Explore Machico holidays 2019 / 2020
Located in the southeast of Madeira, Machico is a pleasant and historical resort with roots in the original history of Madeira. It is said that the first official discoverers of Madeira first arrived in Machico which was to become the island’s capital between 1440 and 1496. Machicho is located around 14 miles from Funchal.
Machico boasts the oldest church in Madeira, the Capela dos Milagres. Other historical attractions include 2 forts which were originally constructed to protect the small village from pirate attacks.
There are a number of good restaurants to enjoy during the evenings and Machio is a superb starting point for pleasant “levada” walks. The river that rivers through the town into the sea is dotted with lovely tradtional houses, verdant vegetation and make for a perfect daytrip exploring the wilds.
Take the short trip from Machico to the Miradouro da Portela which is a belvedere between Porto da Cruz and Machico, with magnificent views over attractive landscapes and mountains. Machico holidays also offers you sun and sea bathing areas at the Machico Nautical Complex.
Machico has a lovely beach perfect for a family holiday. Plenty of facilities, spots for swimming and sunbathing, plus restaurants and hotels, the beach at Machico is the perfect place to recover after exploring Madeira.
The only golden sand beach in Madeira is located along the coast at Canical, a well-known resort and fishing village. Prainha is also popular with bathers; a small beach of black sand.