10 Things to Do in Canico That You Shouldn't Miss

July 27, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Discover the best top things to do in Canico, Portugal including Mero Diving Center, Monte Cable Car, Lokoloko - Mountain Bike & Outdoor Tours, Praia de Garajau, Atalaia Diving Center, Madeira Wandern mit Christa, Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, AroundFreedom, AlbanoAktiv Mountainbike, Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista.
Restaurants in Canico

1. Mero Diving Center

Estrada do Garajau 9125, Canico, Madeira 9125-067, Portugal
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5 based on 78 reviews

Mero Diving Center

Welcome will Madeira! Premier destination for the practice of DIP, Partial Nature Reserve Tern is your ex-libris. It is arguably the card Business par excellence of our seas and our natural beauty, providing an unforgettable diving experience. The dive center Mero Diving Center is located in the heart of this magnificent reserve and offers sea lovers the opportunity to visit this authentic sanctuary of marine life with ease and convenience.

Reviewed By wookiemum

My husband and I are holiday divers, with rescue certification. Our daughter (11) aquired her junior open water last year. We booked two dives with them, one being a night dive. On both dives our party of three was accompanied by three divers from the...MoreThank you so much

2. Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal +351 291 780 280
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Monte Cable Car

Reviewed By Penny.M - England

We were staying in Madeira and purposely chose to do the cable car when there were no cruise ships in to avoid the queues. It is a good trip that provides great views over Funchal. It is probably one of the must dos in Madeira. No good if you are afraid of heights but we felt very safe. The cars run continuously and it is all very organised. We felt it was good value for money. You would not need to be on an organised trip to do this. Just walk to the entrance and pay, avoid paying the inflated cruise trip prices. It is a 10-15 minute walk on the flat Promenade from the cruise ship port in Funchal.

3. Lokoloko - Mountain Bike & Outdoor Tours

Rua Robert Baden Powell | Canico de Baixo, Canico, Madeira 9125-036, Portugal
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Lokoloko - Mountain Bike & Outdoor Tours

Enjoyable mountain bike tours, that starts on the top of the mountain and ends by sea level. A vivid trail ride that may vary between challenging up hills and adrenaline full down hills. With an experienced guide leading the way, we cycle along forest tracks and water filled Levadas. A great opportunity to contemplate Madeira’s rural landscapes.

Reviewed By JMio - UK

Superb two days guided mountain biking tours with our guide Sergio.
Everything was spot on, beginning with the great, well-specced & well maintained bikes (150mm Radon Slides, full XT and Reverb dropper posts - they even swapped the brakes over for us awkward Brits & spent time setting up the suspension on each bike), a brilliant guide and the most amazing trails.
From the minute we were picked up from our hotel it felt like we'd known and been riding with these guys for years - genuinely warm, super friendly and a great local's knowledge of all the trails on the island.
Highly recommended, I cannot think of any reason why I wouldn't recommend booking with LokoLoko - do it!

4. Praia de Garajau

Canico, Madeira, Portugal
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Praia de Garajau

Reviewed By grandad88 - Clitheroe, United Kingdom

We were staying in Garajau and so visited this beach twice. We enjoyed the cable car ride (only 2.50 euros return and coffee at the café. A stony beach that seemed to be quite popular and I imagine in the summer would be very busy.

5. Atalaia Diving Center

Travessa Vista Praia | Hotel Royal Orchid, Canico, Madeira 9125-039, Portugal
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Atalaia Diving Center

The Atalaia Diving Center - Madeira The Atalaia Dive Center is situated directly at the Underwater Marine Park and possibly with the best house reef of Madeira, offers diverse and safe diving for beginners as well as for experienced divers. The Dive Center Founded in March 1988 by Joe Klenk, Marco Klenk took over the Dive Center 2016 from his father Joe, who explored the underwater world of Madeira as one of the first divers ever. Together with Sasha Hartmann he now leads the newly renovated Dive Center. The team offers relaxed diving in small groups at the highest level of comfort, individual service and respectable diving education. Of course there’s space for tons of fun too. The Dive Center has a pool for educational training and Discover Scuba Diving sessions as well as direct access to six top divesites right at the doorstep. Atalaia highly values top-certified dive instructors and high-class equipment. The diving with Atalaia Diving Center as certificated CMAS / IAC and PADI Dive Resort is ideal for education from beginner’s level up to Divemaster and also offers experienced divers a great deal. No matter whether it’s the Canyon, Moray's Wall, inside the Cave or the Blue Hole, there’s always something new to discover. Boat dives in the nearby Underwater Marine Park Garajau with the big groupers are as well part of the program. On customer request we individually offer autonomous diving as buddy-team and night dives. The highlight The exclusive highlight is definitely the catamaran day trip to the offshore Underwater Marine Park of the Desertas Islands - including a one-tank dive, fine catering and drinks on board as well as dolphin and whale observations on the way. The name ATALAIA indicates the area where the Dive Center is located. ATALAIA means „The Guard“. You recognize a clear male face in the rock formation of the eastern coastline about 1 kilometer from the Atalaia Diving Center. „The Guard“ watches and protects the offshore area. He embodies the guardian of the sea like Neptune or Poseidon in the mythology. Important: Please don’t forget: logbook, diving certification and medical certification (Diving fitness examination DFE)

Reviewed By Magicpenny2014 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Two of us were complete novices and one had quite a bit of diving experience. We were taken to the pool first and given full instruction. Once in the sea we had an instructor each, both of whom were brilliant. Can't be faulted in any way for safety, patience and friendliness. Booked again for another go.

