Hotel Sentido Galomar

  • Madeira, Canico

  • 4

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The Sentido Galomar is an adult-friendly hotel set in an exquisite location, built into the cliffs of Caniço. It offers an enviable position and breath-taking sea-views with a focus towards sustainability. Enjoy days lounging by the outdoor salt water pool or heading down to the bathing platform (not adult-only) where you have direct access to the sea, relax and enjoy the sound of waves lapping against the rocks – is there anything more perfect? 

Fantastic pool and spa facilities

Having undergone a recent renovation the Galomar has been transformed into a modern yet comfortable hotel that’s warm and welcoming. You’ll find a spa onsite where you can enjoy treatments and massages (payable locally), perfect for soothing tired legs after exploring the Levadas of Madeira. There’s an outdoor pool (salt water) that sits on the cliff-top looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean and is a great spot to watch the sunset. There’s also the unique addition of a seawater pool at the bottom of the cliffs at Lido Galomar bathing platform with direct access to the sea.

Take a dive in the ocean

Its not often that a hotel resort is situated in an underwater nature reserve and has a diving school attached to it (bookable and payable locally) and believe us when we say you'll want to dive right into these beautiful waters. These waters are some of most protected in Portugal and are therefore full of marine life.  

Sustainability focused

Located next to an underwater nature reserve, this eco certified hotel recognises the importance of protecting biodiversity, as well as empowering local communities. It generates its own energy via solar panels and displays live energy usage figures for guests in every room.
Its aims include reducing water and chemical use, reducing food waste, planting island endemic species and informing guests about how to respect the local environment. It also supports local charities, including donating 50 meals a week to a homeless support centre.

Added value

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 Support and advice: Over the phone from our local resort team


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 walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • No. of rooms: 77
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Please note there is a tourist tax payable locally of approx. €2 per person per day.


Double Garden View Rooms are approx. 24m² and sleep up to two people.

Double Side Sea View Rooms are approx. 24m² and sleep up to two people with fantastic side sea views.

Double Sea View Rooms are approx. 25m² and sleep up to two people with wonderful sea views.

Suite side sea view rooms sleep two people. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Suite Fitness Side Sea View rooms sleep two people and are ideal for those that love fitness, with some equipment available in the room. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Suite Sentido side sea view rooms  sleep two people. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Theme Suites sleep two people. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

All double rooms are available for sole use on request, please call to book.

Bedroom facilities:

  • Balcony or terrace
  • Energy consumption monitoring system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe


Please note that half board and full board is served in the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galosol restaurant and is not attached to the Hotel Galomar, it is around three minutes walk away (outside) and there are steps on the route.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time approx. 15 minutes from Madeira airport
  • 2.5 kilometres from Caniço centre
  • 100 metres to nearest bus stop
  • 12 kilometres to Funchal centre (there is a bus you can catch)

Spa Ashoka

For those wishing to truly relax you can enjoy the Ashoka spa where you can enjoy a relaxation area, sauna, steam bath and infra-red sauna or enjoy treatments (bookable and payable locally).

Manta Diving Madeira

On site at the hotel you'll find Manta Diving Madeira where those wishing to discover the underwater nature reserve can take part in diving (bookable and payable locally).

Additional hotel facilities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool (located at the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galosol)
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Lounge area
  • Fitness area (located at the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galosol)
  • Squash courts (payable locally)
  • Yoga (subject to hotel schedule, bookable and payable locally)

Breakfast is a delicious buffet served from 8am - 10am.

For half board and full board dinner is at the Restaurant Ondamar in the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galosol which offers a daily themed buffet (the Restaurant Ondamar is not adults-only but has a section for Hotel Sentido Galomar guests). If guests wish to try out the other hotel restaurants then you can receive a credit to use towards your meal and pay locally for any additional charges, booking in advance is necessary. 

The hotels other restaurants and bars (payable locally, please note some are at the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galosol):

Restaurant Atlantico at the Lido Galomar serves an à la carte menu with a particular focus on fish, seafood and grill dishes.

Capoeira Lounge has a selection of delicious wines, cocktails and ice creams.

Pool Bar (at the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galosol) serves snacks, salads, juices, cocktails and ice creams.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on request, please advise at the time of booking.

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