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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  • Ballad of 3 hours to the highest summits of the place. Beautiful ocean views of cliffs, the city... A lot of steps and a little difficult passages. Wear good shoes and drink (no on-site refuelling point).
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  • At the tip of the island, departure from a crowded parking lot. It's crowded on the way but worth it. Very well laid out, a bit of uneven but planks and stairs make the very accessible, even family ride. The landscape becomes gradually desert and we admire sheer cliffs in the turns, it is superb! Very different from the other landscapes of the island, worth a visit even if you do not have the ride to the end. We had planned to dive fuck, not ideal because he has few places sheltered from the wind. Leave hat and sunscreen as freshness due to the proximity of the sea is misleading.
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  • We leave from Funchalk beautiful weather we got into place and you rain clouds cold and very strong wind. I recommend on the last roundabout, bounce on the vantage point. Vision we combine North with the South. BA even on foot 10-15 min.
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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.

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