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Porto da Cruz, Portugal

Porto da Cruz webcam, a picturesque village located on the northeast coast of Madeira, Portugal. The village has a stunning setting between rugged cliffs and the vast Atlantic Ocean.

This charming village, part of the Machico municipality and situated about 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of Madeira’s capital, Funchal, is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. Visitors are drawn to Porto da Cruz for its black sand beach, Praia da Alagoa, ideal for sunbathing and swimming, albeit with caution due to strong currents.

The village also offers excellent surfing and bodyboarding opportunities, especially near the iconic Penha de Águia (Eagle Rock). Its historical charm is evident in traditional houses, cobblestone streets, and landmarks like the Engenho Velho, a converted sugar cane factory now serving as a museum. Culinary enthusiasts can savor local seafood dishes in Porto da Cruz’s restaurants, such as grilled limpets and black scabbard fish.

The village also serves as a gateway to scenic levada walks, allowing hikers to explore Madeira’s natural beauty, including forests, waterfalls, and panoramic vistas. Throughout the year, Porto da Cruz hosts vibrant events and festivals celebrating Madeiran culture, offering visitors a glimpse into the island’s traditions through religious festivities, folklore performances, and culinary fairs showcasing local specialties and wines, making it a captivating destination for travelers seeking a blend of nature, culture, and outdoor activities in Madeira.

Source: MadeiraWeb

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