If you want to experience a unique waterfall that you can actually drive your car though, Anjos Waterfall in Madeira is definitely it. Here’s a complete guide.
How To Get To Anjos Waterfall
Located on the ER 101 road, just 25km (15 miles) west of Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, Anjos Waterfall is a 30 minute drive from the city.
Taking the V1 road out of Funchal you head towards the municipality of Ponta Do Sol.
From Ponta do Sol take the old road up through the tunnel near to the beach and you will shortly come to the waterfall.
It is possible to get the Line 80 bus from Funchal to Anjos Waterfall. This costs between 2-4 euros and takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
One of the tours that takes in Anjos Waterfall is the Southwest Madeira: 4×4 Open Top Tour, a great way to visit lots of beautiful spots in one day.
Anjos Waterfall Entrance Fee
Anjos waterfall is free to visit.
Anjos Waterfall Opening Times
Anjos waterfalls is open all day, every day.
The road Anjos Waterfall is located on does occasionally close if there has been heavy rain and subsequently falling rocks.
Best Time To Visit Anjos Waterfall
Anjos Waterfall is quite popular with tourists, so getting there early or later in the day is recommended if you like to avoid the crowds.
However, this is not a busy road and the people you meet along it will pretty much all be there to enjoy the waterfall.
During the warmer months would be a good time to visit if you fancy taking a refreshing shower in this beautiful, but cold, waterfall!
August and September are the hottest months of the year in Madeira. Although Madeira has a sub-tropical climate that offers sunshine throughout the year.
After a downpour of rain, the flow of water cascading over the rocks will be at its most spectacular.
However, check if the road is open before visiting, as it can sometimes be closed due to rockfalls, especially after very heavy rains. They do usually try to get the road opened as soon as possible once it is safe.
The road can get a little muddy and slippery sometimes, so take care and wear appropriate footwear.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Anjos Waterfall In Madeira
Anjos Waterfall is also known as Cascata dos Anjos, meaning Waterfall of Angels and is the outflow of a Levada ( a human-made irrigation channel) from the mountain.
Just a short drive from Ponta do Sol, this aptly named waterfall, cascades down a sheer rock face onto the old highway E R 101 road and then continues on down into the sea below.
The road is quite narrow where the waterfall is and there is not anywhere to stop if there is other traffic.
Therefore, you may just want to drive through the waterfall and get a free, natural car wash!
Alternatively, you can park a little way back from the falls and walk up and enjoy a unique, refreshing shower!
This spectacularly unique waterfall is one of the most photographed waterfalls on the island and definitely worth taking the time to visit.
I’d personally say one of the coolest things to do in Madeira.
Where To Stay In Madeira
Recently awarded as Europe’s Leading Design Hotel, the luxurious Vine Hotel is located in Funchal.
It offers a fusion restaurant with stunning views, a Wine Therapy Spa, access to the fitness centre and a rooftop infinity pool.
Each room features an LCD TV with in-room movies, free WiFi and a laptop-size safe.
The roof terrace sports a heated infinity pool, massage facilities as well as a 20 yard hot tub, with views of Fort São João and the mountains.
The newly renovated 4-star Hotel Baía Azul is ideally situated a 4-minute walk from Funchal’s beachfront.
It offers 3 swimming pools, 3 restaurants, a Spa and a sun deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the gardens.
The hotel has a total of 215 bedrooms with sea-inspired decor. All rooms come with an en suite bathroom, bath amenities and a hairdryer.
Not only that, but a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, a kettle and a safe deposit box too.
Free WiFi access is provided in all rooms and common areas.
Funchal Apartments – City View is venue is set in Se district, around a 10 minute walk from Funchal center, and features a terrace with the cathedral view.
The property includes free WiFi, plus express check-in and check-out.
There is also a shared kitchen, ATM and currency exchange for guests.
All rooms include a wardrobe, a desk and a shared bathroom.
For more places to stay in Madeira, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.