Madeira - Camara De Lobos - Towards Cabo Girao

Camara De Lobos - Towards Cabo Girao

Madeira - Cabo Girao - Looking Straight Down

Looking Staright Down

About Cabo Girau

Cabo Girao is a lofty sea cliff located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. Cabo Girao is a popular lookout point, with up to 1800 visitors a day. The location is also a popular starting point for hikers.

It is situated less than two kilometres west from the centre of Camara de Lobos, between the parishes of Quinta Grande and Camara de Lobos. A diamond-shaped sea-cliff escarpment from 560 metres (1,840 ft) to 589 metres (1,932 ft) above sea level, Cabo Girao lies between two river-valleys that flow into the Atlantic Ocean. The escarpment/cliffs extend approximately three kilometres between the urban sprawl of Camara de Lobos to the east and the river-valley of Quinta Grande in the west.

There are cultivated wave-cut platforms located below the sheer cliffs, which at one time only accessible by boat. In August 2003, a cable car was installed on the slope of the cliff so farmers can reach these low-lying fields.

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