With its warm, subtropical climate and lush nature, the island of Madeira, off the coast of Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean, is the perfect holiday destination. Also known as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’, here you will feel it is always summer.
The capital city, Funchal, has much to offer. Take a swim on the beautiful beaches and pools, visit the several museums, as the CR7 Museum, and increase your adrenaline, by trying the Monte toboggan rides. If you need to catch your breath after that, just walk along the Lido promenade, smell the flowers in the botanical gardens and contemplate the city from above on the cable car.
For true entertainment, don’t miss the Carnival and Flower Festival Parades, as well as the New Year's fireworks, a once in a lifetime experience. But there are all kinds of festivities around the island, namely in São Vicente, Porto Moniz, Ponta Delgada, Caniçal and Machico. And while you are touring the island, don’t miss the opportunity to savour the main specialities, such as espetada and bolo do caco, and take a sip of Madeira wine or the regional drink, poncha.
For those who like hiking, enjoying nature during a levada walk can be absolutely magical.
So you see, this island has everything you need for a perfect vacation. And if you felt that time just flew by, you can always come back again, and again and again…