Holiday Guide to Canico, Madeira – All Inclusive

Quick Details

  • Flight time: Approx 2-3 hours from UK
  • Time difference: Same as UK
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euro


At a Glance

  • Outstanding views over the ocean
  • An 18 hole golf course closeby
  • Two blue flag beaches
  • Not much nightlife

All Inclusive Holidays in Canico will take you to the South East coast of the Portuguese island of Madeira. The nearest airport is in Funchal which is around 14 minutes’ drive away roughly 10km.

A holiday in Canico is on a beautifully elevated position with outstanding views over the ocean. There are two blue flag beaches one of which is a pebble beach but the other is a beautifully sandy beach with all the usual water sport activities available for you to hire. Canico also has a unique marine park which has a cable car which gives you outstanding views of the island.

All inclusive in Canico may be one of the smaller resorts in Madeira but because of its surrounding mountains you will soon find this is a fantastic assest for great for trekking and hiking. For all the golf lovers there is also the nearby Palheiro 18 hole golf course. There is a small commercial centre in Canico with several shops including a supermarket, however if you want to do some serious holiday shopping your better to head to Funchal. The EACL buses run quite regular from Canico to Funchal and are only a few euros. Funchal has all the shops you could wish for and has plenty of sightseeing opportunities too.

You can also get the same bus the 155 into Santa Cruz for the day if you are on all inclusive holidays with children in Canico as there is a great water park here which will entertain them for hours. Depending on the time of year you go on holiday to Canico you should take one of the boating safaris as there are many different species of dolphins and whales around the island. You can also go diving, and a must for those holidaymakers to this part of madeira you should definitely visit the Garajau natural marine park. You can also catch the cable car here for a unique view of the island.

Suitable for:

All Inclusive Canico Holidays is suitable for anyone looking for an adventurous holiday or a relaxing holiday to get away from it all. As Canico is quite hilly it may not be a suitable holiday for those with mobility difficulties.

There isn’t a lot of holiday nightlife in the Canico area, however if you prefer to stay in a quieter area and travel at night for your entertainment then Canico is a holiday resort that will still be suitable for you.

There are some fabulous places to stay in Canico but the main accommodation is made up of 3 and 4 star hotels, several having all inclusive boards.


There are 2 blue flag beaches that you will use while on holidays in Canico. Both have crystal clear waters perfect for swimming or diving in. The Praia dos Reis Magos is a pebble beach with lifeguard surveillance and close to restaurants. This is a quiet beach close to Canico town.

The second beach in the area is the Galomar beach which is accessed by a panoramic elevator. Here you have the option of swimming in the ocean or one of the saltwater swimming pools which are suitable for both adults and children. There is a great seafood restaurant at this beach which all the locals rave about. For those of you who want to go diving or want to learn there is also a diving school here. This beach also has lifeguard surveillance and a first aid area so you know you’ll be able to relax.

Holiday activities:

There is the usual All Inclusive entertainment run by the hotels in Canico, this is combined with a few bars and restaurants to choose from. However night time entertainment is really the all inclusive holiday type in the hotels. Some activities to indulge your-self in will include golf, swimming, hiking and walking, diving and hotel entertainment.

There is a local commercial centre with the usual banks and supermarkets, however the shopping is limited. If you are looking for something specific take the local bus for a few euros you can have an abundance of shops to choose from in Funchal.

Canico food:

There are some fabulous restaurants that you must try out while on your holidays in Canico, there are the obvious seafood restaurants which serve fresh local cuisine. There is a bit of everything to suit everyone including international cuisine, Italian and pizza.

Transport Options:

There is a regular half-hourly bus service to Funchal from Canico starting from 8am to 8pm. If you prefer a more private mode of transport during your holidays at a reasonable price then why not try the local taxis which are readily available.

Canico Weather

April 60°F
May 64°F
June 70°F
July 74°F
Aug 74°F
Sept 73°F
Oct 66°F
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