Santa Cruz (Madeira)

Santa Cruz (Madeira) holidays

Pebbly beaches don’t often look so dreamy. Stretched around the seafront, Santa Cruz is a sheltered little bay area with marine activities dominating the local scene. Have a paddle or get further out into the waves, or keep things cool at the aqua park. It’s a friendly-friendly, sun-kissed shoreline with round-the-clock views.
Vila Gale Santa Cruz
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£373pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 20 Jan 2019
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz (Madeira), Madeira

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  • Modern style
  • Great views
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Courtesy bus to Funchal
  • All Inclusive option
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Seaside scenes

Here in Santa Cruz, it’s all port life with urban touches. This breathtaking coastal spot’s been built into the hillside, and the lush beaches below blend pebbles with sand. Fishing and farming still live on in the resort, so you’ll find it’s got a really authentic charm.

Explore a little more

Skip out on Santa Cruz in favour of a day in nearby Machico or Funchal. There’s plenty to do in these majestic Madeiran resorts, plus they’re simply beautiful – think endless beaches and splashes of bougainvillea. Take a stroll down the palm-sprinkled promenade, too. The airport’s an easy spot for aeronautical buffs as well.

Santa Cruz Aqua Park

Santa Cruz Aqua Park

Santa Cruz (Madeira), Madeira

For watery, adrenalin-filled adventure, don’t miss Santa Cruz Aqua Park. It has five toboggan rides, four chutes (including the infamous Black Hole) and a fast and slow-flowing river. There are also two pools,...
Bica da Cana

Bica da Cana

Madeira

Bica de Cana is a fairly easy hiking route, known as 'the flower hike', thanks to colourful blooms you'll see. The route is carpeted with purple foxgloves, powder-pink orchids and plenty more besides. There's a...
Black scabbardfish

Black scabbardfish

Madeira

This deepwater fish is a popular catch at the fish market of Funchal. It may look scary, but it tastes surprisingly tasty and is actually considered a delicacy in Madeira. If you fancy something different, try...
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