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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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“sao lourenco” (16 reviews)
“both sides” (18 reviews)
“bring water” (11 reviews)
Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Simply amazing! A must see! Plenty of parking and great views all over. Easily accessible. Walk there and back.

Thank Honza1231
Reviewed 3 days ago

We can recommend the visit. The land is very nice and you see amazing views. You can go there by car and then walk. The trip by travel agency is not neccessery.

Thank Zdeněk H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok....to begin there is plenty of free parking spaces so you will not have a problem finding a place. Its easy to get to since its in the east coast and once you past Canical its mainly flat and all you have to do is...More

1  Thank danielalanmartin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was much better than expected. We came on a super windy day so the walking was harder than usual. At the beginning, it looked like Scotland :) but it changed later on. I was absolutely stunned by the lava path you can see on...More

Thank Mahaena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared wear comfortable footwear. The views are breathtaking. Toilet facilities were closed. Plenty of parking available.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like walking on another planet. I walked alone, but there were a lot of other trekkers, so I felt safe. I was completely blown away by the views.

Thank Valther T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly do not consider if it is wet or windy because it will be even windier on the headland where there is no shelter (not even a bus shelter at the start point). The 113 green SAM bus will get you there but it leaves...More

1  Thank llanidloes999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ponta de Sao Lourenco is located on the eastern-most tip of Madeira and it cannot be reached by land. At least, you can get as close as possible by walking the trail (levada) which reaches the island's mainland - Ponta do Furado. The levada is...More

2  Thank Nik R
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Just have a look at the pictures and you will know what we mean with amazing!!! Quite a hike- so you better have good shoes with you and a water bottle to drink water... We were here in January... climate was warm but not too...More

Thank Je S
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Ponta de S. Lourenço, from a geological point of view, the "youngest" part of Madeira island. Here, vulcanoes erupted for the last time in the archipelago, about a million years ago. It's an arid place, dry, windy and sandy. And beautiful in its solitude. Among...More

Thank Jorge Manuel C
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January 1, 2018|
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Response from jenelda | Reviewed this property |
A good sticky/grippy sole is the most important thing here- some of the descents are slippery because of loose sand and pebbles. I wore low cut, light weight, water friendly Merrells with a vibram sole for all the hikes we... More
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Arnaud L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid, this is going to be a very tough walk for your father and I would not recommend it. The pathway is very rocky and it may be a real challenge for the ankles and the knees. No shade at all until you reach Casa... More
Anikó N
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Mandhi13 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was staying close by so I could walk to the start point in Canical. It is also the stop for Bus 113 (SAM) from Funchal. There is the bus route and times on Madeira island website - route east 113. They won't... More