Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Machico

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation 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-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Machico a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around Machico

Fly into Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Machico?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,603 vacation rentals near Machico. From 392 Houses to 954 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Machico for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Machico?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Machico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santo da Serra Golf Club: 1,809 vacation rentals
  • Ponta de Sao Lourenco: 1,522 vacation rentals
  • Sao Lourenco Point: 1,509 vacation rentals
  • Anthia Diving Center: 1,717 vacation rentals
  • Funchal: 1,787 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Machico! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Machico?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Machico:

  • Funchal: 1,787 rentals
  • Arco Da Calheta: 1,128 rentals
  • Porto Santo: 54 rentals
  • Ponta Do Sol: 1,457 rentals
  • Estreito da Calheta: 1,064 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Machico?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Machico. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santo da Serra Golf Club: 1,809 rentals
  • Ponta de Sao Lourenco: 1,522 rentals
  • Sao Lourenco Point: 1,509 rentals
  • Anthia Diving Center: 1,717 rentals
  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,507 rentals

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

Explore destinations around Machico

Funchal
1,787 vacation rentals
Arco Da Calheta
1,128 vacation rentals
Porto Santo
54 vacation rentals
Ponta Do Sol
1,457 vacation rentals
Estreito da Calheta
1,064 vacation rentals
Caniço
1,468 vacation rentals
Porto Moniz
1,132 vacation rentals
Ponta Delgada
173 vacation rentals
Câmara De Lobos
2,218 vacation rentals
Sao Vicente
2,292 vacation rentals
Lombo Do Doutor
1,070 vacation rentals
Ribeira Brava
2,195 vacation rentals
Santa Cruz
1,416 vacation rentals
Madalena do Mar
1,038 vacation rentals
Santana
1,730 vacation rentals
Porto da Cruz
1,605 vacation rentals
Gaula
1,464 vacation rentals
Camacha
1,490 vacation rentals
Santo António Da Serra
1,462 vacation rentals
Canhas
1,219 vacation rentals