6. Madeira Wandern mit Christa

Rua Dom Francisco Santana 48 | 9125 Canico de Baixo, Canico, Madeira 9125-031, Portugal
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5 based on 69 reviews

Madeira Wandern mit Christa

Reviewed By MAUL1970

Nachdem ich schon letztes Jahr die Insel mit Christa überschritten habe, waren wir nun in die umgekehrte Richtung unterwegs (West-Ost). Es war wieder eine wunderschöne Tour durch die zauberhafte Natur der Blumeninsel. Unter der sicheren Führung von Christa bewegten wir uns auf schmalen Pfaden weitab vom Massentourismus und wanderten entlang von blumengesäumten Levadas. Bei Christa und dem freundlichen Madeira Wanderteam ist man in jeglicher Hinsicht in besten Händen. Man bekommt bei diesem Wanderanbieter immer viel mehr geboten, als auf der Homepage angekündigt.
Christa lebt seit vielen Jahren auf der Insel, spricht fließend Portugiesisch und kennt Madeira wie ihre Westentasche. Sie erläutert kompetent Flora und Fauna und ermöglicht einem durch ihre offenes, freundliches und fröhliches Wesen und ihre liebevolle Art nette Kontakte mit den Madeirensern. Selbst im abgelegensten Ort schallt ihr ein fröhliches “Olá Christa!“ entgegen.
Sie hat stets ein offenes Ohr für die Wünsche der Einzelnen und versteht es wunderbar die Bedürfnisse aller Gruppenmitglieder unter einen Hut zu bekommen. Die Stärken und Schwächen einzelner Wanderer werden berücksichtigt. Ihr Engagement geht weit über das einer
Wanderführerin hinaus.
Die Inselüberschreitung war wieder eine einzigartige 9-tägige Wanderung mit schönen Wegen, traumhaften Ausblicken, bezaubernden Blumenmeeren, verwunschenen Lorbeerwäldern, wilder Natur, tollen Gipfeln, glasklaren Badebuchten, rauschenden Wasserfällen, schönen Begegnungen und ganz viel Freude und Spaß.
Darüber hinaus ist Christa ein ganz besonderer Mensch. Gespräche mit ihr berühren und bringen Dinge in den Fluss. Von den Begegnungen mit so lieben Menschen und der Schönheit der Natur erfüllt und glücklich hat der Urlaub noch lange positive Nachwirkungen auf den Alltag.
Danke liebe Christa und allen Menschen im Hintergrund, die alles so perfekt organisieren! Bis ganz bald hoffentlich...

7. Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal +351 291 225 122
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5 based on 153 reviews

Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

Reviewed By nadi O o - Israel

One of the most interesting places in Madeira. This person Abreu did a wonderful job and the collection is marvelous. The house itself is a pearl. The stuff is nice and welcoming. Do not miss!!!!Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your testimony. You're always welcome

8. AroundFreedom

Praia do Garajau, Canico, Madeira 9125-067, Portugal
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5 based on 35 reviews

AroundFreedom

SURF, SUP, MOUNTAIN - Madeira -AroundFreedom is a concept which we want to transmit to our guests; the background being the paradisiacal island of Madeira:Aroundfreedom is a company specialized in sea and mountain activities. The green/blue concept is present in all our activities. Our aim is to ensure that all moments are intensely lived by our guests, and that they feel the freedom that our activities and unique experiences are able to grant them.Exploiting the natural resources that the Island of Madeira has to offer you, enjoying the sea with its blue greenish, pleasant mild waters, through the SUP tours on the seashore, or learning how to surf on its wonderful volcanic sand Beaches on the northeastern part of the island, or into the Mountains dazzled by the landscapes, breathing the pure fresh air, discovering the fresh water Springs, the Waterfalls cutting into the deep Canyons most of the times ending in exuberant lagoons of crystalline waters with stunning blues and greens and a unique world renowned forest, the “Laurissilva of the Island of Madeira”. Is there any better feeling than that to feel the freedom of when one is in contact with nature in its purest form?We render a service of quality with a professional team allowing us to ensure that all our activities are performed and enjoyed to the fullest maintaining the highest standards of security.

Reviewed By angela c

I have just returned from a walking holiday in Madeira. Roberto was our walking guide. He was very calm and efficient in fact so much so that although I am prone to vertigo I ended up walking along precipitous ridges without freaking out. From first...MoreDear Angela, Thank you so much for your review. It is allways a pleasure know that our work has been well done, and that it makes your's vacation unforgettable. It is what it makes us carry on do it better. Thank you! Yours sincerely, Roberto

9. AlbanoAktiv Mountainbike

Caminho Cais da Oliveira 11A | Canico de Baixo, Canico, Madeira 9125-028, Portugal
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5 based on 28 reviews

AlbanoAktiv Mountainbike

Reviewed By Miguel J

Great way to tour the area,view points/stops..nice people!

10. Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista

Rua Ferreiros 105 | 9000-082, Funchal, Madeira 9000-082, Portugal
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista

Reviewed By Terry W - Bracknell, United Kingdom

Whilst meandering around the streets, you must visit this wonderful church, even if you are not religious. The sheer splendour of the architecture and the ornate works inside are beautiful.
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