The island comprises of stunning natural scenery, beautiful wild landscape, glittering waterfalls, dramatic coastline, and high mountains. Madeira is not the place for the beach lovers, but for the outdoors enthusiasts and especially for landscape photographers.


I spent in Madeira 10 days in June 2019. Let's explore some of the best places to see. The world's largest laurel forest, dramatic rock formations, colorful reefs, and many other interesting locations that are an unforgettable experience. Madeira is a popular destination and indeed there are many famous photography spots. The biggest part of Madeira is still very quiet and undiscovered so I really enjoyed it and I'm going to come back next winter. You have to do more steps to get to know the more authentic side of Madeira.


You should definitely go to the middle of the island and see sceneries like Serra de Agua, Laurisilva of Madeira, Levada dos Tornos or beautiful area of waterfalls Levada of 25 Fontes.

Let's take a look at some other great places to see:

Pico do Arieiro (1818 m)

It is not possible to visit Madeira without seeing one of its peaks, this is the third highest and also one with the best view even in bad weather. It is very cold here, remember that the mountains in Madeira can be cooler even in summer. I also climbed the peak of the Pico Ruivo (1862 m), which offers a bird's eye view of Madeira.


Porto Moniz

The biggest attraction in the west of the island are natural lava pools. The pools are also very photogenic so you may know lots of images from this place. When I visited this place, all the pools were closed because of strong waves from the ocean.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco

This location was definitely my favorite one in Madeira. While almost the whole island abounds in lush vegetation, this part is very dry. Only in the winter months there are blooming plants. That was the main reason why I visited Madeira in January. It was an unbelievable moment to see the sunrise at the easternmost spot of the island, Pico do Furado.


Madeira is a beautiful and fascinating island that makes for a stunning photographic destination. My plan is to write a more detailed article about many secret gems on this magical island, stay tuned!