Canico Vacations

10 miles (16 kilometers) to the southeast of Madeira Island, is Canico, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. This popular destination is 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Madeira Airport.

Canico is close to a range of colorful Madeira Island’s more popular attractions. The Palheiro Gardens and the Palheiro Golf Club are just two of the popular places to discover here. Two other recommended attractions close by Canico are the Pregetter's Orchid Garden and Funchal-Monte Teleferico.

Canico has plenty of cultural attractions nearby that make great places to visit. Stroll around and savor the quiet atmosphere of the Madeira Story Centre Museum in Funchal, Cathedral Se and the Quinta das Cruzes Museum. There are plenty of interesting galleries to enjoy nearby. In particular, don’t miss the Funchal Sacred Art Museum in Funchal.

Get active in the great outdoors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Join in a ball game, mingle with locals, or just listen to the birdsong at the Funchal Ecological Park Recreation Center in Funchal.

Madeira Island offers a range of noteworthy sights such as the Santa Clara Monastery in Funchal and Quinta Palmeira. Whatever your background or beliefs, serenity and calm awaits at Canico’s holy places like the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte in Funchal.

If you love food and shopping, head to the various stores of the Funchal Farmers Market in Funchal.

Nearby Madeira Stadium, Funchal is a great place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local favorites, the C.D. Nacional, in action. On game days follow the river of black, yellow and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.

Finding somewhere suitable to rest your head in the Canico area is a breeze. The Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino, Funchal, the Vine, Funchal and the Dom Pedro Garajau are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.


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