Located on one of the slopes of the Foz da Ribeira do Faial, in the municipality of Santana, the Guindaste viewpoint offers a breathtaking view over the north coast of Madeira. It is the ideal place to contemplate the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean that bathes the island.
This viewpoint is known for the outstanding beauty of its surroundings. It is an idyllic setting, marked by the harmony between the green mountains, the imposing cliffs that mark the coastal geology and the clear tone of the seawater. From here visitors can view the pebble beach of Foz da Ribeira do Faial and the peculiar geological structure next to it, a prismatic or columnar disjunction, resulting from lava flows.
In the same way, the Guindaste viewpoint allows you to enjoy a complete panoramic view over the north coast of the island of Madeira, from Faial to Ponta de São Lourenço at the eastern end of the island, passing by the monumental rock formation of Penha d'Águia. On days with very good visibility, it is also possible to see from this viewpoint the island of Porto Santo, to the northeast.
On one of the slopes of the Foz da Ribeira do Faial, the Guindaste viewpoint is the ideal place from which to observe the north coast of the island of Madeira.