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Desert Islands Natural Reserve

The Desert Islands Nature Reserve is made up of the Deserta Grande, the Ilhéu Chão and the Bugio.

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Desertas Islands Boat Tour

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The Desert Islands Natural Reserve, located in the Madeira Archipelago, are a hidden gem for those seeking a true paradise getaway. Deserta Grande, Bugio, and Ilhéu Chão are three uninhabited islands that offer a unique and unspoiled landscape to visitors. The islands have pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant wildlife.

A protected nature reserve, the islands host a variety of bird species, such as the scarce Zino’s and Madeiran storm petrels. Visitors can also spot monk seals, dolphins, and whales in the surrounding waters.

Deserta Grande, the largest island, is a must-see for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Visitors can also explore the island’s rugged coastline, dotted with hidden coves and beaches.

Bugio Island is famous for its small size but exceptional underwater caves and diverse marine life, ideal for snorkeling and diving. Ilhéu Chão, the smallest of the three islands, is a popular stopover for boats traveling between Madeira and the Desertas.

Visitors can take a day trip to the Desertas Islands, departing from the harbor in Madeira. The trip includes a guided tour of the islands, allowing visitors to learn more about the islands’ history and wildlife. For those looking for a more adventurous experience, there are also opportunities for camping and hiking.

Overall, the Desertas Islands offer a truly unique and unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With its pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery, the Desertas Islands are a must-visit destination in the Madeira Archipelago.

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