through untouched nature on their Santana holiday. Oozing with rustic charm, this town is a picturesque step back from the hustle and bustle of central Madeira and offers guests a peaceful taste of coastal life.
Ponta Do Sol
With more hours of sunshine than anywhere else on Madeira, a holiday to Ponta do Sol gives you sun, surf and bags of style. Just 40 minutes from Madeira airport is this 500-year-old village, nestled among banana and sugar plantations, in a steep ravine. At the bottom sits a small port and harbour. A smattering of boutique hotels and stylish restaurants mingle with terracotta-roofed houses climbing up the hillside, giving the place an exclusive, chic feel. The best Madeira has to offer is right on your doorstep here, from the mountainous volcanic terrain to show-stopping black beaches accessible by boat.
The capital of Madeira is nestled on the island's south coast, and is a lively and picturesque place to enjoy your holiday. It has a top dining and bar scene, a marina and pebbled beach plus you can take the cable car up to Monte for stunning vistas.
Canico De Baixo
Impressive scenery is a given during holidays to Madeira, and the south eastern region of Canico de Baixo is set within some of the most beautiful landscapes on the island. It's a relaxing destination, mainly based around the water, with spas, lidos and watersports opportunities.
Stumbling distance from the black volcanic sands of Madeira's largest sand beach, and within easy reach of saltwater swimming pools and natural parks, Canical sits in prime location for a host of holiday activities. Enjoy stunning coastal vistas or take a trip to the whaling museum during your stay.