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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  • 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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