View to Ilhas Desertas

Camacha is a pleasant village/parish in the hills to the north-east of Funchal on the road to Santo António da Serra with views over the Ilhas Desertas. 

There's a shopping centre with a large supermarket and the village centre has a pleasant open plaza with a café, play area and parking in close proximity to civic amenities.

Centre of Camacha

The ornate chapel of São José (St. Joseph) was constructed between 1922 and 1924.

The principal parish church (Igreja Paroquial da Camacha) is a modern church dating from 1997.

For most tourists visiting, its major attraction is the number of walks that can be accessed either from the centre of the village - such as Levada dos Tornos and the Levada to Caniço or from its environs, such as the Levada da Serra do Faial.

Like many parts of Madeira, Camacha is spread over quite some vertical distance so it has distinct localities often served by different transport routes.

Getting There

Camacha Shopping and the village centre both offer parking.

Because of the number of outlying localities, even buses with the same number may take different routes at different times of day to ensure as wide a service is possible - so check the particular bus you're taking. A number of different interurban HF buses provide connections from Funchal: bus 77 goes through the centre of Camacha and continues to Santo da Serra; bus 110 arrives via Caniço; bus 111 makes a detour via Ribeirinha and continues to Achadinha providing access to the Levada da Serra do Faial; bus 129 goes to Camacha shopping and usually does a loop around the village returning to the shopping centre.