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Docas do Cavacas

The Docas do Cavacas, one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Funchal, Madeira, has earned its reputation for good reason.

Conveniently located near important hotels and offering breathtaking views, it’s the perfect place to unwind and bask in the beauty of nature.

If you’re seeking a tranquil spot to sit back and enjoy the surroundings, this is definitely the place to be in Funchal.

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Docas do Cavacas Location & Contacts

Address: Rua da Ponta da Cruz 66, 9000-250 Funchal

Phone: 291762057

Opening Hours

Daily from 10 am to 6 pm.


The entry to Doca do Cavacas costs €2 for adults (€1 for youths). Free for children under ten years old.


The Cavadas Wharf is among Madeira’s finest restaurants, boasting indoor and outdoor dining areas.

The staff are incredibly kind and accommodating. The location is blessed with breathtaking sun.

The menu boasts exceptional dishes such as fish soup, limpets, fish and skewers. One should not depart from the island without trying the fish soup.

The limpets are also impeccable. It is advisable to make a reservation in advance for dinner.

For two people, the price range is between €25 – €50. The restaurant is closed on Mondays

Things to do nearby:

The lovely Praia Formosa and the Lido and Ponta Gorda Bathing Complex are close by.

The Promenade of Lido, a seaside walk, is one of the finest in Funchal. It runs from the Cavacas Docks to the Lido Complex, featuring the largest saltwater pool in Funchal.

The Madeira Forum is also nearby, boasting countless fashion and electronics shops, a supermarket, and half a dozen cinemas.

If one continues in this direction, one will inevitably arrive at the former fishing village of Câmara de Lobos.

Today, it is a popular tourist destination renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and delicious beverages, with a must-try Poncha at the Bar Filhos do Mar.

Further to the west lies the Port of Funchal. One of the busiest in Portugal and a popular stop for cruise ships navigating between Madeira and the Canary Islands.

The ferry Lobo do Mar departs from here towards Porto Santo.

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