The natural splendour of this region is evident in its luscious forests, the volcanic forces which sculpted the landscape and an erosion against the rolling hillside that surrounds the village. Sao Vicente, with its breathtaking scenery and the recently restored village centre, along with a remarkable architectural framework, is one of the most picturesque spots in Madeira.
The temperatures in Sao Vicente are very mild: during the winter they rarely drop below 14C and in the summer temperatures average 28C. Given the ideal weather conditions and a good selection of amenities which can be enjoyed in the town's centre, this remote yet picture-postcard resort it perfect for visitors seeking leisurely hikes and utter immersion in the island's natural beauty.
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.