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 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)

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 highlights

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)

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.

Where to stay around Machico?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,562 holiday lettings near Machico. From 399 Houses to 901 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Machico is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Machico?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Machico:

  • Sao Pedro: 534 holiday homes
  • Monte: 124 holiday homes
  • Santo Antonio: 144 holiday homes
  • Santa Maria Maior: 462 holiday homes
  • Imaculado Coracao de Maria: 378 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Machico?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Machico. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Santo da Serra Golf Club: 1,769 holiday lettings
  • Sao Lourenco Point: 1,480 holiday lettings
  • Palheiro Gardens: 2,318 holiday lettings
  • Funchal Marina: 2,446 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Theme Park: 2,439 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Machico listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Machico?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 399 Houses in Machico. Our other popular types of Machico holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 901 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 149 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 908 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Machico?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 458 holiday homes with pool available in Machico. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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