Ponta de Sao Lourenco Madeira, a peninsula and protected area, in other words a national park. Very interesting and impressive place for both the eye and the body. It is located in the eastern part of the island of Madeira and you have to be a real adventurer to take a walk on the rocks.
It is very charismatic and wild here, there is a lot of wind and the weather is very erratic. The rocks are very colorful with a predominance of brown and red colors. The photos I have attached to the article are in close-up and it is clear how beautiful it is here. In short, a wonderful place! To get here, the starting point is the town of Canical - Machico municipality.
The terrain is rocky and in some places there is grassy vegetation. If you are lucky enough to be here and the weather is nice and clear, you will take nice panoramic photos of the Atlantic Ocean and the sheer cliffs of Ponta de Sao Lourenco Madeira. If you look at some rock formations, you may think of different figures of animals and people.
Absolutely unique landscape, typical for the rest of Madeira. The difference is that it is very wild and unique here, with no human intervention. Here you can find unusual species of plants that are found on the well-designed trail for tourists. Spanish artichoke, immortelle, crystal grass and other native species.
There are two rocky beaches, and only one is suitable for bathing Prainha de Canical, but they are beautiful for photos. The ocean is blue-green, the high waves crashing into the volcanic shore, making splashes rising ten meters and making the air salty. The majesty of nature here is tangible and perfect. The entire eco-trail of Ponta de Sao Lourenco Portugal is 3 km to the end point, very well secured with steps and lanes.
The highest part above the ocean is 110 meters and the lowest 5 meters. Most tourists come here early in the morning to see the sunrise over the sea horizon. We walked for 3 hours because in many places we stopped to meditate and enjoy the beautiful views and landscapes. Towards the end of the trail it is very steep and tiring to climb, especially if you are not used to long walks.
There is no way to explain in words what we saw, but the photos they took answer all the questions. At Ponta de Sao Lourenco Madeira, you realize how ideal nature is on Earth and how insignificant we humans are. Vanity and worries are unnecessary here, far from civilization.
Here are some figures on how much it costs: a rental car for 45 euros a day, about 20 liters of petrol you need for 34 euros, and the entrance to the eco-trail of Ponta de Sao Lourenco Madeira is free.