Santa Cruz holidays
Situated on the beautiful east coast of the Portuguese island of Madeira, Santa Cruz is an attractive and fashionable tourist destination with plenty of activities, great food and a popular beach scene.
Out and about on Santa Cruz holidays
A relatively new feature, the Santa Cruz Aqua Park is a fantastic day out for all the family. There are two swimming pools (one for kids), five toboggan rides, four fast slides, and a lazy river that runs around the complex.
Santa Cruz is home to an outstanding 27-hole golf course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, The Santo Sierra Golf Club hosts the annual Madeira Island Open (part of the PGA European Tour) and is considered one of Europe’s finest courses.
The lido in Santa Cruz, although not as grand as the one in Funchal, is a fantastic complex of saltwater swimming pools overlooking the beach, it is very popular with bathers in the summer.
Santa Cruz’s main beach is one of the most popular on the whole island. With a constant lifeguard service, it is an excellent choice for families with small children, and there are also plenty of water sport activities on offer. The beach has its own dive centre, so you can experience Madeira’s colourful and diverse underwater world.
The nearby historic village of Machico is arguably the most fascinating town on the island. It is home to Capela dos Milagres, the islands oldest church, as well as two forts that once defended the coast from pirate attacks.
Madeira, due to its mid-ocean position, is a whale and dolphin spotting paradise. During the summer, dozens of species of both whales and dolphin can be seen off the shores of the island, and there are numerous boating safaris opportunities scattered across the island.
Santa Cruz has a fine range of chic cafes and fashionable restaurants. The area is famous for its exquisite seafood delicacies that include grilled limpets, red sea bream and snails!
The apple cider, made locally, is particularly well-appreciated on the island!
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