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Machico Attractions and Activities

Machico boasts of two beaches, what more do you want? There is the traditionally found pebble beach as well as newly made golden sand beach. The sand beach has become very popular with locals as well as visitors and maybe you head straight to the beach on reaching Machico. There is an abundance of water sports and boat trips here at the Machico Beach. Go ahead and indulge without any kind of apprehensions or inhibitions since the beach has life guards and people having fun. You can join the tourists who are trying their hand at water sports like scuba diving, sailing, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, paragliding, surfing etc. Alternately, you can try the many boat trips that are available. You can choose  a full day trip inclusive of visit to Desert Islands and Porto Santo as well as spotting turtles, whales and dolphins. These trips serve lunch and dinner aboard and stop at lagoons and beaches.

Those of you who are interested in indulging in some kind of sports can try golf at the nearby golf courses. There are three golf courses in Madeira of which Santa da Serra with a 27 hole course hosts the Madeira Island Open annually. There are many walking tours organized for tourists which lead into the countryside beside irrigation channels or levados and catch glimpses of the unexplored volcanic landscape of the age old Laurisilva Forest.

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