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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Machico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Lisbon, Portugal
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257 reviews 257 reviews
35 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

If you visit Madeira, don't forget to drive to this wonderful place. Nowadays it only takes 30 minutes, and on the way back you can always grab a great meal in Machico. The views are spectacular. You can see Ponta de São Lourenço, the northeast coast and southeast coast from the same point. It's also possible to go for a... More 

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Machico, Portugal
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the shortest walks (2h) in madeira but at the same time for me the best one with caldeirão verde. Im from madeira and I did this walk more than 100 times in my life (its perfect to go with my dogs). Wow the views are amazing (looks like a paintig) I cant get enought of if... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We came here as the final stopping point of our east of the Island tour 'Jeep Safari'. Wild and rugged its great to see this part of the island

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Katowice, Poland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I highly recommend you a trip to this unique and spectacular place. Unforgettable views, and walk for almost everyone.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Quite an easy walk (we took 3h in total) with stunning views all the way. The scenery changes in a very interesting way, the rocks go from red to brown to yellow to grey all at once in layers. It's really worth going all the way up to the end of the trail to see the last part of the... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went to the bus terminus on the Service bus, took 1 1/2 hours, but you do see a lot of the eastern end of the island. The walk is fairly strenuous, particularly the last section, but worth the effort. We had a comfort and snack break at break at the Casa do Sardinha before the final push. Consider bus... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you wanna hike, you definitely gotta go for this one. Amazing rock formations surrounded by the ocean. Really nice

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We liked this area and the walk - it usually gets the best weather on the island and is very different to the levada walks on the mainland. Very volcanic and open - almost no shade available but good views all round and looking back to the island. The walk isn't that hard apart from the last hike up from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A popular although strenuous trail. We found this to be a liberating change from some of the rather closed in levada trails through the forest. There is a ranger house at Casa do Sardinha where you can get a soft drink after completing the outward journey, but that's about all so, do pack for the half day you will be... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very different scenery to the lush mainland. A nice sea breeze and beautiful seas made for a lovely 21/2hr walk. It would have been good to have taken a picnic and swimming costume and lingered longer

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