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Laurissilva Forest
Forests, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Parque Ribeira Primeira
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio
Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Green Cauldron (Caldeirao Verde)
Geologic Formations, Waterfalls
Cabo Girao
Lookouts, Geologic Formations
Valley of the Nuns
Geologic Formations, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Quinta do Riacho

Santo da Serra
#1 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
... horses.They were lovely patient animals and the ride out was superb up on the Levada and through the forest ,the views and the quiet solitude were amazing,we both loved it .Paula was friendly and informative t...
... definitely on our side as we lucked out with picture postcard views from Penha D’Àguia’s viewpoint) who was a great guide and told us lots of interesting facts about the island: its flora and fauna, and history.
#2 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
TomTom SatNav go a little confused between main roads and VERY step side streets!!! Climbing the mountain up the winding roads, passing through the cloud and emerging into bright sunshine above the clouds was fun.
Wonderful hike, amazing scenery, everchanging nature, breathtaking mountains, dark tunnels, overall great experience!
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Praia do Porto Santo

Porto Santo Island
#3 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
I really love this island and the beach is amazing If you want to be alone you can, if you want to be with other people you can too, Its 9 km of white sand, for is the paradise on earth.
Wow what a wonderful beach fantastic views spotless clean great for a lovely walk I ran every morning
#4 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
The highest point on Madeira and easy to reach if you drive up to Terxeira (south of Sao Jorge), park near the excellent restaurant/ cafe there, and take the extremely well-made path up to the peak.
Hiking from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is a great way to see some beautiful scenery and perhaps challenge yourself a bit.
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#5 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
As others have said, this is a truly stunning walk - only about 4 miles (return) from the turning circle near Canico, but dramatic, stunning volcanic rock formations and coastal cliff scenery, and a photographer's...
We'd highly recommend this manageable hike to anyone...it was so memorable and beautiful; so impressive it might have been the highlight of our 10 day trip to Portugal!
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#6 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
The whole island is so incredible that coming across this place at the end of a long day still impressed us -- beauty, grandeur, great tall cliffs meeting the surf, long views down the coast... See it if you can.
There are dramatic views of the cliffs falling sheer into the sea, although depending what time of day you visit, the angle of the sun can make taking pictures difficult.
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Levada Do Rei

Sao Jorge
#7 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Beautiful stroll in Madiera's rain forest, prettier than a picture, easy walk but has some exposure to steep drops and can be wet underfoot and overhead as you walk under a small waterfall.
Walk started at the levada do Rei cafe and went up into the beautiful native Laurissilva forest as far as the source of the levada at Ribeiro Bonito where we stopped for a picnic.
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Pico de Ana Ferreira

Porto Santo Island
#8 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
This is a quite unique point to visit which tells you about the past volcanic activity o the island, with unique geometric lava formations and nice views of the ocean and the golf course nearby.
Its stunning , and if you cant appreciate the natural beauty , it also makes a pretty fabulous backdrop for photos .
#9 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Very well designed to fit in with the natural rock formations and including many side pools and terraces, the lido offers an excellent morning's or afternoon's entertainment.
Worth a visit, unusual rock pools , weather in north of island isn’t as nice as in south so it is true u may get there and weather is a bit cloudy still warm enough to swim in it .
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#10 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
... of Madeira mini-bus tour and were guided throughout by a really knowledgeable and very friendly guide, who knows just about everything there is to know about the Island, its history, geology, fauna and flora.
The guide was really informative but also had a great sense of humour , and he was very conscious of every walkers safety so any parts of the walk that could be a bit dodgy he ensured everyone was aware and watche...
#11 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
As you amble around, there are surprises around every corner: terraces, waterfalls, ponds, gorgeous statuary, Chinese terracotta soldiers, and galleries with minerals, gems and contemporary African art.
There is a vast variety of plants, trees and flowers, amazing sculptures and statues, several waterfalls and pools/lakes, lots of seating areas where you can admire the views, a wonderful Japanese garden with pool...
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#12 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
About 15k round trip, I think... Wonderful views, great nature, my wife loved being able to pick passion fruit right from the tree!
Mostly flat trail following a levada, this trail has beautiful views and a unique twist of a few old dark tunnels to hike through.
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Valley of the Nuns

Curral das Freiras
#13 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Visited the valley as part of an excursion and the scenery was breathtaking The ride up in a minibus was great if you can manage the narrow roads but the end result is well worth it Looking into the valley looking...
We stopped last in the village of The valley of the Nuns and strolled around the village, saw the Church and then had chestnut, cherry brandy drinks and chestnut cakes overlooking the village.
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Ponta da Calheta

Porto Santo Island
#14 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
With an excellent snack bar and restaurant and plenty of parking this is a good place to stop and refresh after arriving from a walk along the beach.
You also get a great view of the large offshore island of Ilheu da Cal which apparently was worked by people for many years, I think for limestone.

