The north coast of Madeira is characterised by its spectacular, verdant landscapes overlooking the deep blue sea.
Because the nature of the beaches, with their basalt pebbles smoothed by the sea, some places have developed convenient, practical facilities for easier access to the ocean.
Porto Moniz seems to have fallen from above into the northern sea and has long been famous for its natural swimming pools and its pure, beautiful scenery.
The swimming pools at Porto Moniz, a delight to all visitors, surround large and small rocks nestling in the sea.
Take a moment to enjoy some of the fish and shellfish of the north coast, and don’t forget to try the grilled limpets!
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In this charming northern town, with its small terraces where the local grapes are grown, is a small black-sanded beach called Praia da Laje. It also has two natural swimming pools.
São Vicente und Ponta Delgada
The new bathing area in São Vicente also protects Fajã da Areia from the sea with a wall.
This is a very popular place with surfers and there are nautical sports facilities, a solarium, an outdoor café and a promenade between Varadouro and Baía dos Juncos.
Ponta Delgada, the neighbouring northern town that “rests on the sea”, also has new facilities that include two swimming pools, sunbathing areas, a food court, shower rooms and breakwater that has resulted in a beach in a small bay.
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When travelling in northern Madeira, in a deep valley in São Jorge, you will find a bathing complex consisting of three swimming pools and a restaurant.
From here you will be able to take in the fantastic view of the landscape from the sea to the green valleys and mountains..
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Faial also has a modern complex, with a large natural swimming pool, restaurants, showers, and extensive sunbathing area.
The complex also includes a sand playing field that meets the requirements for national and international competitions in sports such as football, handball and volleyball and a multi-purpose pavilion for other sports.
Motor sports fans will find a go-kart track near the mouth of the stream.
Santana has 3400 inhabitants and is surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve. Santana is known by its triangular thatched roofs that characterize the image of Santana. Approximately 100 of these historic buildings still stand in the municipal district of the city. The historical farm houses have red painted window shutters and doors. Particularly remarkable here, are the thatched roofs that reach the floor of the houses.
In Santana you find also the theme park (Parque Temático). Bungee jumping, ox slide or boat trips, pavilions with the history and culture of Madeira - here is so much to see. One of the pavilions is aimed especially for children, there is also a labyrinth.
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Porto da Cruz
Porto da Cruz is known for the imposing mountain looming over the sea, called “Penha d’Águia” and for its local wine. It has a black sand beach called Praia da Lagoa, with excellent access to the sea, a solarium, restaurants and showers. Near the beach is a bathing complex with two swimming pools and support facilities
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