Reserva Natural do Sítio da Rocha do Navio

Natural reserve integrated into the Madeira Natural Park, with a total area of 1710 hectares and a total length of 6259 meters. It is exclusively marine, meaning it also covers the seabed up to 100 meters and the islets of Rocha das Vinhas and Viúva, or Rocha do Navio. This protected area was created in 1997 at the will of the local population, with the aim of protecting fishing and maritime resources against indiscriminate fishing, often using explosives. Of its natural, scientific and cultural wealth, its botanical heritage stands out, with several species of endemic flora on the cliffs, among other protected habitats and rare species threatened with extinction. Access to the seafront can be done by cable car.


Sítio da Parlatório


  • Protected areas
  • car access

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