Miradouro da Portela
Miradouro da Portela
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
At an altitude of 670 meters above sea level, it is one of the stunning Miradouro (observation points) you may find in the beautiful island of Madeira, while touring the east. Don't miss a short break here with your cameras . A must!
Written 10 May 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Wow, this was spectacular. You see a panoramic view of villages, mountains, and the sea. One of the best views out of a series of unbelievable views throughout the island. You can easliy get to it by car.
Written 5 December 2022
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Georgia M
Lincoln, UK483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A nice viewpoint to stop off at if you’re passing by the area or near Machico! One of MANY beautiful miradouros on the island!
Written 9 August 2022
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David D
Devon, UK25,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Tuesday 22nd June and we were travelling along ER108 from Machico to Porto da Cruz and we stopped at this small Mirador, viewpoint

It stands at 689 metres above sea level and there were only a few clouds in the sky, so good visibility. There were amazing views across Porto da Cruz and surrounding area.
Written 23 June 2021
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Via_girl
Qualicum Beach, Canada2,975 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We drove here from where we were staying in Porto da Cruz and were surprised the difference in temperature. Being quite high though it does makes sense. Besides the view there's not much here but there was a lady selling souvenirs and a fellow selling flowers and seeds.
Written 21 February 2020
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Stewy C
Brampton, Ontario, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I was on a tour to Santana ... stopped here for some outstanding views of the valley below with Porto da Cruz and 500 metre high Penha d'Aguia mountain. Also picked up some reasonably priced honey at the stand, and 3 Euro glass of Poncha at a bar just around the corner. Great place for a stop.
Written 5 November 2019
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SpudSpuddy
Romford, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Found this by accident a few years ago, and now we have discovered it again. The weather luckily was very good today .. no clouds, so we had an awesome view from very high up (over 600m) down to the bay of Porto Da Cruz in the distance.
Written 17 July 2019
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Manodraka
Kongsberg Municipality, Norway345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We rented a 125 cc motorbike and we did all the island tours by ourselves. It was totally worth it. The view from Portela is almost as nice as from Pico do Arieiro.
Written 5 February 2019
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RichardBlakey
Heathfield, UK1,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Have been here twice. First time we were staying Santo da Serra and came down by taxi. Second time a friend drove me here for a Verada walk in the Laurisilva forest.

There is no doubting that this is one of the most spectacular views on Madeira and that justifies the journey and 5 stars on its own. However like several other places the quality of the local facilities is pretty poor.

The local restaurants are tired and the food and drink inferior.

Because of its location there is a higher chance of the view being impaired by low cloud or rain. On one occasion this added to the view with a spectacular rainbow but this place is best visited on a warm sunny day.

If you do the Levada walk from Ribeiro Frio then you get to see the view as you come off the Levada.

If you do the walk soak up the view take pictures and then get a taxi or if timed correctly a local bus down to Machico where there are far better eating and drinking places and from there there are more buses back along the coast to Funchal.
Written 9 June 2018
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coh8
Glasgow, UK901 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
One of the best views of the north east towns and the coast - Port da Cruz and Faial feature prominently. As taxi drivers seem intent on touting for business, keeping calm and composed for photographs and the experience is not always easy. Still worth a visit.
Written 26 May 2018
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