MADEIRA

Madeira

Madeira is a Portugese island, located off the coast of Africa, 850 km away from the rest of the country. It is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.

 

It is surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean and due to this geographical isolation, has beautiful untouched nature sceneries, endemic plant and animal species and a delicious regional gastronomy. The capital of Madeira is Funchal (also the birth place of Cristiano Ronaldo). 

 

Blessed with a warm sub tropical climate giving it mild to warm temperatures all year, the island is known as the ‘Island of endless Spring’. It was also elected “Europe’s Leading Island Destination” for the past 7 years in a row by the World Travel Awards.
 
Find out more about Madeira on the official Tourism page. 

Highlights

Nature Views

The most breath-taking view points from cable cars and mountain tops with an always present deep blue ocean around its lush woods and high cliffs.

Fauna & Flora

Discover the Unesco Heritage of the 'Laurisilva forest', watch whales and dolphins, and a unique suite of plants and animals.

Natural Pools

Several natural ocean pools, where water temperatures range from 18-23ºC year round will invite for a swim even during the 'winter' months.

Hiking

World renowned hiking trails, some following the ancient water channels for agriculture, others taking you above the clouds or along the coastline, crossing tunnels and ancient bridges.

Surfing

A paradise for surf friends as Madeira has from world class big waves spots like 'Jardim do Mar' to mellow and safer black sand beaches where surf classes take place.

Regional Products

Try the famous Madeira Wine, the aromatic passion fruits from the tree, small locally grown bananas and for the sea food lovers the delicious 'Lapas'.

Discover the beauty of Madeira

How to get there?

Madeira is most quickly reached via air. The main airport is the Santa Cruz Airport (FNC) which has a good frequency of flights from cities in Portugal and the rest of Europe.

 

The best way to reach the island of Madeira coming from Portugal is via a 90 minute flight to Santa Cruz airport from Lisbon.

 

You can also arrive to Madeira via ferry, however this form of transportation is seasonal.

Getting around locally is also convenient, with taxi and bus services from the airports and port areas available.

 

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