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 perfect for walking, hiking and relaxing in direct contact with Nature.
Among the diverse flora found in this forest park, the most noteworthy are the beautiful specimens of tree species typical of the Laurissilva, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. We can highlight, for example, the presence of Til (Ocotea foetens), centenary Madeiran heather (Erica platycodon subsp. Maderincola), laurel (Picconia excelsa), or Madeira blueberry (Vaccinium padifolium)).
The lively landscape of the Queimadas Forest Park 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 harterti), the grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea schmitzi) or the chaffinch (Fringila coelebs madeirensis).).
You will also find here the Casa de Abrigo das Queimadas (shelter), 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.