Porto Santo

Santa Cruz

Second most developed council in Madeira

Santa Cruz is the council where the Madeira International Airport is situated.

In terms of population this is the second most developed council on the island after Funchal, mainly due to the infrastructures built here. The Santo da Serra Golf Course in a picturesque parish which reminds one of England’s lush green landscapes has been an attraction for many of the island’s visitors for many years.

Here there are hotels which offer guaranteed excellent lodging near the golf course and further south on the coastline between Santa Cruz and Caniço where today there is the largest number of beds in the Autonomous Region of Madeira after Funchal.

Caniço is very sought after by Germans as it has great sun exposure all year long and good access to the ocean with several professional diving schools and clubs.