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Madeira Archipelago consists of Madeira, Porto Santo and Ilhas Desertas. Portuguese discoverers arrived first on the very dry Porto Santo. When they later discovered Madeira Island they were very impressed with the presence of trees and lush vegetation. That is why they called it Madeira from the Portuguese word for wood.
The part of the island which you see in this photo is a rocky peninsula called Ponta de Sao Lourenco. It resembles more the landscapes from Porto Santo or Ilhas Desertas than the rest of Madeira. So what you see here is not necessarily representative to the rest of the island.
I have showed you already two photos with this high cliff which you see in the right side of the frame.
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Portugal/Islands/Madeira/Ponta_de_Sao_Lourenco/photo1596084.htm
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Portugal/Islands/Madeira/Ponta_de_Sao_Lourenco/photo1595745.htm
There is actually a viewpoint on top of it which I didn’t visit because the weather was not very inviting.

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