Trekking on the peninsula St. Lawrence (Ponta de São Lourenço) in the north-east of Madeira. It's a great place for easy trekking with amazing views - the route is about 6 kilometers both ways. It is worth going there in the afternoon - we arrived at the beginning of the trail before 5 pm. There were no problems with a place for a car in the parking lot, the trail was almost empty, and the setting sun beautifully lit the rocks... It's a great place for photographers - there are beautiful sunrise and sunset here
Photo from the viewpoint (Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto) on the Peninsula of St. Lawrence in Madeira. You have to come here to see this beautiful landscape in the morning and in the evening.
We went for a walk about 5 pm. There were no tourists on the trail.
Hiking on the St. Lawrence peninsula
The trail on the São Lourenço peninsula is neither difficult nor long. There is no shade on the way during the walk, and the sun shines strongly ... so you should take water to drink with you and a hat or cap on your head. It is also worth taking a bathing suit because there are beaches along the trail and you can swim in the ocean.
...and what to write here ... nature has prepared a beautiful spectacle - amazing rock forms and mesmerizing colors of the ocean ... you can stand and admire for hours ...
Beach at the St. Lawrence Peninsula
A small pebble beach on the São Lourenço peninsula - you can sunbathe and swim in the ocean here. I marked the exact location of the beach on the map.
The coast of Madeira is rather rocky - steep cliffs fall into the ocean - this is not an island of many beaches.
In our ranking of the best routes in Madeira, trekking on the St. Lawrence peninsula (Ponta de São Lourenço) is in second place. Number one is still: Pico Ruivo trekking.
The Casa do Sardinha hostel is in the distance.
View at the end of the peninsula and two small islands: Cevada and Farol. There is a lighthouse (Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço) on the last island.
On the way back we decided to cool down a bit in the ocean. I recommend the "beach" Praia das Sardinhas near the Casa do Sardinha hostel.
We were coming back at sunset stopping every few steps to photograph and admire the views ...
There are places in this world
There are places in this world where time stops ... or at least slows down ...
Evening on the Peninsula of St. Lawrence in Madeira. There are islands of Ilhas Desertas on the horizon.
Madeira is beautiful!
There are many wonderful places her...!
So small is the island... but so beautiful...
You can stand here for hours and just watch ...
We will definitely be back!
Doesn't this flare photographed with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-100 mm f / 4.0 look interesting?
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We stayed here:
Dorisol Estrelicia Hotel, Funchal Madeira
Hotel Dorisol Estrelicia in Funchal, Madeira
R. da Casa Branca, 9004-535 Funchal, Madeira Portugalia
The advantage of this hotel is its location, spacious rooms with balcons, good food, car parking and Wi-Fi included in the price.
If you come to explore the island and Funchal it is a very good choice.
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