Time goes by almost without notice, and as we don’t want to regret not having planed our visit to Madeira, we continue our tour of this magnificent and amazing island.
The fourth day we can go to Camara de Lobos, and spend the morning walking in the middle of this picturesque fishing village. At noon you can have a meal at any of the many typical restaurants in the area, in many cases the local fish dishes are a real delight.
Early in the afternoon you have to see the viewpoint of Cabo Girao, an imposing cliff that rises 580 metres above sea level and ends at the edge of a huge beach. In the viewpoint you can enjoy a unique view of the sea, the village and the mountains. It is built as an extension of the mountain and it has a glass floor that will amaze you when you step on it and see the emptiness under your feet.
On our fifth day we will continue our journey to Ribeira Brava, but before we will stop at Ponta do Sol. There you can stroll amid the sugarcane crops and swim in its beautiful beaches. We propose eating in the village and visit the historic centre before returning to the car and continue our journey through Madeira.
In the afternoon we arrive at Ribeira Brava and we will visit its botanical gardens that will allow us to discover the lush flora of Madeira, trees and exotic plants we have probably never seen before. A little walk through the centre of Ribeira Brava before nightfall and then we'll have some good food for diner to taste Madeira.
There are lots to see in Funchal, that is why we will spend our last two days of vacation there to see the different parts of the city and its attractions.
We recommend you to see Monte Palace Tropical Garden, a true natural refuge in an incredible environment. With more than 70,000 square metres, it is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. The sub tropical climate allows an amazing biodiversity, so the botanical garden is bursting with life.
After this visit we will go to the viewpoint Das Neves to have a complete view of the city. We recommend you to go at dusk, as the sun sets in the horizon, between the mountains and the sea, you will enjoy a unique moment in your visit to Madeira. Do not forget to watch this viewpoint, it will give you one of the best pictures of the island.
Next day we will go to see the dolphins and wales by boat from the port of Funchal, this is a trip worth doing, and it is almost guaranteed the sighting of large cetaceans. In the evening a quiet walk around the port of Funchal and its promenade will put an end to a seven days visit to one of the jewels of the Portuguese empire, its precious and incomparable Madeira island.
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Camara de Lobos
Mirador das Neves
Monte Palace Tropical