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Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Machico
(4.9/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Machico attractions like Ponta de Sao Lourenco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • a nice walk with lots of stairs, beautiful views of the cliffs as the weather with it. Good condition and good shoes are a must, especially if you want to point all the way to the end.
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  • Hike with beautiful views over the rugged coastline on the eastern tip of Madeira. Mostly barren volcanic rocks with different stone coloring. The many lizards on the stone benches of some viewpoints are unusual. Casa las Sardinas is well suited for resting, but offers neither meals nor sanitary facilities.
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  • We had a great walk at this stunning location. You get the bus to the Baia D'Abra car park and the walk starts there. It is quite magnificent, with spectacular views throughout the 4 hours or so that ...  more »