Madeira has many enchanting festivals, carnivals and fairs. You will undoubtedly find yourself part of these festivals as you are carried along by the warmth and enthusiasm of the people. Madeira has also one of the biggest fireworks shows in the world, loudly announcing Sylvester’s Night and the arrival of every New Year. Most people are also attracted by the relaxed and unstressed way of life in Madeira and the culinary delights are well renowned and affordable. The exotic fruits and the availability of amazing seafood makes Madeira an excellent culinary destination.
If you have an adventurous soul discover Madeira from above while paragliding, or try canyoning. Madeira is one of the best locations in Europe also for diving and the Island meets all the necessary conditions for an adrenaline rush while surfing its excellent waves. Take a boat trip and enjoy the beautiful landscape or experience sport fishing in the beautiful waters of the Atlantic. Take the opportunity to enjoy a whale and dolphin watching trip.
Even if the mountains and seaside already sold Madeira to you, walking along a levada is one of the most exciting experiences to have on the island. There are more than 3,000 km of irrigation channels that guide you through the most beautiful landscapes of the Island.
Spend your days exploring the coastline of majestic cliffs, beaches and natural rock pools that attest to the island’s volcanic origins, or take a ferry or flight to Porto Santo and enjoy miles of golden beaches.
Visit Funchal! It is in fact a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants wonderful gardens, churches museums and chapels. The best way to visit the Funchal’s historic city centre is to do it by foot. The tour begins at the Gothic Cathedral and continues with the Farmers’ Market, an experience that will satisfy all of your senses: from exotic fruits to traditional delights. Find out the most appreciated products in the region in the Embroidery and Wine Museums. One of the best ways to see the views of Funchal in Madeira is to hop on the cable car that takes you up to the Botanical Garden or the Monte Palace. The trip is worth it for the views, and you can enjoy the most unique way to come down the hill – the toboggan.