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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. Using our international travel planner, Machico attractions like Ponta de Sao Lourenco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Cliffs are on the east side of Madeira, you can see it from the aircraft. On south side is ocean calm and on the north side (from some points you can see both side at once) really wild. There is parki...  more »
  • We drove from Funchal to the car park at the start of the walk (about 30 minutes) from there the round trip took 2.5 to 3 hours. Lots of stops for photos etc. The path is obvious all the way and while...  more »
  • In one word my experience was beautiful. Looking back at my trip I remember most the idea of taking short walks through the paths of São Lourenço. What made this place special that I could just sit an...  more »
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  • We visited on a local public holiday with good weather. That means parking your car then is a disaster. Nice view over the see and the rock formations. Other than that not really special.
  • Most beautiful views. Starting point for a fabulous hike to the tip of the island.
  • Nice place, but there was very windy. Visited in December.
  • nice walk (3 hours) with a great view.. crowded, bring some water, there's no shop and no toilet =)
  • Absolutely stunning views of the Atlantic. Nice 2 hour trek across 5 Hills to the edge for the island. Would recommend spending the whole day here.