Madeira Travel Guide
Plan Your Madeira Vacation
Floral scents fill Madeira's sea-washed air. Bird-of-paradise flowers grow wild; pink and purple fuchsia weave lacy patterns up pastel walls; and jacaranda trees create purple canopies over roads and avenues. The natural beauty of this island is like no other, from the cliffs that plummet seaward to mountain summits cloaked in silent fog. The magic has captivated travelers for centuries.
Madeira is famed for the quality of its hotels. The majority are four stars and above, with top-notch facilities. In... read more
The majority of Madeira’s restaurants serve Portuguese cuisine, and you'll find many casual, family-run eateries and snack... read more
Things To Do in Madeira
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Experiencing the old and the new. Madeira retains a traditional Portuguese feel but has one foot firmly in the 21st century, with... Read more
Looking for a vacation from your vacation, or a unique destination that's far off the beaten path—by 1,410 km (875 miles)? The remote... Read more
Three days are the minimum you should budget to explore Funchal and its environs, along with some of the interior or the western coast;... Read more
One of the most popular diversions on Madeira is hiking—the island is covered with footpaths that run among peaks and alongside levadas.... Read more
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