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SV02 - Boaventura

Depósito de deslizamento © Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: SV02

Name: Boaventura

Thematic category: Mass movements

Geographical location on orthophotomap - SV02

Municipality: São Vicente

Civil parish: Boaventura

Location area: 0,1 -10 ha

Coordinates(1):32°49'20.3'' N 16°58'32.1'' W

Altitude: 157 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 1 m

Conditions of observation: Good

(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint


Brief description

This geosite is one of the best locations on Madeira Island to observe a large rotational-type slide deposit, in particular its sedimentary characteristics and internal deformation structures.


Relevant notes

Visiting a site of geological interest is the sole responsibility of the user.
The user must take precautions when visiting the site, taking into account the conditions of the terrain, weather conditions and other hazards, so that they do not create situations that put themselves or others at risk.
The user must respect private property. Access to private areas requires prior authorization from the owners.
The user must respect natural heritage, keeping it intact. The impact of your actions should be minimal.


How to Cite

BRUM DA SILVEIRA, A.; PRADA, S.; RAMALHO, R.; MADEIRA, J.; FONSECA, P.; CANHA, E.; BRILHA, J. (2012). Inventariação do Património Geológico da Ilha da Madeira. Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais - Relatório Final, 414 p. In:


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