Stay in the southeastern area of Canico for a peaceful villa holiday in Madeira, filled with picturesque, unforgettable views. A town of two parts combining old and new, Canico offers its visitors a little bit of everything. On the dramatic coastline is a stretch of pebbled beach where you can soak up the year-round warm weather, swim in the manmade lido and sample some of the freshest seafood along the main promenade. You’ve also got a plethora of fascinating undersea life right on your doorstep at the Garajau Partial Natural Reserve, a marine reserve which offers unparalleled conditions for snorkelling and diving in the turquoise waters.
Take the steep, cobbled path from the coast up to the traditional hillside village to relish the area’s history and culture. Discover the main square, botanical gardens and an 18th-century church as you stroll through the labyrinthine streets. Surrounding the village is lush countryside, which lends itself well to hiking or cycling along the levada trails for the adventurer in us all. The town is conveniently located just ten kilometres from the capital of Funchal which makes for a fun-filled day trip, and there are a handful of golf courses within a 20-minute radius, perfect for practicing your swing.