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Discover the romance of Machico

Enjoy soaking up a slice of Madeira in the picturesque town of Machico.

Set between the serene bay and rocky hills, it's a hideaway paradise. Visitors to the town can expect breathtaking views of the sweeping Machico beaches and bay where the crystal-clear, ocean stretches on endlessly. Whether it's a romantic getaway, a family holiday or an adventure you're after, the beautiful town of Machico will no doubt satisfy your travel desires, so book with loveholidays today!

Things to do in Machico

Alongside the sparkling waters and sunny beaches, Machico offers a range of activities that will appeal to all ages. Take a ferry trip to the stunning Pico do Facho, a famous lookout point where torches were once lit to warn the town of approaching pirates. You'll find a range of local pirate tours there too, which both children and adults will enjoy.

The Whale Museum provides hours of fascinating maritime history of the area. Take a stroll around the beautiful old town in Machico and stop for coffee in one of the rustic cafés.

Whether you want to soak up the sun, experience some Portuguese culture or go on an adventure, Machico is the holiday destination for you.

With its perfect climate, Machico really is a tropical paradise. loveholidays can help you make the most out of your Machico adventure so book today!

Machico – mountains of memories

The town of Machico offers a wealth of activities for young and old alike. The idyllic mountains provide the perfect setting for exciting treks and fun excursions available for nature lovers, walkers, hikers and those who enjoy the great outdoors. There's also plenty of culture to be enjoyed in the town centre where you can wander through the colourful street markets or visit the local Parish Church that sits in the main square. For holidaymakers who are looking to get away from it all, they will find the array of beaches a great place to retreat to. Wherever you are in Machico you'll find yourself captured by its charm.

Explore Machico – catch a Machico wave

The oasis of Machico will appeal to families, couples and lovers of nature. The glorious beaches provide charming caves and rock pools denoting the volcanic history of the island. Families can take scuba-diving lessons from the local diving school and explore the majestic maritime nature or kick back and relax on a sun lounger while the children splash in the sea.

For the more thrill-seeking type, a range of water sports are also provided, most notably surfing. A ferry trip to the precious port of Santo Porto, famous for its golden beaches, is a perfect excursion for any level of surfer. Nature lovers can explore the vast array of Machico's protected reserves, forest trails, park hikes and tropical gardens and discover the vibrant array of wildlife that inhabits the island.

Agriculture remains an active part of Machico culture which means local restaurants are filled to the brim with colourful, fresh, tasty cuisine. Have a bite to eat in one of the many bay-side restaurants or simply sample the aromas and delicacies in the local street markets. Couples can enjoy a sparkling drink in a beach side bar while the sun sets over the ocean.