Cabo Girao

Camara De Lobos
#15 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
The views from here are stunning it is the highest land point in Europe and the views over Funchal Are amazing we when up here on the trolly train from the fishing village cost 9 euros each
The jorney by bus is a perfect choice, because you could see a lot of beautiful views of Madeira island: bananas plantations, roads and houses.
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#16 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Santa Catarina Park is a beautiful and relaxing place to visit and unwind where you can stroll around and have a seat in peaceful surroundings amongst the trees with a wonderful array of beautiful tropical flowers...
A beautiful little oasis in Funchal.Wonderful to admire the trees and flowers etc and watch the lovely fountains.One side you can see the cruise ships and plenty of benches to sit and relax.Rather hilly to get to...
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#17 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
We stopped in to explore on our way across the spine of the island, and had a picnic within the clouds.
What a lovely, peaceful place...just happy wandering around the trees as didn’t have time for a longer walk...perfect!
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#18 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Or do like I've done and go when its raining (you will be the only one there ) Make sure you have walking shoes and bring a picnic, once you arrive at the waterfall it's a great spot to get a bite and soak in the...
Walking on levadas is very interesting, you can see many waterfalls, a wonderful nature and amazing mountains.
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#19 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
What a wonderful mistake!! It's so good to feel connected with the nature and in the end you'll find a beautiful waterfall..! And once you leave by car you'll have the best road trip... the nature and the mountain...
The whole valley that Risco falls are in is a feast for the senses, with a combination of the sound of falling water from multiple sources, being surrounded by amazing views, with a wonderful clean nature smell.
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#20 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Beautifully laid out gardens with fantastic number of superb plants - camellias especially stunning as many colours and varieties and flowering in late December.
Wonderful ferry tale like garden with a lot of plants and trees ,gorgeous views to Funchal and Marina.Clear mountain air,quietness and a charming athmosphere of this garden make you a day.
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#21 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
It is very easy to access the water from the pebble beach and around the eastern cliffs we saw plenty of schools of fish: parrot fish, wrasses, and other colourful species.
You can reach it by taking the cable cars from the cristo rei statue, by walking down the steep and windy road or by taking the car until the gates then walking the rest of the way.
#22 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
This park is a gem,it's free and a must see place, even if you just visit to view the Funchal harbour.The plant life here is so varied with a lot of information on many of them.Two minutes from the town centre.
We went in ther gardens more than once to relax and enjoy nature, There is a private garden right at the top, belonging to the house up there, it’s 2 euros entrance, nice to see just once.

Quinta das Palmeiras

Porto Santo Island
#23 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Stopped here on a island tour and was amazed at what one person can do beautiful paradise oasis with birds and plants very tranquil
Many of the birds are free flying , and go in and out of their cages as they wish, or wander freely like the peacocks, peahens and their chicks.
#24 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
... and explore enjoying the flowers and the ducks etc and the fountains with a very nice cafe - we could listen to the music from our hotel very pleasant then you could hear the bird song and in the heart of Funchal
It is so nice to stumble upon these beautiful well kept gardens in the heart of Funchal it was especially nice as it was the Flower festival so could enjoy all aspects of the Madeira's wonderful flowers!
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#25 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
These pools of volcanic origin are great examples of the magnificence of nature on the island of Madeira.
These pools are some of the loveliest that we've seen since being in Madeira.
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Levada Nova

Prazeres
#26 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Excellent day out - complete with free botany lecture from Emanuel on the therapeutic values of many plants along the levada.
We had walked these before in Madeira and found this one pretty easy in the area that we covered it climbed up and down at a pretty easy pace, the scenery was good and the birdsong was lovely to hear.
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#27 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Views are stunning with a several waterfalls.
There is not a designated parking lot but you can easily park along the road.
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#28 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Fantastic food, lovely hospitality but most importantly the beautiful message of care for nature, nature cares for you.
My first attempt at fishing was highly successful, and i was rewarded with a beautiful and tasty treat.
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#29 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands
Worth to see and enjoy nature
How lovely can nature be.
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#30 of 99 Nature & Parks in Madeira Islands