(walking distances in minutes)
- Lido (5 minutes) - It is probably the most popular bathing area in Funchal with two seawater pools (large and small), freshly filled every day by the sea. It also has direct sea access for those who prefer the feeling of swimming in the ocean. Plus restaurant, bar and other facilities.
- Ponta Gorda (10 minutes) - It has direct sea access, two pools and a children's pool with a covered play area, a restaurant and a snack bar.
- Clube Turismo da Madeira (10 minutes) – Private beach with a huge solarium at sea level. It is considered to be the VIP's haunt. Atlantic restaurant with amazing sea views that is open to the public.
- Clube Naval do Funchal (10 minutes) – Private beach with a large solarium at sea level and a harbour. Restaurant and other facilities.
- Doca do Cavacas (15 minutes) - A small pool complex just a few minutes walk from Praia Formosa. It has natural volcanic pools and direct access to sea. Praia Formosa is the largest free public beach on Madeira
- Praia Formosa (20 minutes) – Mix of sandy and pebble long beach offering excellent water quality.
- Lido Promenade (5 minutes) – An absolutely lovely seaside walk that starts at Lido, and goes all the way to Praia Formosa. It is about 3km (1,5 mi) long on paths bordering the sea. Lined with palm trees and bordered by splendid botanical gardens. There are plenty of cafés, bars, restaurant and leisure areas such as parks and public swimming pools. It is pleasant place where many events occur from craft fairs to dog shows. Take a stroll along the Lido promenade and enjoy the picturesque scenery it has to offer! This promenade is safe to walk in day and night.
- Câmara de Lobos Promenade (20 minutes) - Câmara de Lobos promenade connects Lido promenade to the picturesque fishermen village making it possible to walk along the waterfront from Lido all the way to the bay of Câmara de Lobos. Check out this wonderful promenade built on pillars and bridges, and breath in the rugged and intact beauty that it has to offer. Once in Câmara de Lobos, stop at a local bar or café and try the local speciality drinks, Poncha and Nikita. Câmara de Lobos' promenade is closed at night.
- Bakery/Pastry: Boutique do Lido (2 minutes) – Hot bread. Do not miss the queijadas and bola de berlim.
- Restaurants: Sabor da India (1 minute) – Best Indian restaurant in town. "Il Basilico" (5 minutes) – Modern Italian. Trendy. "Nagoya" (3 minutes) – Value for money Japanese restaurant. "Kyoto" (5 minutes) – Best sushi in town. "Chinatown" Chinese restaurant with fair prices (3 minutes) . "Clássico" (10 minutes) – Loved by locals food lovers. "Clube Turismo" (8 minutes) – Lovely views. Cool. "Tokos" (10 minutes) – Fine dining. "Fora de Horas" (8 minutes) – Try "steak on the rock". Also bar. "Cipriani" (12 minutes) –Charming- In a cliff with fantastic views. "Cá te Espero" (11 minutes) – Well known by locals and tourists. Try Picado. "Doca do Cavacas" (17 minutes) – Very good fish. On the rocks and over the sea. Try Lapas and Caramujos.
- Bars: "Yacht Bar" (3 minutes) – With a nice terrace. "Hole in One" (9 minutes) – On the mood. Crowded. "Beer Garden" (6 minutes). "Pub" at Pestana Madeira Carlton Hotel (15 minutes). Number Two (15 minutes).
- Shopping Centre (10 minutes) – Forum Madeira, a large shopping centre of dozens and dozens of shops of international brands, bar, restaurants and cinema. A perfect complement to a just walking programme at the Estrada Monumental....
- Casino da Madeira (20 minutes) – In a splendid building designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in addition to the various casino games, like the sophisticated roulette or the black jack tables, offers a huge variety of shows and attractions. Copacabana Night Club, probably, the best disco in town, offers fun evenings of dance and live music. In Bahia restaurant you can dine and watch a cabaret show, while in Rio restaurant you can taste South American specialties.
- Cristiano Ronaldo Museum (20 minutes) – Museum of one of the best soccer players in the world, born in Madeira. Take a chance to meet the player (normally, in wax, but sometimes he's alive in his museum) and see the golden trophies won by CR7.
- Santa Catarina Park (25 minutes) – It covers an approximate area of 36,000 m2 (43.000yd2). With breathtaking views over the bay/port and mountains, this park has a large lawn, surrounded by flowerbeds and paved paths, where one can delight the numerous arboreal, shrubs and herbal species from all over the world.
Visitors may still enjoy from a terrace bar, a playground and a toy library. Another attraction of this park is the lagoon with fountains, where there is a small island, for resting and nesting of the swans and ducks.
In the lower part of the park stands the Chapel of Santa Catarina, raised in 1425, in wood, by D. Constança, wife of João Gonçalves Zarco, the discover of the island.
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