Things to see and do - Santana
Leaving for Madeira
Unmissable tourist sites
Santana Travel guide
Santana : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on a coastal plateau, 436m above sea level, Santana is one of Madeira's more pleasant villages. The villagers lived traditionally in quaint wooden cottages with pointed roofs, surrounded by flowery gardens framed by box hedges. Some of them have survived, notably those near Queimadas.
Tourist attractions Santana : Things to see and do
This is the highest point of the island of Madeira. Ruivo peak, which reaches a height of 1862m, has slopes planted with trees and giant ferns and offers an inimitable panoramic view from its summit. It is only accessible to experienced walkers unaff..
Climbing to 883m above sea-level, where you will see cottages that are owned by the government. The trees in this beautiful park, in a tranquil site at the foot of the Pico Ruivo slopes, are reflected in the water of a small pond. Quite difficult pat..
The road which leaves from Santana passes through the Pico das Pedras (where you will find an experimental botanical centre), and continues as far as the car park of the Texeira plateau. From there, a path takes you to Pico Ruivo. As you make your wa..
Sitio Do Serrado P - 9230-116 Santana
Situated in the centre of Santana, this quaint, traditional hotel offers you a peaceful retreat with beautiful views of the mountains and the ocean. Though in a central location, Hotel O Colmo offers a sanctuary of quietness while still being clos..