Ribeira da Janela

Village in Porto Moniz (Madeira)

Ribeira Da Janela

Ribeira da Janela, located in the northwest of Madeira Island, Portugal, is a small village known for its distinctive natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. The village is named after the stream (Ribeira) that flows through it and the unique rock formation near its mouth that resembles a window (Janela in Portuguese), hence the name Ribeira da Janela.

This area is particularly famous for its impressive coastal scenery. The coastline near Ribeira da Janela is rugged and features large, striking rock formations that rise from the sea, creating a dramatic and picturesque landscape. These rocks are a popular subject for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Apart from the stunning coastal views, Ribeira da Janela is also a gateway to explore the lush Laurissilva forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient forest is one of the last remaining primary laurel forests in the world and is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Hiking and walking trails from the village lead into the heart of this forest, offering visitors the chance to experience Madeira’s unique natural heritage up close.

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Visiting Ribeira da Janela

Address: Ribeira da Janela, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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