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Things to do in Santa Cruz

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“ideal for small kids and grownups you have both , our village is also very pretty to visit”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh grilled fish, seafood and Filete de Espada have to be eaten here! Speciality: "Filete de Espada". Filete de Espada – Espada Preto (Black scabbardfish) is a species that mainly live in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and much appreciated in Madeira. As a fish it has an ugly look (look for them in Mercado dos Lavradores, in Funchal) but tastes good when cooked. These fish are extremely palatable, with a delicate texture and almost buttery flavour. Fillets that are seasoned with salt, bay leaves, pepper, minced garlic and lemon juice, marinated. Peeled fish fillets are then dipped in egg and flour, fried in oil and sprinkled with fresh parsley, sometimes sided with fried banana.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Besoin de danser ? Cette discothèque est situé en centre ville, parfait même pour rentrer à pied ( environ 15 min en marchant tranquillement )”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum Located in the center of Machico City. After visiting this museum, you can go dive on Machico's Beach, or enjoy a Tea in the Tea House next to the museum.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Fácil acesso ao mar durante todo o ano e piscinas disponíveis durante a época balnear. Nos fins-de-semana de verão costuma ser uma praia muito procurada. Caso entenda que precisa de mais sossego poderá procurar um espaço mais sossegado junto às outras escadas de acesso ao mar existentes ao longo do passeio público/ da promenade. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Restaurant très convivial qui sert des savoureux plats typiques de madère Il est situé en centre ville ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“great place to visit and have a drink, great outside space with nice sea view”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Fresh grilled fish, seafood and Filete de Espada have to be eaten here! Speciality: "Filete de Espada". Filete de Espada – Espada Preto (Black scabbardfish) is a species that mainly live in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and much appreciated in Madeira. As a fish it has an ugly look (look for them in Mercado dos Lavradores, in Funchal) but tastes good when cooked. These fish are extremely palatable, with a delicate texture and almost buttery flavour. Fillets that are seasoned with salt, bay leaves, pepper, minced garlic and lemon juice, marinated. Peeled fish fillets are then dipped in egg and flour, fried in oil and sprinkled with fresh parsley, sometimes sided with fried banana.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant très convivial qui sert des savoureux plats typiques de madère Il est situé en centre ville ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Onde pode saborear o fresco peixe. Recomendamos as opções por peixe regional: Peixe-Espada, lapas, bifes de atum acompanhados pelo tradicional milho frito.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Il est une pâtisserie que j'aime particulièrement à Madère : a queijada. C'est un gâteau à base de fromage blanc, assez sucré. A manger avec modération. Cette pâtisserie ne paie pas de mine mais elle confectionne les meilleures queijadas de l'île. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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