Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Madeira Islands  /  Madeira  /  Machico  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Machico

(4.9/5 based on 1,400+ 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.
Create a full Machico itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Machico

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Machico by other users

9 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Machico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM MALTA May, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Portugal BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ECUADOR December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The climate can be pretty differences with Funchal. When it is cloudy in Funchal is it can be sunny and hot. on the other hand, during winter the weather be colder later in the day. A jacket or a pull with high kol is definitely recommended. There are 2 possibilities to this place to enjoy. A quiet walk to the lookout combined with a picnic by the banks near the parking lot. Or a spicy 3 hour walk to the easternmost tip of Madeira back and forth from over 7 kilometers. Definitely worth it if you like rocks in the rough ocean.
    View original
  • It was excellent to hike there. What you need to bring with you: enough water and food, as there is no place to buy any of this once you leave the parking place. 
  • A very beautiful trail at the eastern cape of Madeira Island. A local bus from Funchal takes you to Baia da Abra, exactly at the starting point of the trail. The trail itself takes about 1,5 hours to ...  more »