São Vicente, Madeira, Portugal

North Madeira and São Vicente

Madeira is a great island to rent a car for a day for exploring - or go surfing. Head to North of the island to São Vicente, and see the 17th century church downtown before heading to the pebble beach, where I hear you can experience some of the best waves of Europe. If surfing isn't for you, just enjoy the scenic cliff views, and visit the São Vicente Caves “Grutas de São Vicente”, underground channels of lava of the result of an eruption that occurred about 400,000 years ago.

North Madeira and São Vicente