Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Machico

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Green cliffs, red stone chasms, and sharp rocks protruding from the ocean foam make Ponta de Sao Lourenco a wonder that is virtually free from human influence. The area overlooks the north and south parts of the island, and on particularly clear days you can see Porto Santo in the distance. Follow a wooden boardwalk along the ridge over secluded beaches, ocean grottos, and volcanic cliffs. You'll cross valleys lined with palm trees and reach heights of 200 m (650 ft), where only the air separates you from the ocean surface. Bring plenty of water. Put Ponta de Sao Lourenco into our Machico online driving holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Machico.
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  • Ballad of 3 hours to the highest summits of the place. Beautiful ocean views of cliffs, the city... A lot of steps and a little difficult passages. Wear good shoes and drink (no on-site refuelling point).
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  • At the tip of the island, departure from a crowded parking lot. It's crowded on the way but worth it. Very well laid out, a bit of uneven but planks and stairs make the very accessible, even family ride. The landscape becomes gradually desert and we admire sheer cliffs in the turns, it is superb! Very different from the other landscapes of the island, worth a visit even if you do not have the ride to the end. We had planned to dive fuck, not ideal because he has few places sheltered from the wind. Leave hat and sunscreen as freshness due to the proximity of the sea is misleading.
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  • We leave from Funchalk beautiful weather we got into place and you rain clouds cold and very strong wind. I recommend on the last roundabout, bounce on the vantage point. Vision we combine North with the South. BA even on foot 10-15 min.
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  • Stunning viewpoint! The 360 degree panorama leaves you speechless! Must see! It could be a tough walk for some, just make sure you have plenty of water in your bag and good shoes on your feet! Quite rocky paths! The exhaustion is worthwhile! Enjoy!
  • Long and exhausting walk, however it is worth every step. Beautiful place and stunning wievs. Only nature can create something so perfect.
  • This is certainly our favorite spot/walk on Madeira island. With each step there was a totally new world... Beautiful rocks, reefs, views... Definitely must see!
  • The view is excellent, really breathtaking. But not much else close (just an ice-cream truck) so no possibilities for taking a break. But what a view! Really worth the drive there.
  • Fabulous walk where you can see amazing views as well as alot of the volcanic rock formations of the island. Every corner you turned there was another breathtaking view. The terrain undulates alot and there are a lot of areas where stairs of paths have worn away so would strongly recommend good footwear (i.e. walking boots or sturdy trainers). Walk took us about 3 hours and we are quick walkers so I would recommend schduling half a day for this activity. Also there are no facilities so make sure you prepare and take water and food with you when you go as it is a long walk.

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