Madeira is becoming an increasingly popular destination, and even during the pandemic quite a few people choose to go to this Portuguese island. We get a lot of questions from you just about traveling to Madeira, and more and more…
Madeira, or the evergreen island! Therefore, we are not surprised by Madeira’s growing popularity among tourists. The island of eternal spring, where it is green all year round, and orchids, rhododendrons, orchids bloom on the hillsides, along the roads, beckons with its pleasant climate and picturesque views. Hikers are attracted to the laurel forests and mountainous terrain, ideal for trekking.
To start with, we recommend you our entry What’s worth seeing in Madeira? » The rest of the descriptions of specific places can be found below.
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It is the ubiquitous greenery, interesting terrain, and naturally heated pools on the coast that make many people choose Madeira as a vacation destination.
Anyway, Madeira is an ideal place for trekking, there are many spectacular routes here, with the São Lourenço peninsula at the forefront. Of course, you can’t miss the levadas either, which can only be seen on here. What are levadas? Read about them in one of our posts on Madeira ;-)
Also noteworthy are the thermal pools – both natural and artificial, therapeutic ones. Driving around the island, we always had towels and bathing suits in the trunk, which came in handy more than once.
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Madeira – When is the best time to fly to Madeira?
In fact, all year round! As mentioned, there is a constant temperature here, although the weather is not always predictable. Rainfall happens, and it can also blow hard, so it’s a good idea to bring appropriate clothing, especially if you plan to travel between October and March (that’s when there’s more rainfall).
Madeira – Where is Madeira located?
Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is included in the Macaronesia area, the same area in which the Canary Islands, the Azores, or Cape Verde are located. More specifically, Madeira is located about halfway between the Azores and the Canary Islands and is the closest to Europe of the aforementioned islands.
Madeira – is it safe here?
Definitely yes! Madeira like most “island” destinations in the area is considered a safe destination. Especially now that the COVID-19 epidemic is quite kind to Madeira, and the island itself is quite popular for a winter vacation. Nevertheless, as we always tell you, be ever vigilant despite the holiday climate. You never know and you’d better be careful with your luggage, wallets and phones.
All our posts about Madeira:
Madeira or the Azores? How about the Canary Islands?
Madeira or the Azores? Wondering where to spend your next vacation? We have gathered for you a handful of information about these two archipelagos and added an alternative for those who need lots of sun, nice beaches and high temperatures…
Cheap flights: how to fly to Madeira cheaply?
Madeira is part of the Macaronesian archipelago and is located in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of Africa. Practically in the same vicinity as the Canary Islands. And that makes it not at all close to Madeira, as we…
Madeira – a practical summary of vacations in Madeira
We spent slightly more than a week in Madeira, which allowed us to discover many interesting places. What exactly did we do? What did our route look like? What is worth seeing in Madeira? We will summarize everything, traditionally, in…
Madeira – what to see? TOP 10 attractions.
Madeira is not a suitable destination for people who like to spend their vacation passively. There are no beautiful beaches, warm water, or guaranteed heat. Instead, it is an ideal destination for people who enjoy active recreation, prefer nature over…
Madeira – Cabo Girão and a lot of Teleferico
It is known how it is: a cobbler walks in holey shoes, and despite the fact that we spent the night 50 meters (!!!) from the popular Cabo Girão cliff we only went there on the 4th. day. Today we…
Madeira – western part (Porto Moniz), time for natural pools and beaches
We have already seen Funchal, the beautiful São Lourenço peninsula, walked along the levadas and seen the eastern part of the island. Now it’s time to head west to Madeira! Today we’re taking you on a tour of the western…