Where to stay around Sao Vicente?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,014 holiday lettings near Sao Vicente. From 462 Houses to 214 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sao Vicente is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sao Vicente?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sao Vicente. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Caves of Sao Vicente and Volcanism Center: 2,354 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,282 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Casino: 2,252 holiday lettings
  • Funchal Marina: 2,253 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Stadium: 2,189 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sao Vicente listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sao Vicente?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 462 Houses in Sao Vicente. Our other popular types of Sao Vicente holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 214 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 209 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 204 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Sao Vicente?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 400 rural rentals in Sao Vicente. You have also many other possibilities in Sao Vicente area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 399 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 355 holiday rentals
  • Oceanfront rentals: 125 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with private pool in Sao Vicente?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with private pool among our 306 holiday homes with private pool available in Sao Vicente. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental at Sao Vicente, Madeira Island your home away from home

    The small town of Sao Vicente (population 3,439) is on the north coast of Madeira in the North Atlantic Ocean. The town has some amenities including schools, a large parish church, banks and local shops set around the plazas. The red tiled roofs and white washed houses make this a pretty town to choose for a self-catering holiday on Madeira.

    Sao Vicente has some lovely sandy beaches which are a big attraction to the area along with the volcanic caves and lava tubes which are over 1000 metres long.

    Things to Do at Sao Vicente, Madeira Island


    Some of the best beaches on Madeira are along the north coast and Sao Vicente is no exception. They offer ideal surfing conditions along with snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips, sport fishing charters and whale and dolphin spotting.

    Enjoy Local Food and Drink

    Madeira has some fine local and international restaurants which serve mainly fish and seafood. Bread soup is a local delicacy along with "espada com banana", scabbard fish with baked banana. The Madeira wine makes a wonderful dessert wine to round off any meal.

    Walk the Levadas

    Madeira is ideal for walking along the levadas which were aqueducts built centuries ago to carry water down to the agricultural areas on the drier south side of the island. They now provide around 600 miles of scenic paved trails with stunning scenery and waterfalls.

    Places to Visit Near Sao Vicente, Madeira Island


    A little further along the coast from your Sao Vicente holiday villa is the small town of Santana, best known for its traditional A-framed houses, called "palheiros". These tiny houses are covered with thatched straw roofs and are mostly used for storage nowadays. There is also a cable car at Santana which takes visitors past a waterfall on the journey down the cliffs to the shore below.


    The main city on Madeira is Funchal and it is located in a natural amphitheatre around the busy port. The compact city centre has plenty of shops and restaurants along with botanical gardens, historic churches and wine cellars for sampling the locally made fortified wine. The old flower market with its exotic blooms is a popular attraction, along with the Cathedral, the Santa Clara Convent and the Sao Lourenco Palace.

    Cabo Girao

    One of the most popular places to visit from your Sao Vicente villa is the Cabo Girao cliffs. These are some of the world's highest ocean cliffs and offer dizzying views down to the sea 590m (1935 feet) below.

    Weather at Sao Vicente, Madeira Island

    The island's location, close to the Gulf stream, gives Sao Vicente mild winters and sunny summers, making it a popular destination all year-round for visitors. Daily highs range from 20-25°C (68-77°F) making it ideal for holidays all year round. The area does get rain showers between the sunshine.

    Travel to Sao Vicente, Madeira Island

    Madeira's only airport is Funchal International (FNC) Airport which is 30km (20 miles) from your Sao Vicente villa. The best way to reach Sao Vicente is by hiring a car and driving along the scenic mountain roads.

    Activities and attractions in and around Sao Vicente

    Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Sao Vicente a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Madeira Theme Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
    • PR11 Vereda dos Balcões (9.3 mi / 15 km)
    • Funchal Cable Car - Monte Station (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
    • Funchal-Monte Teleferico (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
    • Quinta Da Junta (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
    • Palheiro Golf Club (13.6 mi / 22 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Sao Vicente

    Travellers appreciate the island views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Sao Vicente has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sao Vicente is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Monte Palace Gardens (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
    • Botanical Garden (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
    • Palheiro Gardens (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
    • Caves of Sao Vicente and Volcanism Center (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
    • Seixal Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
    • Laje Beach (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)