The Laurissilva Forest is a natural treasure that Madeira preserves with care and pride. The landscapes marked by this forest are characterised by the density and vivacity of its vegetation, leaving no one indifferent. It is one of these settings that visitors of the Cruzinhas viewpoint come across when they arrive at this location.
Located on the Estrada Regional 103, at Cruzinhas, this viewpoint has a wide view over the valley upstream of Ribeira Seca. It is a landscape painted by the vivid tones of the untouched Laurissilva Forest, complemented, on days of good visibility, by the highest peaks that rise imposingly on the horizon.
Enjoying the panoramic view offered by its privileged location on an elevated part of the parish of Faial, the Cruzinhas viewpoint also affords a glimpse of the famous agricultural terraces in the vicinity, characteristic of a substantial part of Madeira's rural landscapes.
There are plenty of reasons, therefore, to come and contemplate the wide view offered by this special place in the municipality of Santana. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some quiet moments together with the unrepeatable (and always so photogenic) natural landscapes that continue to make Madeira famous all over the world.
Located in an elevated area of the parish of Faial, the Cruzinhas viewpoint presents visitors with the valley upstream of Ribeira Seca, dominated by the vivid colours of the Laurissilva Forest.