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.
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.