The geographical position of the Ponta do Rosto viewpoint offers a rare characteristic: from there it is possible to see both the north and south coasts of the island of Madeira.
Located in the São Lourenço Peninsula, the Ponta do Rosto viewpoint makes it possible to enjoy a landscape dominated by steep coastal cliffs (very relevant from a geomorphological point of view).
Furthermore, this area located in the parish of Caniçal, on the eastern tip of the island, deserves special attention for the richness of its flora and fauna.
The semi-arid climate and exposure to northern winds explains the low vegetation and the absence of trees that can be seen from the Ponta do Rosto viewpoint - a landscape contrasting sharply with Madeira's typically green sceneries. This area is home to rare plants and a diversified fauna.
In this chapter, it is worth noting one of the largest colonies of seagulls in the region and protected sea birds, such as Cory's shearwaters and Bulwer's petrels.
In addition to this diverse natural setting, the Ponta do Rosto viewpoint enjoys a unique perspective of the Atlantic immensity.
On clear days, it is possible to see the island of Porto Santo.
Located at Ponta de São Lourenço, on the eastern tip of the island of Madeira, the Ponta do Rosto viewpoint offers a great view over the north and south coasts.