Camacha is a picturesque small village in the Santa Cruz area, a few kilometres in the hills east of Funchal. Situated at about 700 meters high, Camacha is famous for its traditions, handicraft and its very active and colourful folklore dance groups. The village is situated in a typical Madeira's mountain side landscape, in between valleys and mountains, and other places of great natural value, such as Poiso or Montado do Pereiro.
Since the first colonization times that these fertile lands dictate the strong agricultural feature of the region, that has been able to be maintained until our days, still visible in the several estates and manor houses of the region and the many rural testimonies, such as old wind and watermills, the levadas, fountains, bridges, among many others.
Camacha is known for its strong cultural feature, where the old traditions are still kept, as it is visible in its Handicraft.
The village is also proud of its natural heritage, with monuments such as the Mother, the Nova and the Rochão Churches or the lovely São José Chapels, or the charming Levadas of Serra do Faial and Tornos, the best way to see the Island of Madeira and its luxuriant vegetation.