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| Parque Florestal das Queimadas, Santana, Madeira, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2016

An amazing, unforgettable experience! My partner and I went alone, rather than part of a tour, and as we went in the afternoon is was quieter, returning just as dusk came. I suspect late morning would be the busiest time, especially for large tours which...More

9  Thank Lilyfish
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is a 13km return walk to a waterfall. You have to go through 4 tunnels so you need a light source. What we can't understand is that so few reviews mention about the risks. You are basically walking on a wet 30cm wide path...More

9  Thank Ninou R
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All reviews beautiful walk mind your head stunning waterfall medium difficulty waterproof jacket organised group picnic area great hike bring water starting point porto da cruz toilet facilities views are amazing water falling inferno torch 13km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather go to the Levada of 25 waterfalls and not to this one. If you want to see just one go to this one.

Thank Maks matej C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six and a half kilometres to the waterfall and a packed lunch - then back again. Followed the levada through the forest at great height. Greta talking to new friends, but not much of a view

Thank btframpton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first and only levada walk while on our holiday (unfortunately the bad weather made all mountain walks foggy and inaccessible). It was inspiring to see the lush nature, breathe the freshest air and enjoy amazing scenery. The tunnels were fun as well....More

Thank Liga2017
Reviewed 6 October 2018

There were some narrow parts to the trail, but it was easy to follow and flat. Along the way there was beautiful scenery. About 6 miles including some walking around Ilha. We got took a taxi to the start and arranged for the same cab...More

Thank kstraveler81
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice walk. A bit difficult to find the starting point, when you are on your own. Crowded, even in August after the holiday season. Some parts are quite steep, some parts are quite small. Has nice views and small tunnels for which...More

Thank 698selmam
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Such lush vegetation clinging to the walls of the mountains! An exciting walk along some very narrow paths along the levadas. Some great tunnels that a flashlight is needed for (mind your head- mine took a beating despite the flashlight!) Despite some cloud cover, I...More

Thank scubamammaMilton
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Very easy walk. Bring good shoes. And water. And a TORCH. You need to walk thru tunnels, with no lights, about 50meters. And there is a chance of slipping. Only toilet facilities is at the start of the walk. There is a small car park,...More

1  Thank rapariga_madeirense
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Worth getting there early before it gets too busy. There is a slight climb at the end to get to the waterfall. Stunning. Worth going onto the Caldeira Inferno but be aware this has one hard climb in the middle and one of our group...More

Thank CaptChaos179
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Really easy signposted route but was quite muddy underfoot. The low score is due to the constant cloud covering hence no view really and there was no cafe in sight. There were plenty of walkers along the 18km round trip we did and not 1...More

Thank Bev R
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a main attraction for any hiker going to Madeira. It would be a 5-star place for me but there are many parts where trees have fallen over and made the path dangerous or impassable. There are huge crowds in both directions and people...More

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Karolina E
15 July 2017|
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Response from Sergio C | Reviewed this property |
between 10 and 20 euros
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gez m
6 January 2017|
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Response from sanzallix | Reviewed this property |
Just take a taxi to the start of the walk (and ask the driver to come and fetch you 5 hours later). Take a picnic. There is no way you can get lost on the path. You can organise it by yourselves. We didn't meet or get in... More
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elsie1949
31 October 2016|
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Response from geomang | Reviewed this property |
Bus runs to Santana and then you would need taxi as you wouldn't want to waste time walking on the road when the levada is long in itself. You would also need taxi back to Santana and bus. A hired car is best option.
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