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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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“both sides” (17 reviews)
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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the "African" part of Madeira which shows in plant life and climate: dry, semidesert vegetation, hardly any water (take a bottle of water with you), but gorgeous views on both coast lines North and South. A demanding walk of 4 hours if you...More

Thank vulchy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took the 9 am bus 113 from Funchal and don't think that going any later than that is a good idea. When I arrived I hardly had to pass any people going in the opposite direction. On my way back the path was getting...More

Thank Eliza R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing landscape. Totaly worth to see. Easy to get by SAM bus No 113 from Funchal. There is very windy, so the jacket could help even at hot days.

Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go! is beautiful, I went on a very windy day, and I got to feel all the energy and power from the nature! Please keep this place as it is, because is so refreshing and perfect.

Thank Cristina Joana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

113 bus brought us to the car park and the start of the path across the rugged rocks. Great care required to stick to the path when the wind is strong. Fortunate to benefit from clouds and rain in the early morning. Loved the strong...More

Thank coh8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cliffs are on the east side of Madeira, you can see it from the aircraft. On south side is ocean calm and on the north side (from some points you can see both side at once) really wild. There is parking (not so big), but...More

1  Thank Lucia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Funchal to the car park at the start of the walk (about 30 minutes) from there the round trip took 2.5 to 3 hours. Lots of stops for photos etc. The path is obvious all the way and while there are some...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In one word my experience was beautiful. Looking back at my trip I remember most the idea of taking short walks through the paths of São Lourenço. What made this place special that I could just sit and relax, be one with nature rejuvenate and...More

Thank solosoulsurfer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views, it does get better as you go on. Certain sections are dangerous so good practice to stop and take in the views. We spent three hours in total, we got until the narrow land bridge which was an amazing sight. Crossing it is...More

Thank 113alin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a challenging walk, though some parts are a bit steeper than others. Amazing views, but there are no toilets at the carpark and guess what... after walking for a couple of hours you get to the Rangers Station - and both toilets are closed....More

1  Thank David_Archaeologist
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Anikó N
Hi there, Which bus did you take to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and where was the bus stop in Funchal roughly? Many thanks! Aniko
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Marek U | Reviewed this property |
In the center of Funchal (Avenida do Mar close to Praca da Autonomia) take the bus SAM No 113. Then travel to the last bus stop in Baia D'Abra (ca. 1h:20min).
Is the beginning of the trail easy to fins and is there signage off the main road? Also is there a visitor center?
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Dfm85 | Reviewed this property |
There are no washrooms, but a small picnic ares
do you think it is doable when you are six month pregnant?
January 19, 2016|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your level of fitness and the time of year. It is very hot in summer and there is no shade.