My Top 3 Sunrise Spots in Madeira
In the following article I present you my personal top 3 sunrise spots of Madeira. In October 2021 I was on the island for a week. From a possible 7 sunrises, I witnessed 5. Each time at a different photo spot. The nice thing about this time of year is that the sunrises are relatively late. So you can sleep a little longer and still get these magical moments.
Which 3 spots you should visit on a Madeira vacation in any case, I tell you here.
Spot 1: Viewpoint Bica da Cana
For sure this is one of the less known spots on the island. The way there is relatively poorly signposted, and so we got lost at first. But when you make it to the top, you get a breathtaking view. Over Sao Vicente you can see up to the two mountains Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro. In this direction you can also see the sun rising. You can also clearly see the weather station on Pico do Arieiro. If you are lucky, some fog has formed during the night. Perfect conditions to experience a sunrise above the clouds.
Spot 2: Miradouro do Guindaste
This spot is especially good if you want to see a sunrise despite sleeping a little longer. Close to this spot there is a parking lot, so that you can reach the photo spot very relaxed. The coast is designed in such a way that you can easily stand on one of the ledges. On the left of the island above the sea the sun rises. The strong swell creates some spray, which is also illuminated by the sun. A very beautiful sight.
Spot 3: Ponta do Rosto
A must-see on a visit to Madeira. If you have seen the sunrise here, the spot is perfect as a starting point for a small hike to the eastern end of the island. I especially liked the rugged rocks here. Paired with beautiful sunlight results in a great play of colors. A perfect spot for taking pictures. A possible subsequent hike offers many more opportunities for photography.
I hope these tips helped you to get the most out of your Madeira vacation.
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