Caniço de Baixo is a modern resort area with stylish villas, hotels & holiday homes. Because it is a costal tourist zone, it has an excellent selection of amenities including restaurants, bars, 2 mini-market, 4 car hire outlets, souvenir shop & tourist shop. There are a number of sport and spa hotels in the resort, each makes outside visitors very welcome and the facilities can be used for a small fee. All the hotels also offer evening entertainment. Almost all of the local hotels offer indoor [heated in winter], & outdoor swimming pools. Most have a Jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium, health & beauty centre, massages, beauty salon, spa treatments. All hotels offer a Happy hour 18.30 to 20.00 with nightly entertainment – outside guests are very welcome.
The limpid waters in Caniço de Baixo offer three excellent diving schools & perfect conditions to visit the fine ocean depths. The town of Canico, with a shopping centre & supermarkets, is 2.5 km away and Funchal is 10 km. Both can be reached using the excellent regular bus service which runs between Canico de Baixo and Funchal.
Caniço de Baixo is a beautiful, quiet & peaceful coastal resort. It is an ideal location for those who want a resort holiday, but away from the busy city of Funchal. The new dramatic Palheiro golf course with its stunning views is about 7 km away. Madeira’s oldest golf course, the PGA European Tour course -Santo da Serra golf course with its spectacular 27-holes is also within easy reach - 13 km away. Caniço de Baixo is a good location from where one can hike and walk the islands amazing levada irrigation system spanning 2,500 km, which meander round the mountains.