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“POSSIBLY THE BEST SHORT WALK ON THE ISLAND!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Machico
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“POSSIBLY THE BEST SHORT WALK ON THE ISLAND!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Cornwall has some great costal scenery but nothing like this! A new view with every twist and turn of the well-protected path......and the colours of the rocks are absolutely amazing! lovely 'oasis' museum just before the final (optional but highly recommended) climb.

Visited January 2013
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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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“A walk in a mineral area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Very nice walk, with surprising sights on colored rocks and the sea. The path is a bit difficult due to many steps and stones on the way, and was very cold due to wind when we got there. Don't expect to find any food there, you have to be autonomous during your walk. From Funchal, it's easy to go to Baia d'Abra by bus. While you are on the way, it's worth having a stop in Machico.

Visited January 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you go to Madeira, you have to visit "Ponta de São Lourenço".

What an amazing views, breathtaking. In places like this we have a reality check: we are nothing compared to nature and to it's wonders.

Just take a coat because it get's very windy there. And take a camera! :)

Visited September 2012
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Funchal
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“Great costal walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A really nice steady costal walk. Views are extremely good and it's easy to see Porto Santo and The Desertas on most days. Pretty safe and manageable for all ages and abilities with care. It has good hand rails in lots of places and not too many risky bits. At 8km there and back (steepish in places) I would say it's better to allow at least 3 hours, especially if you intend taking photos. Couple of pointers.. there are not really any toilets or facilities and you should have sturdy footwear. We noticed some very in-appropriate footwear during our walk.

Visited January 2013
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“Easy and magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Easy access, well made path these days with hand rails where you need them. Spectacular views. Choose weather carefully as no shade

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