Nature in Santa Cruz
Among viewpoints, gardens and parks, Santa Cruz is proud to offer a unique contact with nature.
Viewpoint Pico da Atalaia – in Garajau, which offers a view of the Atlantic Ocean but also makes it possible to observe traces of the volcanic origin of the island and in the background are the Deserta Islands.
Viewpoint of Christ the King – in the Tern, this offers a view of the bay of Funchal, the Reserve Garajau, Caniço de Baixo and the Atlantic Ocean. In this there is the statue of Christ the King, which was erected as a promise Advisor Aires Ornelas.
Promenade of Santa Cruz – the sea front of the city, this calls for the sport, a ride that can be traveled by bike or foot, being quite popular during the bathing season. Throughout this are catering services and catering and beach service with beach and pools.
Promenade of Canico – the hotel area of Canico de Baixo, this tour aims to provide good times and good walks to the sea. It is in this promenade that take place on the Promenade Nights of Canico, a party weekend in the summer, where several bands and folk groups give show, following by a wide gastronomic offer in charge of the restaurants and bars.
Rosary viewpoint – rising in the former Regional Highway 101, this enables the view of the center of Santa Cruz, the airport runway of Madeira and the Desertas Islands.
Viewpoint Lombinho – at the top of Rochinha, this allows contemplate a view from the runway at Madeira Airport to the center of Santa Cruz.
Deserta Grande viewpoint – is on the island Deserta Grande, belonging to the municipality of Santa Cruz and is part of the Deserta Islands.
Municipal Garden Santa Cruz – a place to relax close to nature, this is a pleasant walk between vegetation and sculptures in honor of Sister Mary Wilson, the people called “Good Mother” by the sculptor Louis Passion.
Playground Santa Cruz – near the Hotel Vila Gale, this part is a good place for the kids can play. This also provides health support facilities and cafes and terraces.
Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas – also known as Largo da Achada, in the village of Camacha, has a garden and a playground, surrounded by trees and greenery.
Garden Quinta Splendida – Canico, this garden has over a thousand species of plants and flowers, in which 650 are properly identified and some are endemic of Madeira. The Madeira Regional Government awarded the title of “Botanical Garden” at work to welcome and identify the natural heritage and the beauty.
Garden Quinta Dr. Americo Durão – near the Madeira International Airport, this presents some endemic species of flora Madeira as the Dragon Tree, Dracaena draco, and Pinus halepensis, Pinus halepensis.