Located at the north eastern end of the beautiful Madeira Island, the city and municipality of Machico combines history, scenery, beaches and great weather to provide the ideal self catering holiday destination. Popular with families, couples and friends, visitors will find that there are some excellent holiday rentals available in the Machico area of Madeira, ranging from rural retreats to beachside bungalows.
Madeira Island is one of two inhabited islands in the archipelago called Madeira. This Portuguese region is situated 360 miles off the coast of Morocco and 535 miles south of Lisbon, Portugal, giving Machico a near subtropical climate. This great weather means many visitors renting self catering accommodation in Machico come to enjoy the sandy beaches and villa swimming pools on offer.
When not basking in the warm sun, the Machico area has many other attractions too. The city itself, although the third largest in Madeira, is quite compact and surrounded by mountains and forests. The harbour promenade is a popular spot for watching yachts come and go and for views back towards the city. The mountains are very scenic and popular with walkers and hikers, as are the Levadas aqueducts, built in the 1900’s. Numerous fishing villages also line the shores of the Machico area where you’ll find a more relaxed pace of life.
A little further away from your Machico self catering accommodation you’ll find that Madeira has much to offer. The city of Santa Cruz is just a little way to the south whilst further along the coastline is the largest city and capital of Madeira, Funchal. Funchal has many attractions including historical buildings such as the Santa Clara Convent, and the cathedral, plus the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
Holidaying in Machico, Madeira you’ll enjoy an oceanic subtropical climate which is especially great on the coast all year round. Humidity is quite low, adding to the appeal of Machico accommodation, and the Gulf Stream warms the sea waters to a pleasant 26°C in the summer. The mild winter weather makes Machico holidays popular all year round.
Madeira International Airport is a stone’s throw from Machico so getting to your self catering accommodation will be quick and easy. Numerous airlines fly routes from the UK to Madeira; these include major airlines such as British Airways and TAP Air Portugal, as well as budget airline easyJet and holiday charters including Thomas Cook, Thomson, First Choice Airways and more.