Located on the highest summit of Madeira, the Pico Ruivo Shelter is one of the most welcoming places where one can fulfill their desire to be in the middle of nowhere, merely surrounded by mountains.
It was recently opened to the public in August 2019, having been the target of some renovations in order to become a more cozy and homey setting, making visitors feel at home, this shelter was built to provide support to tourists and hikers, as well as sheltering from bad weather.
To get there one has to take a quick walk from Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo (5.4 km roundtrip) or the long hike from Pico do Arieiro (10.5 km roundtrip).
Needless to say, it is one of the best places to see the sunrise and also one of the vantage points where one can observe the astrology and get some incredible panoramic photos.
All those who wish to spend the night in this establishment should do so through the Website :