Welcome to East Coast

Outside Funchal, East Madeira is the island’s most heavily populated area. The ‘second city’ and former capital Machico, Madeira’s main port at Caniçal, and the stilt-walking airport are all at this end of the island. It’s an action-packed area of gliding Boeings and aqua parks, golden sand and stupendous views, all just a short ride […]

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Machico

From the historic point of view this is probably the most interesting town on the island, as Machico was the landing point of the discoverers of Madeira. This peculiar corner of the island boasts Madeira’s oldest church, the ‘Capela dos Milagres’, and two forts still bear witness of the locals’ defence against the many pirate attacks […]

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