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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Address: 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, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Ponta de Sao Lourenco must have the most stunning views of sea clifs on the island,we stopped here for 20 minutes and it was to short to take it all in,it takes your breath away !

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This narrow Eastern tip of Madeira has a wonderful footpath which rises and dips giving views of the sea on both sides - the cliffs are richly coloured and rugged and even in January the area was dotted with wild flowers and visited by butterflies. Free parking and a welcome ice cream van to greet your return! As you drive... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Worth taking the time for a walk along the cliffs, remember that there are two car parking areas if you don't feel like walking too much

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Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

For you who only have seen the green and luxuriant island this is the chance to see a completely different part of the island. It is easy to get to this easternmost end of the island either by bus through Machico and Canical or by car. You will end up at the parking area of Baia de Abra. Already on... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

fantastic views of the amazing cliffs and ocean. Loved the walk it's quiet long but the path is in good condition, do need good walking shoes as the path can be rather rocky. The last bit of the climb is pretty steep but you can rest at a small picnic area first before going to the top, well worth for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beautiful if you like to see the view and walk around 4 hours. Take food with you and water. There are no places to eat and the toilet is 1€ far away from the start!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Not for the armchair dweller, this fantastic walk takes you up hill and down dale, across a spine with deep drops either side (fortunately protected by fencing) and past tall cliffs carved from wildly coloured volcanic rock. The local weather is unpredictable, so take protective gear and wear good walking shoes. The ecology centre near the end of the walk... More 

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Essendon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

excellent walk and spectacular views..take water with you, a bit of lunch and have a great day This is a tough walk so take the right kit Not for small cildren

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Take the time to walk around and to the end of the path. It is realy amazing, the time stops and its just you the rocks and the ocean. Have a good pair of shoes and just enjoy the scenery. Do not get too scared of the black clouds behind you (we turned around once, but the secund time just... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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