Pico do Facho Viewpoint

Overlooking the Machico valley, Pico do Facho Viewpoint offers visitors an extremely beautiful panoramic view. This is one of the most privileged sites to contemplate Madeira's east coast.

This observatory is located on a path that, before reaching the Caniçal tunnel, goes up to the summit of Pico do Facho. It is a site filled with historical symbolism for the region: due to its altitude, large bonfires were lit here in the old days when it was necessary to warn the population about the arrival of enemy vessels.

The Pico do Facho Viewpoint is located at an altitude of 280 metres and offers a unique observation point over the city of Machico. It also offers a panoramic view that allows seeing the mountain peaks of central Madeira and Ponta de São Lourenço, on the eastern tip of the island, and the Desertas Islands (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande and Bugio) to the southeast.

Equally, a visit to the Pico do Facho Viewpoint allows you to see the relationship between the relief of the island of Madeira and its ancient volcanic history.


Localizado a norte de Machico, o Miradouro do Pico do Facho permite vislumbrar o vale desta cidade, os picos da zona central da ilha ou a Ponta de São Lourenço.

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