Canico - Madeira Hotels

Mini guide to Canico - Madeira


Canico is situated in the south of the island of Madeira. For those wanting a less commercial getaway, this lovely village is a great place to kick back and enjoy an authentic taste of this magic island.

This peaceful town, halfway between the island's capital, Funchal, and Santa Cruz, consists of the old town and cliff-top new town. A pretty 18th century church, surrounded by a cluster of houses, is an important focal point of the old town.

Madeira isn't known for its fantastic beaches and Canico is no exception, but the setting, backed by huge sea cliffs, is nonetheless beautiful. There is a broad range of water sports available, and the most common activities are: swimming, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sailing, canoeing and waterskiing.

Outdoor activities are very popular in and around Canico with locals and the visiting population alike. You can try many sports here, including: horseback riding, mountain biking, hang gliding, mountaineering and canyoning.

A trip around the island should include a visit to the village of Santana on the northern coast, where visitors will still see the traditional triangular-shaped homes of the islanders. Funchal is both the capital and the main tourist magnet; it's a bustling city filled with stunning architecture, lively shops, superb restaurants and friendly bars, and is also home to the famous Madeira flower market.

Flights arrive at the Aeroporto de Madeira, northeast of Canico. The quickest and most convenient way to reach Madeira from Lisbon is on a 90-minute TAP flight. The Sociedad de Automibiles de Madeira bus runs from the airport to Funchal, stopping at Canico, and is timed to coincide with flights. A taxi will take around 10 minutes and costs about €10.

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