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Santa Cruz Tourist Information

Santa Cruz is a city and municipality in eastern Madeira, Portugal. It is the third largest municipality on the island and located north-east of Madeira's capital, Funchal. The five parishes Santa Cruz consists of are the following: Camacha, Caniço, Gaula, Santa Cruz and Santo António da Serra.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Santa Cruz

The Igreja Matriz was built in the 16th century and can be found in the centre of Santa Cruz.

Family Days out in Santa Cruz

There is a big aquapark in Santa Cruz which offers space for over 1,000 visitors. It has numerous water slides and a pool for children.
Madeira Theme Park is also near Santa Cruz and will keep your family busy the whole day! Hotels in this region are generally child friendly and very welcoming to families.

Sport in Santa Cruz

At the nearby beaches you will find the ideal location for scuba diving, as there is a rich and colourful underwater life.
You can also go mountainbiking to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. The well-known Madeira Levadas walks take you through green forests and across the Levadas (mini-canals) of Madeira.

Shopping in Santa Cruz

Local supermarkets and small shops provide all the necessities for your stay in Santa Cruz.
Caniço Shopping is a large shopping centre in the heart of Caniço, in the municipality of Santa Cruz, and buses run frequently to the capital Funchal, which offers many shops, boutiques and several shopping centres.

Nightlife in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz provides a few local restaurants and bars, but you can also take a bus to Madeira's nightlife capital Funchal.

Transport in Santa Cruz

An expressway from Santa Cruz to Funchal and Machico guarantees a quick transport to those big cities.

Santa Cruz is located near Madeira International Airport (FNC), which 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 Santa Cruz

Airport Tourist Office
Santa Catarina de Baixo
9100 Santa Cruz