Guided tour

Full-Day Ponta de São Lourenço Natural Reserve

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom
Guided tour

Full-Day Ponta de São Lourenço Natural Reserve

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom

From US$ 42.83 per person

Named after the caravel sailed by João Gonçalvez Zarco, who upon approaching this piece of land shouted to his shipmates, "São Lourenço, that's enough!" Go on an amazing walk with breathtaking views of the landscape and ocean.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
From Funchal, Caniço and Machico
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Explore the long thin volcanic origin peninsula at the eastern end of Madeira Island
  • Visit Ponta de São Lourenço, part of the European Network of Important Community Sites -NATURA 2000
  • Have the chance to see many protected seabirds that nest there
Full description
This walk runs along the eastern peninsula of Madeira Island, where you can see different vegetation from the rest of the island with its lack of trees and low vegetation such as the Everlasting (Helichrysum devium Johns) and the Ice Flower (Mezembryanthenmum crystallinum).  The Ponta de São Lourenço is classified as a partial natural reserve and part of the European network of important community sites - Natura 2000. At this location, several protected seabirds such as the Cory's shearwater, the Madeiran storm-petrel, the Bulwer’s petrel and the common tern nest here. You can see other bird species such as the Berthelot's pipit, the goldfinch and the canary. Along the way, you will be amazed by the fantastic scenery with Deserted Islands to the south and the Islands of Porto Santo to the north (if the weather permits). From this walk, it is possible to see the northern and southern coasts of Madeira. When arriving to the end of this path, you will reach Casa do Sardinha. After a few minutes of rest, return by the same path.
  • Official mountain guide
  • Transport
  • Insurance (required by Portuguese law)
  • Food
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with vertigo
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sports shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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February 26, 2023


Great experience! Pick-up was on time and on the way to the hike we stopped two times for pictures, a bathroom break and the opportunity to buy some food at a bakery. The hike had a medium difficulty. It's a one way track with a loop at the end. Through out the hike you have amazing views and enough time to take pictures. The guide makes occasional stops at the most picturesque places. He also gave us lots of interesting information about the plants. Overall IT was one of the best hikes and Samuel was the best hiking guide we had in Madeira.

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February 14, 2023

Sehr schöne Landschaft und nette kleine Tour (ca. 2,5 Std - mit vielen Fotopausen). Erfahrener Guide, der zu etlichen Besonderheiten wie Pflanzen kurze Erläuterungen gegeben hat.

October 12, 2022


Product ID: 70025