One of the best time of the year to visit Madeira Island is in the Summer, because of the mild subtropical climate.
You will find stunning views and fantastic viewpoints all over Madeira Island. From the sea to the mountains, there are dozens of viewpoints scattered all over the island that offer panoramic views you will not forget. Here are our suggestions for the Top 28 Viewpoints to Visit in Madeira Island during your holidays:
The Faial Fort Viewpoint was built in the 18th century to watch for invaders. The Faial fortlet operates today as a viewpoint and is considered a Monument of Local Value. From here you have wonderfull views all over Faial parish, Penha D’Aguia Rock and Ponta de São Lourenço. On clear days it’s possible to see Porto Santo Island. The viewpoint recreates a military battery, in a semi-circular plan, following the profile of the slope where it is built, with exterior paramount in which two inferior thirds are advanced and with a capstone in ashlar masonry.
The Santa Viewpoint is located in Porto Moniz.
The Pico Ruivo of Paul da Serra Viewpoint is located on the Paul da Serra plateau. This viewpoint offers breathtaking views all over the island. Above you can see São Vicente village and looking around all the central mountain range stunning views.
The Pico da Torre viewpoint Offers a 360º panoramic view over the municipality of Câmara de Lobos and part of Funchal. This viewpoint stands at an elevation of 205 meters and is an excellent spot to observe the Câmara de Lobos city centre, its picturesque bay, the Cabo Girão promontory, the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos village and part of the municipality of Funchal.
The Portela Viewpoint, located between Porto da Cruz and Machico, provides one of the most beautiful landscapes of Madeira. Here you will find magnificent scenery, with mountains that seem to flow down a valley towards the sea.