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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  • Lovely 2-3hour hike (there and back) with breathtaking scenes and clean air. Lovely lovely place if you into outdoors. Have visited this both to hike then approached on sea by kayak. Both really reall...  more »
  • Amazing and beautiful tip of the island, where there is only so much unspoiled nature with bumps, cliffs and beautiful colors. 3 hours of walking a bit challenging but it's certainly worth it. Truly unique and exciting experience!
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  • Before our flight scheduled in the morning, visit the sao Lourenço, Ponta located just a15min of the airport. .. We were able to attend the Sunrise of these impressive cliffs. Once Park after the (roundabout) road, from here in a few minutes you find you before these beautiful coasts. Small tricks diverted you a little of the trail to ride along the kill, you'll find small corners to wait indoors if opt you for a Sunrise (around 7:20 March 19). At this time you will come across just some photographer on the lookout for this sunrise, so super quiet then still stroll along these cliffs.
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  • Amazing views and a challenging hike! Be careful, the wind can be fierce at times. Absolutely gorgeous environment. Well worth a visit!
  • Extraordinary place for hiking for circa one, one and half hour (the sign at the beginning shows 3 km). During the way you will have chance to see the ocean and the cliffs from many angles in countless breathtaking sceneries. It's worth to go even you don't like hiking, you can walk just next to the scenery! Take a first bus (SAM) of the day and leave the place three hours later with plenty of magnificent pictures!
  • Great place to go hiking. If you love hiking, this place is a must. It’s about 3 hours to the point and back to your car. The hike can be a bit strenuous with the steep cliffs, but definitely worth it. Make sure to bring proper hiking shoes that don’t slip as there are plenty of loose rocks along the path. There’s almost no shade on this route so a hat and plenty of sunscreen is highly recommended.
  • Excellent view. Hike is not that difficult - about 6km. Take proper clothing and hiking boots.
  • A long great hike, good paths. The views are beautiful along the way to the end. The panorama view is amazing at the end of the hike. Be aware, there is a tiny bit of climbing, it can be crowded and there is almost no shade. So bring enough water and sunscreen.
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