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Porto da Cruz Tourist Information

Porto da Cruz is part of the municipality of Machico in Madeira's north-east. The quiet civil parish is sub-divided into 78 small communities of different localities. This "community of communities" is a result of the rugged landscape of Porto da Cruz, which physically segregates the settlements from each other and makes it hard for people to travel from one settlement to the next.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Porto da Cruz

An interesting place to visit in Porto da Cruz is the sugar cane factory, which still operates the same way it did when it started sugar production in 1927. It features an impressive 26 metre high steam tower.
The Penha d'Águia offers an amazing panorama view over the region. When you visit Porto da Cruz in September, you might want to attend the annual Festa do Vinho, which celebrates the local wine, vinho seco americano.

Family Days out in Porto da Cruz

Enjoy Porto da Cruz's beautiful scenery together with your family while walking along the Levadas or relax in the sun at the nice beach of this civil parish.
Hotels in this region are generally child friendly and very welcoming to families.

Sport in Porto da Cruz

Due to its location at the coast, fishing, swimming and surfing are popular sports in Porto da Cruz. Madeira also has unique footpaths along the Levadas.

Shopping in Porto da Cruz

Local supermarkets and small shops provide all the necessities for your stay in Porto da Cruz.

Nightlife in Porto da Cruz

Fajã da Ovelha includes only a few local restaurants, but buses run to and from Madeira's nightlife capital Funchal frequently.

Transport in Porto da Cruz/ 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 Porto da Cruz/ Madeira

Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Avenida Arriaga, 16
9004-519 Funchal