In 2012 a glass-floored viewing platform was installed in this already-popular lofty sea cliff on the southern coast of Madeira, making it an even more popular destination for visitors to this scenic island. While the glass observation ledge can be unnerving for those afraid of heights, visitors who don’t fear vertigo will experience unobstructed views of crystal clear water, rolling hills and emerald green farm land. Bring a picnic and admire the coastline away from the crowds, then climb the 289 steps that lead to Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Fatima before heading back into town.

Practical Info

Cabo Girão is accessible by tour and public bus. Stepping onto the glass-floored observation deck may be exhilarating enough for some travelers, but those looking for an even bigger rush can organize para-gliding and BASE-jumping from this popular spot.

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Dolphin Spotting and Whale Watching from Funchal, Funchal, null

Dolphin Spotting and Whale Watching from Funchal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Embark on comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Get the chance to spot dolphins and whales and, occasionally, even turtles! ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.16
Grand Madeira Island Tour - Porto Moniz and Santana, Madeira, Dolphin & Whale Watching

Grand Madeira Island Tour - Porto Moniz and Santana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Spend a day admiring the picturesque scenery of Madeira. Start today with a beautiful view over Camara de Lobos from Pico da Torre followed by stunning views ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.13

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