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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

Beaches

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

Santana

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.

Funchal

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.

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                                                                                                  Tranquility in the Madeiran mountains

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                                                                                                  Quinta do Rosario is as spacious as the photos reveal. Tucked up a mountain with stunning views over the mountains surrounding the property, this place feels like a little paradise. The accommodation was airy and modern with convenient facilities such as dishwasher and washing machine. The house was also equipped with plenty of towels which was neccessary as we used the swimming pool daily. The car ride to Funchal which is a must-see town only took 30 minutes on Madeira's excellent roads. The mountain road leads to great walking and picnic spots worth exploring because of the many views over the island and the ocean. The owners are lovely people. So welcoming and friendly and clearly wanted to make our stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. They also had some good tips on the things to do and see.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
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                                                                                                  Urlaub im Paradies

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                                                                                                  Diese Ferienwohnung hat keine Wünsche offen gelassen. Geschmackvolle Einrichtung, bequeme Betten, paradiesische Ruhe, ein Garten voller Blumen und eine großartige Aussicht auf die Berge haben dazu beigetragen, dass wir uns gut erholt haben. Wir haben jeden Tag genossen! Allerdings sollte man keine Angst vor Eidechsen haben, denn die wohnen auch dort. Wir können diese Wohnung und die Vermittleragentur OurMadeira uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Auch auf das Mietwagen-Angebot der Agentur sollte man eingehen, alles leif schnell und problemlos ab.
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                                                                                                  Fantastic, beautiful & tranquil setting

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                                                                                                  We got lost trying to find the house, but the locals at a nearby bar phoned the owner who kindly escorted us to the property. From the moment we arrived, we felt relaxed. The landscape is beautiful and tranquil. The house had everything we needed for our stay, the beds comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, clean throughout and homely. The ideal location, being slightly mountainous, the air was clean & fresh, not stifling hot like by the coast. We only had one small problem with the water heater, but the owner sorted that out by the time we got back from our day out. Plenty of hot water for 4 adults to shower and for washing up. We really could not have asked for more and look forward to visiting again in the future for a pleasurable and relaxing holiday.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016