Riu Palace Madeira Hotel

Welcome to elegance, opulence and relaxation. Riu Palace Madeira Hotel is two kilometres from the centre of Caniço de Baixo, allowing for quiet days spent beside two large pools and soaking up the Madeiran sun on the generous terrace. Children have a playground to run in and a splash pool for keeping cool. Grown-ups can burn energy at the fitness centre or relax in the spa. At the end of the day, sip a cocktail on one of the many sea-facing balconies and look forward to a three-course dinner in one of the two restaurants. Choose from seafood, international favourites and local specialities.

Overview of Canico de Baixo, Madeira, Portugal

Madeira belongs to a collection of small islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa. Its climate is hot and sunny, the scenery is spectacular, and the coastal towns and resorts are an irresistible mix of Portuguese culture, cuisine and a laid-back lifestyle. The attractive town of Caniço de Baixo lies on the southeastern coast, surrounded by green coastal scenery, swimming pools, water sports and gardens. Riu Palace Madeira Hotel is a glamorous base to explore Madeira and enjoy a unique twist on your next holiday to Portugal.

Things to do in Canico de Baixo, Madeira, Portugal

Caniço de Baixo is one of Madeira’s best resorts for exploring the ocean. Follow the promenade – Reis Magos – along the waterfront, as far as the town centre and natural harbour. From here or from the marina in Funchal, try your hand at snorkelling, diving and kayaking or take a boat trip to explore the coast and marine life. Riu Palace Madeira Hotel runs a free bus service to Funchal for guests. It’s at least half an hour west of Caniço de Baixo but well-worth the trip. Visit the busy harbour, famous botanical gardens, cathedral and much-loved Madeira wine cellars.

Resort Summary

Canico de Baixo, also just known as Canico, is a melding together of the old village of Canico, and its newer neighbour, Baixo that mainly comprises of All Inclusive Madeiran hotels and holiday complexes. Access to the sea is via a hilly walk, but there’s a cable car to ease the journey during the peak summer months. As you make the descent, you’re in for a visual treat, and sitting on the pebbly beach gazing out to sea is just as stunning.