The Cabo Girao Skywalk Madeira is the highest cape in Europe and not to be missed on your island trip to the island. Here’s our complete guide for visiting.
Cabo Girao Skywalk Madeira – A Complete Guide
If you have a rental car in Madeira, the drive takes roughly 25 minutes along the South Coast from Funchal. Funchal is the most popular tourist area to stay in Madeira.
At the entrance to the top of the cliffs there is a large, free car park available.
For those without a rental car, the Cabo Girao Skywalk can be reached by taking a bus from Funchal or Camara de Lobos.
The best route to take is the number 7 from Funchal to Ribeira Brava. This stops in Camara de Lobos and Cabo Giro.
This bus leaves Funchal at 9:30, arriving in Cabo Girao at 10:20 and there is a return bus at 11:30. A single ticket costs €2.75.
Full information on bus times can be found here.
Winter schedule: Daily: 8am – 7pm
Summer schedule: Daily: 8am – 9m
If you’re feeling brave on your trip to Madeira, a trip to the Cabo Girao Skywalk is a must!
From the glass bottom skywalk, you can witness amazing views of the town of Camara de Lobos, along with a large chunk of the beautiful South Coast of Madeira.
The Cabo Girao Skywalk Madeira is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. Not to mention, it’s absolutely free.
As you can imagine, Cabo Girao Skywalk Madeira does get pretty busy in the the peak season because coaches that run guided tours along the western route generally stop here first.
There is a cafe and a set of toilets on site so you can stop for a sit down after experiencing the 500m drop through a glass bottom floor. There is also a souvenir shop next door to the cafe.
If you have more time to explore, after visiting Cabo Girao Skywalk Madeira, you can also ride a cable car down the face of some of the highest cliffs in Europe. They take you to the terrace fields at the base of the cliffs.
We were blown away with the Cabo Girao Skywalk Madeira, which is why it’s an absolute must on our Madeira things to do list.
Luxury – The Vine Hotel – Recently awarded as Europe’s Leading Design Hotel, the luxurious Vine Hotel is located in Funchal and offers a fusion restaurant with stunning views, a Wine Therapy Spa, access to the fitness centre and a rooftop infinity pool.
Mid-Budget – Hotel Baia Azul – We stayed 5 nights at Hotel Baia Azul and it couldn’t have been more suitable to our needs. Close enough to the old town of Funchal, with breakfast included, a beautiful balcony view and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Budget – Funchal Apartments – City View – If it’s bang for your buck you’re looking for in Madeira then this has to be one of the cheapest and most central located properties in Funchal. The reviews seem ok, the location is ideal.
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