Dramatic coast and traditional village
There are two sides to Canico – the coastal resort, with its dramatic, rocky shoreline and, up in the hills, a traditional village. Here you’ll find twisting streets, a main square, botanical gardens and an 18th-century church. It’s linked to the coast by a steep, cobbled path.
Canico’s a great base for exploring Madeira’s magnificent countryside. Take a hike along the levada walking trails and drink in the lush landscape and rugged hills. You’ve also got a world of undersea life right on your doorstep at Madeira’s marine reserve, Reserva Natural Parcial do Garajau.