The Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1999, is one of Madeira's most sacred and protected natural treasures. Fanal is one of the places where this forest has the most vivid coverage.

It is, therefore, one of the most emblematic points of the municipality of Porto Moniz (and the archipelago). Situated between Ribeira da Janela and the Paul da Serra plateau, it is famous for its centenary laurel (Ocotea foetens) forest, where some specimens date back to before the discovery of the island. Its unique beauty gives this space an unparalleled mystical atmosphere.

The best way to get to know the natural charms of the Forest Police Station of Fanal is through the various trails that cross it. This is the case, among others, of the PR13 Vereda do Fanal and PR14 Levada dos Cedros hiking trails. An opportunity to come into close contact with the vibrant nature of this area which is part of the European Network of Sites of Community Importance - Natura 2000 Network.

Fanal is therefore an ideal place to enjoy moments of contemplation and relaxation - this area is classified as a 'Rest and Quiet Reserve' by the Madeira Natural Park.

Fanal is one of the most emblematic places in Porto Moniz. Known for its centenary laurel forest, it is a privileged space to come into contact with the exuberance of the Laurissilva.

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