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Levada
Place: Lombo do Urzal
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Photo: Turismo da Madeira

Right in the middle of the Atlantic, the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are a haven of natural beauty. The exotic colours of the flowers stand out from among the blue sea and the emerald green vegetation; this is an archipelago where two thirds are a protected area and where the largest Laurisilva forest in the world is located.

The springtime temperature, felt all year round, cries out for open air activities. You can go for a walk along the network of levadas (irrigation channels), visit the city of Funchal and discover the heritage associated with the Discoveries or roam freely around the island. Boat rides are an excellent way of admiring the coastline from a different perspective.

Porto Santo
Photo: Ilha de Porto Santo © Paulo Magalhães

In such a naturally welcoming environment, balance and well-being are taken for granted. Madeira offers various tourist complexes and accesses to the sea with prime conditions for leisure boating and scuba diving. The island of Porto Santo, in particular, is the ideal place to escape from stress and undertake a thalassotherapy programme, or a beach holiday combined with a spot of golf.

Popular feasts, which take place all year round, are opportunities to appreciate traditional gastronomic flavours and see Madeira partying, especially for the Carnival parades, the Flower Festival, the Atlantic Festival and, above all, the end-of-year fireworks display.

 


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Vineyard
Place: Madeira
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Madeira Wine
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Beef kebab on a bay stick
Place: Madeira
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Madeira’s Gastronomy
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Levada
Place: Madeira
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Madeira’s levadas
About 3,000km of levadas (irrigation channels) to explore, discovering breathtaking landscapes: a unique encounter with nature. Alongside its natural beauty, Madeira has another no less (...)

Monte Palace
Place: Monte
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Monte
Monte, also known as "the village of carts", is one of Funchal’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, and a “must-visit" for tourists, not only because of its history but also for its panoramic view over (...)

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