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Madeira Travel Guide

Caniçal

Multicolored boats bob in water flanking this village with a long history as a whaling station—the industry ceased operation in 1981. In 1985, 5 acres of the sea surrounding the town were designated a national marine park; today, thanks to these conservation efforts, you may catch a glimpse of a sperm or humpback whale offshore. Just east of Caniçal, the rugged Ponta de São Lourenço

comprises eroded volcanic cliffs and feature a terrific hiking path that showcases the scenic wind-battered landscape.

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