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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Machico

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Machico. This romantic city is known for its sporting events, hiking and dolphin watching. Palheiro Gardens and Madeira Stadium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Machico

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Machico a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santo da Serra Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Quinta Da Junta (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • PR11 Vereda dos Balcões (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Madeira Theme Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Palheiro Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Funchal Cable Car - Monte Station (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Machico

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Machico

Machico is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Machico is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palheiro Gardens (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Monte Palace Gardens (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Botanical Garden (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Quinta Da Junta (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Sao Lourenco Point (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Santa Cruz Beach (4.3 mi / 7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Machico

Fly into Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Porto Santo (PXO), which is 32.9 mi (52.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Machico?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,494 holiday lettings around Machico. From 895 flats & apartments to 138 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Machico?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Machico. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porto da Cruz: 1,569 holiday homes
  • Santo da Serra Golf Club: 1,815 holiday homes
  • Sao Lourenco Point: 1,477 holiday homes
  • Anthia Diving Center: 1,732 holiday homes
  • Funchal: 1,672 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Machico! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Machico?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Machico with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Porto da Cruz: 1,569 holiday lettings
  • Estreito da Calheta: 1,115 holiday lettings
  • Sao Goncalo: 1,486 holiday lettings
  • Gaula: 1,464 holiday lettings
  • Ponta Delgada: 519 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Machico?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Machico. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santo da Serra Golf Club: 1,815 holiday rentals
  • Sao Lourenco Point: 1,477 holiday rentals
  • Anthia Diving Center: 1,732 holiday rentals
  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,504 holiday rentals
  • Funchal Marina: 2,454 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Machico listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.