Santo da Serra

Characterised by its romantic atmosphere, the small parish of Santo da Serra, in Madeira, is one of the island's most special places, dominated by the exuberant presence of Nature. A must on any visit to Madeira's east coast.


The parish of Santo da Serra has a very interesting feature: it is territorially divided between the municipalities of Santa Cruz and Machico. In the latter, the town has a total area of 8.65 km².


Located on a high plateau - to reach the centre of the parish you have to climb to an altitude of 700m, Santo da Serra enjoys a position overlooking Machico and Santa Cruz. Its imposing mountainous landscapes, dotted with abundant and exotic vegetation, offer an entire surrounding of beauty to which it is hard to remain indifferent.


There are many private farms in this area, which take advantage of its rural, green and intimate atmosphere. In addition, we should highlight the importance of Quinta da Junta, a superb leisure area located in the town centre, and of course, the famous, world-class Santo da Serra Golf Club, designed by architect Robert Trent Jones Senior, which is the stage for the Madeira Island Open.

Located on a high plateau, Santo da Serra stands out for its rural and romantic atmosphere characterised by mountainous landscapes and green surroundings, with exotic and dense flora.

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