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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GuillaumeannelaureAugust 19, 2017
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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.
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