Welcome

to the official tourism website of Machico

Discover Machico

The Municipality of Machico is perhaps one of the most naturally diverse parts of the Island. The five parishes that form the county combine the energy needed for your holiday or business trip.

Explore each corner of the Eastern tip of the Island and discover the treasures Machico has to offer.

Caniçal

Area: 11.46 km²
Inhabitants: 3924
Population density: 339.7 hab/km²
Elevated to a town in 1994
Points of Interest
  • Madeira International Business Centre
  • Whale Museum
  • Prainha
  • Ponta de São Lourenço
Machico

Area: 17.41 km²
Inhabitants: 11 256
Population density: 686.2 hab/km²
Categorised as a City
Points of Interest
  • Beach
  • Parish Church
  • Pico do Facho Viewpoint
  • Fórum Machico
Água de Pena

Area: 5.08 km²
Inabitants: 2 434
Population density: 472.6 hab/km²
Points of Interest
  • Água de Pena Sports Complex
  • Madeira Airport
Santo António da Serra

Area: 8.65 km²
Inhabitants: 1 617
Population density: 186.94 hab/km²
Overlooks Machico and Santa Cruz
Points of Interest
  • Quinta do Santo da Serra
  • Golf Course
  • Cider tasting
Porto da Cruz

Area: 25.13 km²
Inhabitants: 2 597
Population density: 111.1 hab/km²
Elevated to a town on 2nd of August 1996
Points of Interest
  • Trail Zone
  • Porto da Cruz Sugar Cane Mill
  • Surf at Alagoa Beach
Traditions and living history!

In 1419, the Portuguese navigators disembarked on the beach in the stunning bay of Machico. Since then, Machico has been a place of culture, history and tradition.

Discover the foundations of Madeira's history, live our traditions, take part in our celebrations and visit some of the most historic landmarks on the Island.

Machico, a land of history and tradition!

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Igreja Matriz

Nossa Senhora da Conceição

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Capela da Piedade

A must see procession

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Whale Museum

The history of a people and their connection to the Sea

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Mercado Quinhentista

Traditions that mark history...

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Senhor dos Milagres

Discover the story behind the chapel.

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Tristão Vaz Teixeira

An homage to the explorer

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Parish Church

Nossa Senhora da Conceição

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Capela da Piedade

A must see procession

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Whale Museum

The history of a people and their connection to the Sea

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Mercado Quinhentista

Traditions that mark history...

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Senhor dos Milagres

Discover the story behind the chapel.

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Tristão Vaz Teixeira

An homage to the explorer

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Leisure, Nature and Adventure

Nature makes up a significant part of the municipality of Machico and is an integral part of almost every activity.

Experience some of the outdoor activities we have to offer. Let yourself be led, interact with nature and experience the unique activities we have for you.

Here are some tips...

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Walks

More than 200Km of trails to explore

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Mountain Biking

Nature and adventure on two wheels

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Trail Running

Discover our training courses and put your skills to the test

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Paragliding

A bird's-eye view of the East coast

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Beaches

Discover our beaches

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Surf

The rolling waves of Maiata and Alagoa

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Must-sees...

Explore and discover some of the most treasured parts of Machico.

Whether you are with your family, looking for adventure, on business, on a scientific expedition or simply sightseeing…

...there are moments and experiences you cannot miss!

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Laurissilva

Considered a natural heritage site by UNESCO. Find out why...

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Ecosites

The geological museum of the Island.

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Rum tasting

The main ingredient in the regional Poncha!

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Golf Santo da Serra

The perfect Hole In One!

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Food

Where skill and fresh ingredients make a difference.

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Quinta da Junta

An ideal place for a family picnic

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Ponta de São Lourenço

One of the most emblematic walks in Madeira

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Bay of Machico

A place marked by history.

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