"Camacha - Picturesque? Or not?" Top 5 Page for this destination Madeira Island Tourist Trap Tip by Jerelis

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  Traditional clothing of Madeira.
by Jerelis

Before we decided to visit the village of Camacha we heared that it was one of the most picturesque villages on the siland of Madeira. The drive towards Camacha was beautiful indeed. We drove through some laurisliva forests, which is a type of humid subtropical forest. It's made up of Laurel-leaved evergreen hardwood trees, reaching up to 40 meters high.

When we drove some further to Camacha we noticed that lots of new houses were being built replacing the old traditional ones. In the village itself the small shops and bars are fast disappearing to be replaced by supermarkets and large shopping centres. Such a shame!

Village of Camacha

Situated at the middle (bit to the north east) side of the island. It is a 18 km drive from the capital of Madeira, Funchal.

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2006
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