Not too far from Funchal is the awe inspiring cliff drop of Cabo Girao and the fishing village of Camara de Lobos.
Cabo Girao is around 20-30 minutes drive from Funchal and arriving there you drive higher and higher up the winding roads until you are high, high up. There is a car park when you reach Cabo Girao and a viewing point with railings where you can peer over the edge and enjoy views of the steep drop below. There are plans to develop a new viewing area with glass floors in the future.
Cabo Girao is one of the highest cliff drops in the world with a drop nearing 600 feet from the cliff top to sea level and well worth a visit – looking down you feel as if you are looking down from an airplane.
Book a self-catering holiday apartment in Funchal for a week or two of Madeiran sunshine.