Santa Cruz is a charming city in the eastern part of Madeira and due to its link with the superhighway has almost become a suburb of the capital Funchal. This area is home to enchanting valleys of small houses perched on the edge of cliffs and surrounded by tiny cultivated vineyards. Professional and amateur golfers alike will be captivated by the course at Santo da Serra, the location of the Madeira Open. This 27-hole course is reputed to be one of the most beautiful mountain golf courses in Europe with breathtaking views over Ponta de Sao Lourenco. One of the best fish markets in Madeira is on the Santa Cruz sea front with really fresh and excellent catches. The friendly merchants are only too happy to help with directions and plenty of restaurants and bars offer a great choice of traditional and local fare. The village of Camacha, the centre of the wickerwork industry, is worthy of a visit for souvenirs before driving to Santa Cruz airport for the flight home.