Visiting Madeira and its nature also means finding a place to stay. Most of the towns and villages (called freguesia), are located on the coast of the island. Some places are more interesting than others. Find all the municipalities of the island with this map and our file on each town or village of Madeira.
When you visit a region or go on holiday, you inevitably stop in villages, to sightsee, eat, have a drink on a terrace... In Madeira, some villages are simply unmissable. However, when touring the island, you can't stop everywhere. Here are some villages that are worth a visit and are among the most beautiful villages on the island:
Curral das Freiras
A rather incredible village nestled in the valley of the nuns. It is one of the few villages that is not on the ocean. The village is surrounded by the breathtaking mountains and the Eira do Serrado viewpoint is a must see in Madeira. At 1000m above sea level you have an incredible view of the small village 600m below!
Like many villages on the southwest coast, Jardim do Mar is a particularly sunny village. Its particularity is that there are no cars: the streets are very narrow. In short, it is a relaxing place on the edge of the ocean, ideal for putting down your bags.
Located east of "Pehna de Aguia", Porto da Cruz is a village ideally situated in the north-east of the island. With its distillery, its small beach and its distillery, it is a place in which one must stop. The panorama around is sublime.
Almost similar to Porto Moniz, the small village of Seixal also has many assets. As the entrance to the beautiful Chao da Ribeira valley, the village has 2 natural swimming pools, the only natural black sand beach on the island and a superb view of the "bride's veil" waterfall.
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