Things to do in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Our most recommended things to do in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Madeira: Skywalk, Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools, and Fanal Tour

1. Madeira: Skywalk, Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools, and Fanal Tour

Sail towards the northern coast of Portugal to explore the natural volcanic pools in Seixal, lava pools in Porto Moniz, Cabo Girão, Paul da Serra, and other sights. Swim in the tranquil waters of the pools before exploring the famous Fanal Laurisilva forest. You will depart from Funchal and head towards San Vicente along the north coast. Visit one of the most famous viewpoints, where you can look out to Porto Santo Island in clear weather. You will also be able to see the waterfall resembling a bride's veil, named Veu da Noiva. Next, stop at the natural volcanic pools in Seixal, where you can swim in crystal waters. Also visit Porto Moniz's lava pools and Paul da Serra, the biggest plateau on the island at nearly 1500 meters high. This beautiful place provides stunning views and is an ideal spot for lunch. Visit Fanal, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal filled with centenary trees. As the last stop, go to Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second highest in the world. Try out the suspended glass floor viewpoint. Finally, return to your accommodation. 

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

2. From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Funchal on a full-day scenic tour of the west of Madeira. Admire the unspoiled natural beauty of the area and visit the charming villages of Câmara de Lobos and Porto Moniz. Following pickup from selected hotels in Funchal, pass through the traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Continue to Cabo Girão Skywalk, Europe's highest cliff skywalk at 589m. Next, head towards the Ribeira Brava and go north through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. Upon arrival at Encumeada, enjoy an incredible view of the south and north coast of the island. Cross a mountain pass, and witness the rugged beauty of the north coast, where Atlantic rollers deposit white surf on the cliffs. Traverse Madeira's highest plateau, and enjoy more spectacular panoramas. Continue to São Vicente on Madeira’s north coast. Visit the beautiful village of Porto Moniz and take 1 hour for lunch, as well as time to admire the volcanic swimming pools. Finish your tour at Paul da Serra to see one of the biggest natural reserves in the world.

From Funchal: West Madeira Island Guided Trip & Laurisilva

3. From Funchal: West Madeira Island Guided Trip & Laurisilva

. Câmara de Lobos - The tour starts with a 20 to 30 minute stop at this beautiful fishing village, where you can see the fishing boats of scabbard fish and drink the famous Poncha. . Cabo Girão - The tour continues to this amazing viewpoint over a seacliff with a suspended glass platform where you can admire the panoramic views of Câmara de lobos and Funchal. .Ribeira Brava - The tour makes a passage through this charming Village. .Fanal - Leaving Ribeira Brava, the tour continues towards Fanal where you will be able to see and appreciate the centenarie trees of a part of the Laurissilva Forest. . Ribeira da Janela - This stop is a superp viewpoint that shows you 60% of the magnificent north cost. . Porto Moniz - After, the tour goes to the biggest stop. At Porto Moniz the stop is between 1 hour and a half to two hours that you can enjoy your lunch break and a swim at the natural volcanic pools. . Seixal - Stoping at the harbor of Seixal for you to enjoy the view of the dramatic cliffs crushing the water and the opportunity to have a walk in one of the most black sand beaches of the Island. . Bride's Veil - To end this splendid tour is a viewpoint with a waterfall that resembles a bride's veil.

Tour to the West of Madeira

4. Tour to the West of Madeira

Discover the highlights of Madeira's beautiful landscapes and charming towns on this guided tour in a comfortable vehicle, with pickup and drop-off included. Stop at Camara de Lobos, the Ribeira Brava and visit the village of São Vicente. After pick-up from your hotel, make your way to Camara de Lobos where beautiful landscapes were painted by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1950s. The drive takes you along the old narrow roads of Estreito de Camara de Lobos, where the vines were first introduced and still exist today. Admire the banana plantations and sugarcane on the steepy terraces that sometimes are difficult to get to. Visit Madeira's pride and Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second-highest in the world. Discover the breathtaking views over the mountains and sea and old agricultural terraces still planted today. Then, the route descends to Ribeira Brava, visit old monuments including the church. Continue the drive through to Paul da Serra Madeira´s popular flat plateau at 1500m above sea level. Embrace the beautiful laurel forest views through Madeira´s little green Scotland, where the oldest Laurel Trees and endemic vegetation that grows and embraces the long Rabaçal Valley, to Porto Moniz valley, well known for its natural volcanic pools in the summer. Spend 2 hours and in the winter 1 and half hours there. A stop for lunch or a light snack follows after (not included in the price). The tour continues along the north coast where waterfalls are visible. Drive through the village of Seixal, well known for its black natural volcanic beach and wine terraces which continues right through São Vicente. Appreciate Portugal's own little "Hawai" due to the high wave attraction in the winter and surfing attraction nature will escort up to the Encumeada Pass, where the North meets the South at 1007 meters above sea level (this stop will depend on the weather conditions). At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

