In this guidebook, you and I will set off on a hike which won’t be too difficult.
Today we need: comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking (you can take jackets, drinking water and a sandwich just in case, you can also take a flashlight because there is no light in the tunnels), as an option - you can always change clothes in the car! And if you decide to swim, do not forget to take bathing suits and towels.
You can get to the start of our Queimadas – Caldeirão Verde levada tour by renting a car. Our app will help you with this.
There are two beaches on your way to the levada where you can swim if you wish.
Machico sandy beach. Walking along the levada, you can take a dip in the clear sea water on your way back to Machico and you will relax and rejuvenate.
This picturesque cove is where the official history of Madeira begins. The official history of the archipelago dates back to 1418, when João Gonçalves Zarco, in command of a single-masted vessel of 30 tons displacement, reached the island of Porto Santo and the following year, on 1 July, reached Madeira, namely the bay of the future town of Machico.
According to one legend, the town was named after Robert Machim who was beached by a storm long before the Portuguese, along with his beloved Anna D'Arfet, on an unknown land.
Faial Municipal Beach. This beach is the most popular in this part of Madeira.
It meets all health and hygiene regulations and is accessible for disabled people.
It is practically a pool in the open ocean, allowing you to "choose" the height of the ocean waves while being closely monitored by lifeguards.
There's also a very good sports infrastructure: beach football, handball and volleyball. There are seawater pools for children and a playground for families with children. And if it's time for lunch - you can also have a delicious lunch here in the restaurant, enjoying the view of the endless ocean.