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Canico, Madeira

Canico Holidays

Canico holidays allow you to get a real feel for Madeira, while still having all the facilities you would expect from a holiday resort. A fishing town, Canico is located about 5 miles east of Funchal making it easy to get into the capital during your holiday. Canico is one of the slightly larger resorts on the island but still retains a peaceful atmosphere making it a popular holiday destination for families and couples.

Plenty to see on a Canico Holiday

First to explore on a Canico Holiday is the village of Canico which is located slightly inland from the resort and offers a multitude of sights to see including the church which dates from the 18th century and the pretty town square or ?praca?. Canico village also contains a number of bars and restaurants making it the perfect place to spend the evenings of your holiday experiencing the local Madeiran cuisine and culture. For those wanting to go a bit further afield during their holiday to Canico by leaving the village and travelling along the coast or into the interior of Madeira, you will see the amazing countryside that has made this island so popular with visitors.

Canico holidays ? A resort with great facilities

Book a holiday to Canico and you will never be stuck with what to do next. The adventurous on a Canico holiday should head down to the resorts pebble beach where they have access to a wide range of water sports. This area of the island is reputedly the best location in Madeira for scuba diving with a great range of sea life to be seen. For those who step away from the water there are a number of golf courses nearby Canico.

Weather and Climate

The climate of Madeira is similar to that found around the Mediterranean or coastal California - Madeira has mild winters, and generally warm, sunny summers. The ocean moderates the climate so the island never suffers extreme heat or extreme cold. Winter months are slightly wetter - especially in mountain regions, however these spells only last a day or two at a time. In winter there is typically 5 - 6 hours of sunshine, and in Summer there can be up to 8.

Madeira Temperatures

Canico Highlights

  • Five miles east of Funchal
  • Good choice of bars and restaurants

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 3½ - 4 hours
  • Minimum temperature: 18°C
  • Maximum temperature: 24°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Portuguese, English

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