Holidays to Machico
In less than four hours the beautiful sub-tropical climate of Madeira is easily within reach, and the moment you step off the plane you will not want to take your eyes off the luscious, luminous sight of one of the most beautiful destinations you can have the pleasure of visiting. On the north east of the island, just a short ten minute drive away from the airport lays the city of Machico, the second biggest on the island. A popular destination with those looking for culture, holidays in Machico are perfect for those who love nothing better than to stroll the streets of the city, discovering a new sight behind every sun drenched corner. Families also grow fond of the destination, with its privileged position near one of the only beaches on the island and its child friendly seawater swimming pools providing a safe haven for little paddlers.
Holidays in Machico steeped in history
Being the first place to feel the steps of the islands discoverers, Machico is a city that will entice you with its tales of history. Its famous Mother Church will have you charmed with its delightful mosaics and paintings, and the tale of the gothic wooden crucifix in the Capela dos Milagres will no doubt appeal to your imagination.
As well as being home to a rich history, the city of Machico can provide you with the relaxing getaway you have been longing for. Overlooked by the lush rolling hillside, the beach, with its imported fine, golden sand, offers the perfect setting for a calming day. Whether it is with your eyes closed listening to the soft waves crash gently into the bay, building castles with the children, or taking an energetic leap into the water, the beach can keep you coming back every day of your holiday. If you take a wander behind the beach along the promenade you can find the original beach area, complete with the typical Madeira pebbles. If you feel the need to venture out into the sea further, there are jet skis and pedal boats available for hire here, with a bar and a restaurant waiting upon your return offering a gentle nightlife.
It is likely you will become accustomed to the sight of local fishermen during your stay, so where better to sample some local catch? If you are particularly fond of food, it is worth visiting the city during the Machico Gastronomic Week, which takes place in August. You can enjoy many local specialties during this food festival, including beef brochettes followed by some sweet honey cake, washed down with some locally produced wine. If you’d prefer to save your celebrations for the local wine, a festival dedicated to just that occurs during September, the perfect time to sample the very best on offer! For other deals to Madeira check out holidays to Funchal and Canico
Make Machico yours
With a variety of things to see and do, whether you prefer to stay active or laze on the sand, Machico can be your very own paradise. Book all your holidays to Madeira with lastminute.com