The city of today is very different from its fennel growing, pirate days of old. It is now a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning hotels, warm all year round climate, incomparable natural beauty.

Ponta do Sol owes its name to the presence of an edge of rock that goes into the sea, and which reflects the sun’s rays.  A place where you may celebrate the sun rise as well as the sunset.

is a historic city and the second most populated on the Island. Situated towards the eastern part, Machico was the first capital of Madeira. It has a lifeguarded pebble and sand beach equipped with showers and W.C. And for those who enjoy diving there is a marine reserve on the coast, a popular place for divers.