This small fishing village is located in the municipality of Machico on the island of Madeira. It is the oldest parish of Madiera island and has a rich religious tradition. It is definitely a good place to consider if you are wanting to stay somewhere more quaint and cosy in Madeira.
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One of the most popular places to visit in Canical is Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto. It is a great lookout and hiking trail boasting incredible views of the North and South coastlines. You will also find there is a small car park, great if you are hiring your car whilst staying in Cancial, a coffee shop and some picnic benches so you can be sure to make a great day out of it! Alternatively, another popular place to visit is Museu da Baleia da Madiera. This whale museum is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world as it documents the history of whaling in Madeira through stereoscopic 3D movies and models. It is sure to be a great trip out for people of all ages. Finally, another popular site to visit is Prainha do Cancial, a beautiful and clean beach tucked away along the coastline of the town. It is a natural beach with a small beach bar serving both food and drinks and is also a relatively good spot for a bit of snorkelling! Overall, it is just a great destination to relax by the sea.
You will find there is a good selection of accommodation available in Canical including a few hotels but mainly apartments and holiday homes. So no matter how big or small of a group you are travelling in there is sure to be somewhere which appeals to you. Some of the most popular places to stay include Casas do Baleeiro, Quinta do Lorde Resort Hotel Marina, Senhora do Mar Vila and Fernandes House AL.
The closest airport to Canical is Madeira airport, the drive will take around 15 minutes by car or around 30 minutes by bus, therefore, public transport is a pretty good option if you are staying in this town. However, if you are planning on exploring the surrounding areas and more of the island itself it would be a good idea to hire your own cheap rental vehicle which can be picked up from the airport.
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