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This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Madeira. To help you make friends with Madeira before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Madeira is also named and spelled Caniço - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Canico is a village in the Madeira region of Portugal. It is one of the oldest villages in the country. The area is very appealing to travelers who like a more vintage, quaint place to visit. There is a traditional square in the city center along with a church, built in the 18th century. The town is full of small lanes that network their way up the hillsides around it.
Hostels in Canico are usually abundant in the lower part of the city, which is more modern. You can get from the hostels to the rest of the city via one of two cobbled streets, only one of which is open to vehicles. The modern sector of the village of Canico is on the coast and is full of newer bars, hotels, hostels and restaurants. It stretches along the coast for about a mile.
The village of Canico is on the southeast part of Portugal and is about five miles to the east of Funchal. Getting to it is quite easy, as it is only eight miles from the nearest airport. It can be accessed by a single winding road that extends up into the hills. Canico de Baixo, a more hotel-focused part of the town, is on the coast itself, which is made of black rock and volcanic deposits.
If you want to go shopping, there are small shopping centers in the village. However, nearby Funchal is a far better bet if you want to get some real shopping done. Activities other than retail therapy in Canico include water activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more. You can also take a hike up the hillside or watch the marine life at the Garajau Marine Reserve.
Last, but not least, is the cuisine. Fish and other seafood is the main fare for the locals here. However, there are many restaurants, especially near the coast. These offer dishes from all over the world, including Italy, France, and many other countries.
Written by local enthusiast for Madeira hostels Jakob Lombardi
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