The town of Caniço in Madeira can be categorised into three distinct zones. These areas are namely, Caniço Town, Caniço de Baixo and Reis Magos.
Although there is not much distance between them they are distinctly different in their atmospheres.
Caniço as a whole is an area of high tourism and stands out for being the smaller “sister” of Funchal. Only a 10 min drive from the city, Caniço has a much more laid back feel to it and just like Funchal the area got its name from a plant. Called Caniços, these plants are long canes that grow abundantly in this area.
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This pretty, quaint little town is nestled high above sea level. In-fact the road to the town can be fairly steep as with many areas in Madeira. The centre has a beautiful little town square where you will find markets, events and festivals taking place throughout the year. A wellness Spa is located at the Quinta Splendida and it also has its own shopping mall plus many cafes and restaurants to enjoy.
Roughly translated this means Caniço Lower and as it says is the lowest part of the town at sea level. This area is the real tourist area with many of the hotels located here. Again it's a sleepy little place were time rushes for no one. The promenade stretches all the way to Reis Magos beach and is a fantastic walk on the shore.
Here you will find most of the locals on the beach or keeping fit by power walking along the promenade. It as an area of contemplation and relaxation and has some amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can also watch the ships sailing in and out of Madeira. The area is very dramatic with high cliffs and a beautiful little beach. Down on the beach you will find a couple of little bars and a fish restaurant. It is also home to the islands wind surfers and is very popular with the Holiday Home renter.
If its a lazy holiday your after then Caniço is perfect however this little town is not some rural village miles from anywhere its simply small. It has shopping malls, Supermarkets and everything a town has but the atmosphere of the town is laid back and unhurried. Walk to Reis Magos and Caniço de Baixo and you will find the more active areas of this town. You can scuba dive, windsurf or simply sunbathe while having drinks and the days catch brought to your table. The whole parish of Caniço is also very convenient for touring the island as it has perfect proximity to the Via Rapida. (Highway) Meaning, if you are a driver, you will not need to navigate any city streets of Funchal. It also has great public transport links with its neighbor Funchal.
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