Machico is the second biggest city in Madeira Island.
It has 67.73 km ² and 21,321 inhabitants (2004), divided into 5 districts. The municipality is bordered to the south by the municipality of Santa Cruz on the west by Santana and by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and east. Here you can finde pedestrian track´s trought the mountains, lovely beaches, good restaurants etc.. Every year in the first week of August take place a big food festival. There yo can taste various traditional dishes from Madeira. Also some music shows are offered and after closing you can always go to one of the clubs oppened all night long.