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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just 30 kms north-east of Funchal, experience fabulous sea- and landscapes and dramatic cliff sceneries. I'd advise not to get too close to the edge of the cliffs as it can get quite windy and slippery at times. The full loop, including the climb to...More

Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view, the stories behind this place, the landscape, the sea, the culture. Everyhing about this place makes ita mist visit spot. Bot suitable for swimming though. There is a beach bearby called prainha. Do not go to this place when windy.

Thank Gigi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was billed as a special walk, but we found the early part (which was all we had time for) quite barren. The landscape looked quite desert like - a real contrast to the lush interior of the island. We come from Scotland, so are...More

1  Thank robdolphin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views here are amazing. We accessed here by local bus from Machico. Ask for Praia darbra. Only facility here is a nice cream and drinks van. No toilets . You can do the 4K walk around the rocks but wear good shoes. We did...More

Thank tkent
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip is really tiring, but it's worth looking. The last stairs ( about 300) are a real challenge. There is a wild beach, where you can take a swim.

Thank kristineeele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Speechlessly beautiful! Felt like walking in the 3D picture. Went there on a sunny day. Not crowded considering it's summer and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Enjoyed every minute during the walk. Highlight of the trip!

Thank kggm33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We set off after breakfast. Stopped in a number of view points on the way and really enjoyed this walk. Do go early as limited places in the carpark, do take proper walking boots - definitely no flipflops or sandals- the path is varied all...More

Thank AlexMa1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an amazing walking trail. The terrain is quite dramatic in some places because of the steep inclinations, esp. the last leg from the Casa de Sardinha to the peak. Though it is ok level in most parts. However, unlike the other parts of...More

2  Thank RoselledFW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be quite fit to attempt this mountainous hike. There is very little shade and many ascents and descents but it's definitely worth the effort. Remember to take plenty of water and a picnic, the round trip will take you about 5 hours....More

Thank Ruth_1962
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Anikó N
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).
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Dfm85 | Reviewed this property |
There are no washrooms, but a small picnic ares
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.