Garajau is located to the east of Funchal, and is one of the most sought-after residential areas outside of Funchal itself. Its proximity to the capital (10 min. drive), the airport (10 min. drive) and easy access to the motorway contribute to its status as a prime residential area with a wide range of property types, ranging from small apartments to the biggest villas and estates. Two golf courses are also within easy and quick access.
The area offers a wide variety of services and commodities, including restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, a bakery, small shops and other services. Caniço is a few minutes' drive away, where the village square, with its new shopping centre, offers an even wider variety of shops, supermarkets, dry cleaners, banks, post office, medical centre, etc. The Cristo Rei beach facilities are another local attraction. Access by cable-car or road is available.