Welcome to West Coast

West of Funchal is where the Madeiran sun shines brightest, with long light-filled days, dramatic sunsets, and millions of the island’s sweet miniature bananas and Malvasia grapes ripening in the heat. Varied and scenically dramatic, there’s a lot to see and do off the slow road west, from the fishing traditions of Câmara de Lobos […]

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Welcome to East Coast

Outside Funchal, East Madeira is the island’s most heavily populated area. The ‘second city’ and former capital Machico, Madeira’s main port at Caniçal, and the stilt-walking airport are all at this end of the island. It’s an action-packed area of gliding Boeings and aqua parks, golden sand and stupendous views, all just a short ride […]

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9 Reasons to Pack and Travel to Madeira Island

Madeira Tours & Activities

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT MADEIRA’S “PONCHA”

After the Madeira wine, “poncha” is the most popular drink on the Island. This regional drink is made with rum obtained by fermentation and distillation of sugarcane juice produced in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. During a visit to Madeira, you can try this drink. You can surely find it in bars and restaurants scattered […]

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Estrelícia

Is it a bird or is it a plant? These long-lived flowers look like exotic birds of paradise. É um pássaro ou é uma planta? Essas flores de vida longa parecem pássaros exóticos do paraíso.

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