Santa Cruz is the county on the south coast of Madeira, about 15km from Funchal.
The municipality of Santa Cruz consists of the parishes: Santa Cruz, Camacha, Caniço, Gaula and Santo da Serra.
Santa Cruz Parish
The parish of Santa Cruz is a city and county center..
It is in this parish that is the Madeira International Airport, the City Council of Santa Cruz and the main services of the county.
The parish of Camacha is located in the highlands of Santa Cruz and is known for the production of furniture and several pieces of wickerwork.
It is also known to have been in Camacha where football was first played in Portugal, in 1875
– Café do Relógio
– Largo da Achada
Caniço is one of the areas with greater urban development of Madeira, and is divided into caniço and caniço de baixo.
The main economic activities are the planting of onion, hotels and restaurants.
The Gaula parish covers about 700 hectares and extends from the sea to the mountains.
Santo António Da Serra Parish
Santo António da Serra besides belonging to Santa Cruz, is also part of the municipality of Machico, and is best known for “Santo da Serra”.
It differs by its lush vegetation, with romantic touches.
– Quinta da Junta
– Santo da Serra Golf Course