Machico Vacations

12 miles (19 kilometers) to the east of Madeira Island, is Machico, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. If you are coming from the Madeira Airport in Madeira Island, Machico is about 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the southeast.

Many of Madeira Island’s highlights are close to Machico, making it a convenient place to base yourself. The Santo da Serra Golf Club and Faial Beach are amongst the many best places to explore here. Also, be sure to check out the Palheiro Gardens and the Palheiro Golf Club.

Visitors to Machico, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should make tracks to the nearby cultural attractions. Spend a few hours of admiring the exhibits at the Madeira Story Centre Museum in Funchal.

If you love nature and wildlife, plan a trip to the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. Enjoy some of the pleasant city parks such as the Pregetter's Orchid Garden in Funchal and the Funchal Ecological Park Recreation Center.

Madeira Island has a number of noteworthy places to see such as Quinta Palmeira in Funchal. Travellers who enjoy sights steeped in religious history will appreciate the hallowed atmosphere at the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte in Funchal.

If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy, head to the many stores at the Funchal Farmers Market in Funchal.

If you love sports, you’ll enjoy seeing Machico favorites, the C.D. Nacional, doing battle at Madeira Stadium, Funchal. On match days the stadium is filled with black, yellow and white, as crowds join together to get behind their home-grown heroes.

Finding somewhere suitable to base yourself within Machico is easy. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Dom Pedro Garajau, Canico, the Choupana Hills Resort and Spa, Funchal, and the popular Hotel Windsor, Funchal.

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