From Funchal: Sea Cliffs and Wine Tasting 4WD Tour

5. From Funchal: Sea Cliffs and Wine Tasting 4WD Tour

Depart Funchal by open 4WD vehicle and journey to one of the island's most impressive views. Go to Cabo Girão on the southern coast, where a glass-floored viewing platform was installed in October 2012 and the Cabo Girão Skywalk is the highest in Europe. Marvel at hues of intense depth and clarity, enhanced by the constant light of a warm and inviting sun. Travel along the island's steep and serpentine roads and enter an exotic part of Madeira known only to a few. Benefit from the services of a local guide as you get uninterrupted views from your open-top 4x4 vehicle and visit Câmara de Lobos, where Sir Winston Churchill was inspired to paint the landscape. We will stop at a local bar, where you can try some local/traditional drinks and the famous, "poncha."

Cabo Girao Cliff and Mountains 4x4 Experience

6. Cabo Girao Cliff and Mountains 4x4 Experience

Start your tour with hotel pickup and set off to explore the landscapes of Madeira. Drive past the plantations at Ribeira da Alforra, where a wide variety of vegetables and fruits grow. Arrive at Cabo Girao Cliff and stroll along the glass skywalk, 580 meters above the ground. Head through the forest to the viewpoints Boca da Corrida and Boca dos Namorados, for mountaintop panoramas. On the return trip, pass the vineyards of Estreito Camara de Lobos. Admire the colorful fishing boats in Camara de Lobos, a village that inspired Winston Churchill’s paintings, before being dropped back at your hotel.

From Funchal: West Madeira Trip with Cabo Girao Skywalk

7. From Funchal: West Madeira Trip with Cabo Girao Skywalk

From the highest Sea Cliff in Europe to the most incredible Natural Pools on the Island, this tour promises to be an amazing event, with mountain views, ocean views and even a levada walk. We provide a special experience. We use old roads mostly and we have a levada walk included. At no point of the trip will you feel rushed. Points of Interest : Câmara de Lobos (30 minutes) Cabo Girão (20 minutes) Ribeira Brava (30 Minutes) São Vicente (25 Minutes) Porto Moniz (1h30) (Natural Pools - Lunch Stop) Paúl da Serra - Levada do Alecrim (walk - 30 minutes) Encumeada (20 minutes) Seixal Waterfall

From Funchal: Private Tour of Western Madeira Island

8. From Funchal: Private Tour of Western Madeira Island

Discover Madeira's west side on this day trip from Funchal. Begin the tour with a 20- to 30-minute stop at Câmara de Lobos, a beautiful fishing village, where you can see the fishing boats of scabbard fish and drink the famous Poncha. Continue to Cabo Girão, an amazing viewpoint over a sea cliff with a suspended glass platform. There, admire the panoramic views of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. Next, make a passage through the charming village of Ribeira Brava before continuing toward Fanal, where you will be able to see and appreciate the centenary trees, which are part of the Laurissilva Forest. Then go to Ribeira da Janela, a superb viewpoint where you can see about 60 percent of the magnificent north coast. Continue on to Porto Moniz, where you will stay for 1.5 to 2 hours. There, enjoy your lunch break and a swim in the natural volcanic pools. Later, stop at the harbor of Seixal, where you can enjoy the view of the dramatic cliffs and crashing the water. Take a walk on one of the island's black sand beaches. End this splendid tour at Bride's Veil, a viewpoint with a waterfall that gets its name because of its resemblance a bride's veil.

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What people are saying about Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,894 reviews

Great tour, easygoing and knowledgeable tour guide. Stunning views. I appreciate that the van slowed down or stopped for a few seconds to show us to take photos. We were unlucky with the weather and the volcanic pools at Porto Moniz were closed due to the high waves but it was a beautiful trip anyway. The only thing it would be great for them to include is the Cascata dos Anjos waterfall

This tour exceeded our expectations and it was so much fun to get a view of the best places of the island. Our tourguide Gil Sousa was very knowledgeable and friendly which made the tour even better

Great experience, saw the most popular points and our guide Carlos was really nice (Secret Madeira)

Great day out to see a lot of the island in one go Our guide Paulo was excellent 11/10

The trip is economic and excellent. The best way to explore madeira.