Caniço is more charming than a chocolate on a pillow. It’s much quieter than Funchal, so if you want to switch off a bit and explore the island – this is the place for you.
There’s a small square where you can have a look around the lovely shops and restaurants. Go a little further down to the coast for the promenade to get sea views and sunny bathing platforms.
Love diving and snorkelling? You’re in the perfect spot…
Water babies, walk this way
The Garajau Partial Natural Reserve is a marine reserve that was set up to keep underwater life thriving. You’ll be dropping into crystal-clear waters to see giant manta rays and the dusky grouper – among many others.
Pop to the top
The Cristo Rei lookout point never fails to impress – there’s the incredible view but you’ll definitely be getting your phone out for a shot of the dramatic Cristo Rei statue.
Basecamp for exploration
Caniço makes a great base for exploring the island and having somewhere relaxing to come back to. If you get the urge to pick up the pace, you can take a quick trip to Funchal for all the perks of city living – there’s a super reliable bus which makes it easy to get to.
Make the most of the great outdoors
There’s a huge amount of activities in Madeira so choose what takes your fancy – the Levadas walking trails, boat trips, dolphin watching, festivals, events and lots of lovely local food.
Why book a summer holiday in Caniço with Inghams?
With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Caniço include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.
At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.
Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).