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Full-Day Ponta de São Lourenço Natural Reserve

Product ID: 70025
Named after the caravel sailed by João Gonçalvez Zarco, who upon approaching this piece of land shouted to his shipmates, "São Lourenço, that's enough!" Go on an amazing walk with breathtaking views of the landscape and ocean.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

From Funchal, Caniço and Machico
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the long thin volcanic origin peninsula at the eastern end of Madeira Island
  • Visit Ponta de São Lourenço, part of the European Network of Important Community Sites -NATURA 2000
  • Have the chance to see many protected seabirds that nest there
Full description
This walk runs along the eastern peninsula of Madeira Island, where you can see different vegetation from the rest of the island with its lack of trees and low vegetation such as the Everlasting (Helichrysum devium Johns) and the Ice Flower (Mezembryanthenmum crystallinum). 

The Ponta de São Lourenço is classified as a partial natural reserve and part of the European network of important community sites - Natura 2000. At this location, several protected seabirds such as the Cory's shearwater, the Madeiran storm-petrel, the Bulwer’s petrel and the common tern nest here. You can see other bird species such as the Berthelot's pipit, the goldfinch and the canary.

Along the way, you will be amazed by the fantastic scenery with Deserted Islands to the south and the Islands of Porto Santo to the north (if the weather permits). From this walk, it is possible to see the northern and southern coasts of Madeira. When arriving to the end of this path, you will reach Casa do Sardinha. After a few minutes of rest, return by the same path.
  • Official mountain guide
  • Transport
  • Insurance (required by Portuguese law)
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with vertigo
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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    4 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    3 / 5
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Sollte Mensch unbedingt gesehen haben auf Madeira.

February 14, 2019


Visita recomendada si se quiere disfrutar de un paisaje natural volcánico, con senderos acondicionados, seguros, una ruta bien guiada con información sobre el entorno que se visita.

August 21, 2018


Ontzettend mooi

Als je in Madeira bent, is deze excursie echt een must-do. Leuke gids en ontzettend mooi natuurgebied.

August 9, 2018

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Product ID: 70025