Walk here every day. A visit to Funchal is not complete without a walk along this Avenida. Not tacky at all, just Funchal 2012 (at least there's NO Starbucks). Lots going on at the moment including building a new marina and cruise ship berth. An excellent place to watch liners come and go (at all times of the day), small boats in the marina and the odd fisherman trying his best. Fabulous place for 'Bolo do Caco', Madeira's garlic bread (do try) and chestnuts when in season. The South American band play along here nearly every day creating a great atmosphere. A very good place to start the 'Red & Yellow' hop on, hop off tours. Timeshare people are all but gone so the only thing to be aware of as in any seaside in the world is the coffee, food and beers is a little more expensive than a few streets back.
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