Rocha do Navio viewing point

Cable Car and Viewing Point in Santana (Madeira)

Rocha Do Navio Viewing Point
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Madeira boasts awe-inspiring scenery, marked by its sheer magnificence. The Rocha do Navio viewing point stands out as a fantastic spot offering panoramic views of the landscape, encompassing the rugged coastline and the picturesque islet of Viúva. The island derives its peculiar name from a 19th-century Dutch ship that met its fate along the coastline. Visitors can reach the Sítio da Rocha do Navio Nature Reserve either by cable car or by taking a scenic walk from this vantage point.

Rocha do Navio Cable Car

This cable car was built in 1997 mainly for local farmers to have better access to their land plantations. Today the ‘Teleférico da Rocha do Navio’ is open to visitors to explore and experience its beautiful landscape and nature. This cable car works every day of the week, between 9:00 and 17:00.




The Rocha do Navio viewing point appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Santana (Madeira)!

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Visiting Rocha do Navio viewing point


Cable Car: €5 return ticket or €3 one way – cash only

Duration: 20 minutes

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