Machico Holidays

Located near the Airport, the beautiful bay of Machico has a wonderful beach and facilities for both swimming and sunbathing. A pebbled beach, like almost all the beaches on Madeira Island, this beach is very popular with the locals, being quite busy at weekends. Together with two swimming pools for children, the restaurant and bar services, ... Read more
Machico beach also offers changing rooms, showers, football and volley ball practice area, pedal boats, jet skis, sun beds, parasols and good car parking. Machico has recently added a new golden sandy beach, a lovely stretch of soft sand created on the eastern side of Machico bay adding to the charms of this lovely historic town.

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  • 9.8
    Family Travellers
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
    Adventure Travellers
  • 6.7
    History Buffs
  • 6.7
    Art & Design Lovers

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Machico is more than a city is a mix of events, tradition, cuisine and culture. Ideal for a beach holiday, romantic getaway, family time and leisure group. Offers a range of services including basic, 3 supermarkets, 2 of them are about 10 minutes walk, post office, hairdressers, promenade along the sea. The bus station is about 10 minutes away and offers an excellent public transport network that enable convenient travel and relaxed at any point on the island. The strategic location of Machico allows access to a wide range of leisure activities, such as a water park 10 minutes by car; golf course about 15 minutes; footpaths to 15/ 20 minutes and the beach about 5 minutes walk.

Other activities: The Golf Center of Santo da Serra is about 15 minutes by car and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior and mother nature: boating and sighting dolphins; many pedestrian paths and levada walks, for example : Praínha – Sardinhas; Boca do Risco - Porto da Cruz; Portela - Ribeiro Frio; Maroços - Caniçal among others.

Recommended for:Family TravellersBackpackersAdventure Travellers
Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravellersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers