Santana

Santana holidays

Welcome to a whimsical wonderland of colourful, thatched houses, with north-coast views. These pretty, triangular buildings are quaint and cosy-looking – you’ll want to be part of it. Get set to relax, soak up the magical scenery, and enjoy the go-slow pace, before taking on more of Madeira’s top sights.

On display

The traditional thatched farmhouses here are vibrant and unique. First things first, you’ll have to discover these gorgeous bright red and blue structures – they make Santana like a real-life museum. There’s also a theme park, arts and crafts shops, and natural land that’s a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Explore the lot.

Much more to Madeira

It'll take you about 45 minutes to reach Funchal, but the rewards will be endless. This cool capital is known for its stylish wine cellars, old churches and cathedrals of note, gorgeous harbour, and glorious gardens. On top of all that, why not sit down to afternoon tea at Belmond Reid’s Palace?

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...
Cabo Girao

Cabo Girao

Madeira

As long as you have a head for heights you’ll love Gabo Girao. It’s the tallest sea cliff in Madeira... some say, the world. It rises, almost vertically, out of the sea to a height of 580 metres, offering...
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