A holiday in Machico offers a more laid back type of Madeira holiday compared to Funchal. Located in the South eastern corner of Madeira, Machico is the former capital of the island and still has a busy harbour used by the local fishermen. Machico is well populated with a range of shops and restaurants and combined with Machico’s traditional atmosphere makes this town a perfect holiday destination.
A Machico holiday offers a wealth of places to see and things to do. The popular pebble beach spans around the bay while the islands only black sand beach is close by, offering plenty of opportunities for sun seekers to soak up a few rays while the promenade offers a charming walk to the harbour during the afternoons. Culture lovers can explore the oldest church in Madeira located in the centre of Machico or just wander through the towns many side streets and squares. A Machico holiday is also a great way to explore the green hills and valleys of Madeira with the famous ‘levados’ within a short distance.
Mercury Direct has made booking your holiday to Machico easier than ever. We have a range of options on offer, including great value package holidays, saving you money; so you can spend your holiday exploring the beautiful countryside that Madeira has to offer with out worrying about anything else.
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.