Faial Santana Madeira

Faial Santana

Faial Santana

May 12, 2020

Faial is a small and picturesque village on the northeast coast of the island, named after a local beech tree (Myrica faya).

Faial in Santana

How to get to Faial?

Directions From Funchal between the freeway towards the Airport and Machico. Following the signs should continue towards Puerto de la Cruz by the former Regional Road 101. Faial is after the village of Porto da Cruz.
You can also go up to Monte towards Poiso, from where it descends to the Ribeiro Frio, then to the Faial.

What to do in Faial?

  • Go to the Foz da Ribeira Beach
  • Visit Fajã da Nogueira Nature Reserve and do the Levada Serra do Faial

Levada Serra do Faial

  • Try karting in Faial
  • Go until the Água D'alto waterfall
  • Take a coffee at the Teahouse of Faial
  • Visit the Teixeira family museum

Viewpoints to visit in Faial

  • Boneca viewpoint
  • Cruzinhas viewpoint
  • Guindaste viewpoint- One of the best ones to watch the sunrise

Faial, Santana

  • Curtado Viewpoint

What to do nearby Faial?

  • Admire Rocha do Navio Nature Reserve
  • Quinta do Arco Rose Garden
  • Visit Madeira's Theme Park
  • Explore Queimadas Park

Queimadas park in santana

Caldeirão verde Santana walk

Photo Credits: https://www.journeyera.com/

Levada do rei

  • Go to the Cabanas viewpoint
  • Go up until Achada do Teixeira viewpoint
  • Visit a ''serragem de água da achadinha''-Located in São Jorge, this is the only water range in operation on the island of Madeira, where we can see how, once, the population used the driving force of water in their day-to-day lives

Water sawmill in Santana

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