Madeira’s sumptuous and varied landscape make the island a real paradise. Its volcanic origins are the reason for a diversity of sights that delight people from all over the world. Get ready to experience different types of landscapes and climates from one municipality to another.
The archipelago of Madeira, whose capital is Funchal, is divided into municipalities. On the East Coast, the main municipalities are Machico and Santa Cruz - where the tourist hub of Caniço is located. In these places, scuba diving and snorkeling in the clear waters is popular, especially in Caniço, with its natural reserves. On the other hand, the West Coast hosts the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos, a small fishing village, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, and Calheta, where fine beaches can be found. The North Coast includes Porto Moniz, known for its natural pools, São Vicente, and Santana. One must also highlight the magnificent island of Porto Santo, with its 9 kilometer-long sand beach.