Meander around the glamorous moored boats in this little fishing village and you’ll soon find the main draw – the whale museum. This exhibition of the mammal really delves into the depths of Caniçal’s heritage. But for an extra slice of the authentic, there are chapels and even a few parades.
Beaches and beyond
Wander along the coast and you’ll soon stumble across incredible black sandy beaches fit for lazing around, diving in the warm sea, or just having a dip. Hiking and exploring are big draws here too – not to mention feasting on local dishes! But for dominating squares and picturesque scenery, hit Funchal.