Explore the Best of Madeira: Top Attractions & Insider Travel Tips
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Dubbed the island of eternal spring, Madeira is the perfect setting for anyone looking to reconnect with nature and experience the extraordinary. Boasting mild weather and equally mild ocean temperatures year-round, Madeira is a unique destination offering endless activities for you to discover the island’s stunning natural beauty by land or sea.

Go hiking and biking through the island’s extensive natural reserve and discover stunning coastal cliffs with mesmerizing views, cascading waterfalls, and lush laurel forests protected by UNESCO. Explore the surrounding seas by kayak, sailboat, jet-ski, or surfboard, or explore what lies beneath these pristine blue waters with a snorkel or scuba diving excursion.

Discover the charming port city of Funchal, a cruise-ship hub and a historical and colorful city teeming with restaurants, cafés and friendly locals. Explore the narrow streets paved in black and white stones, explore the city’s colorful and lively markets, and indulge in delicious food. Try the local fish, savor bolo do caco, and sip poncha as you people-watch under the sunny skies of Madeira. Enjoy the thrill of going down a hill on a traditional wicker toboggan and admire the island’s typical houses and architecture. With its exquisite landscapes, delicious cuisine, distinctive culture and traditions, and endless opportunities for adventure, it's easy to see why this dreamy island was elected  "World's Leading Island Destination" from 2015 to 2023 by the World Travel Awards. 

Escape, unwind, and leave all your worries behind; we invite you to experience the best of Madeira!

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The Best Natural Landscapes of Madeira, Portugal

Often described as the islands of eternal spring, Madeira is home to many natural reserves, including a classified UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and several other places of indescribable natural beauty.

Whale & Dolphin Watching in Madeira, Portugal

Welcome to the biggest whale sanctuary in the North Atlantic, where more than 28 species of whales and dolphins can be spotted throughout the year on a whale watching experience. Find out more about whale wathcing in Madeira, Portugal

Top 10 Levadas & Hiking Trails in Madeira, Portugal

Hit the ‘’levadas’’ and explore the secrets of the Laurissilva forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or let yourself venture off to the long stretches of golden sand beaches.

Discover The Best Food of Madeira Island

Madeira’s traditional cuisine is a reflection of its people's creativity. So, what can you expect? Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and traditional flavors blended with contemporary culinary techniques.

Discover The Famous Wine of Madeira Island

Drinking a delicious aged Madeira wine is, as Winston Churchill once put it: “drinking liquid history.” This famous wine was chosen to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the US.

The Unique History & Culture of Madeira, Portugal

Voted “Best Island Destination in the World” many times, it’s no surprise that Madeira’s winning combination of unique culture and beauty have made it such a popular place to visit for more than a century.

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