Madeira Island, Regions, Culture and Attractions
A tropical archipelago with a wonderful subtropical climate and breathtaking scenery, Madeira is known as ‘the floating garden’ or ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’. It is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, some 560 miles from continental Portugal and about 370 miles from the coast of Morocco; an outpost of Europe in the Atlantic Ocean. Forming part of the Archipelago are the inhabited islands of Madeira and Porto Santo plus small groups of uninhabited islands, the Desertas and Selvagens.
The Island of Madeira is the largest of them.
The Island is famous for Madeira wine, embroidery artisans, 'Bolo de mel', exotic flowers, tropical fruits, striking scenery and its spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks. As one of the largest fireworks displays anywhere in the world, it has become a favourite port of call for Cruise ships during the new year celebration.  Add all this to its beautiful climate and it’s easy to see why this ‘Paradise Island’ has become an favourite holiday and golf destination.
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Funchal was declared a city on the 21st of August 1508 the largest city in the Island and now the main centre of trade. It’s situated on the south coast of Madeira and is one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most popular cruise-ship ports of call.  Funchal has a rich historical heritage; a bustling colourful city with stunning views of the mountains. The vibrant Market “Mercado dos Lavradores” where you can buy a variety of exotic flowers and local crafts,  tropical fruits, vegetables and fresh fish is a great start from where to explore the rest of Funchal city centre. From here you can visit wonderful museums, monuments, art galleries and gardens. The Sé Cathedral, a landmark located in the centre of the old town was built between 1485 and 1514; 


Away from Funchal, the coasts and interior offer a diversity of landscapes rarely found in such a comparatively small area. Volcanic in nature and blessed with sheer cliffs, blue seas and skies, verdant mountains and the most wonderful flora, Madeira Island is truly diverse. The popular south coast, sheltered from the prevailing trade breezes is the calmest, whilst the rugged north coast is a spectacle of blue, green and white as the relentless Atlantic surf outlines each cliff, bay and cove.


The mountains are sheer and spectacular, their tops sometimes shrouded in mist, a micro-climate all of their own; it’s hard to believe that they are just a few miles from the warm sunny coast. With so many attractions to visit, why not let someone else do the driving and take a luxury coach tour of the most interesting and picturesque parts of the island.
With so much to offer, it's no wonder that Madeira Island appeals to the discerning tourist looking for something beyond the hustle of many a Mediterranean package holiday.


A charming sandy island is not far from Madeira though the two islands are completely different. While Madeira is generally green with a rocky and steep coastline, Porto Santo has a golden colour due to its 9 km sandy beach. The most popular way to get there is by the Ferry although flying is also an alternative.

Accommodation per night
per person

includes Breakfast


  01.02/28.02.                 now € 527
  01.03/31.03.                 now € 580   01.04/30.04.                 now € 605
  01.05/31.05.                 now € 585   01.06/30.06.                 now € 575   01.09/15.09.                 now € 625
  16.09/30.09.                 now € 695
  01.10/31.10.                 now € 640

       Group discount available!