Machico is one of Madeira's largest cities. It is divided into five districts, namely Água de Pena, Caniçal, Machico, Porto da Cruz and Santo António da Serra.
Machico was the first place discovered on Madeira by the first settlers. The Capela dos Milagre, the oldest church on the island, can be found here. The city offers beautiful sandy beaches, pedestrian routes in the mountains and a variety of restaurants serving traditional Madeiran dishes.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Machico
The 'Capela dos Milagres' in Machico is Madeira's oldest church. Two forts can also be found in Machico, used to defend the coast against pirate attacks. The chapel of São Roque is also worth a visit, as it boasts an exhibition on the saint's life.
The very beautiful beach of Machico is great for swimming and sunbathing.
Family Days out in Machico
Hotels in this region are generally child friendly and very welcoming to families.
The safe beaches are ideal for families with children.
Sport in Machico
Some of the well-known Madeira Levadas walks start in Machico and take you through green forests and across the Levadas (mini-canals) of Madeira.
Shopping in Machico
Local supermarkets and small shops provide all the necessities you might need during your stay in Machico.
Forum Madeira and Madeira Shopping in Funchal are not far from Machico.
Nightlife in Machico
Nightlife in Machico mainly consists of a few bars and fine restaurants in the city centre, but buses run to and from Madeira's nightlife capital Funchal frequently.
Transport in Machico/ Madeira
Madeira International Airport (FNC) in Funchal offers frequent flights to and from Madeira.
Cruise ships also take you to Madeira and a ferry ships you to Portimão (Algarve) once a week.
Madeira has an extensive bus system which transports you across the island.
Official Tourism Office for Machico/ Madeira
Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Avenida Arriaga, 16