Located in the municipality of Santana, on the north coast of the island of Madeira, the Queimadas Forest Park is an excellent place to observe the Laurissilva Forest's characteristic biological richness.
It is ideal for walking, hiking and relaxing in contact with a green landscape.
Among the diverse flora in the Queimadas Forest Park, the most noteworthy are the beautiful specimens of typical Laurissilva tree species, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
We can highlight, for example, the presence of several specimens of Til (Ocotea foetens), century-old heather (Erica platycodon subsp. Maderincola), Pau branco (Picconia excelsa), or Madeira blueberry (Vaccinium padifolium).
The lively landscape is complemented by the bird species that can often be seen here.
We are talking about animals such as the endemic firecrest (Regulus madeirensis) and the Madeira pigeon (Columba trocaz), but also the buzzard (Buteo buteo harterti), the grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea schmitzi) or the chaffinch (Fringila coelebs madeirensis).
In the Queimadas Forest Park you will also find the shelter Casa de Abrigo das Queimadas, which maintains the original features of the old Casas de Santana, such as the thatched roof, and access to various hiking trails, such as PR 9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde or the trail that leads to Pico das Pedras.
The Queimadas Forest Park is home to precious flora typical of Madeira's Laurissilva Forest. It is the perfect place to relax and walk in contact with natural landscapes of outstanding beauty.