Caniço 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 variety 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. The village square is also close by, with dry cleaners, banks, post office, medical centre, etc.