The good climate the Island experiences right throughout the year, has long made Madeira Island a favorite winter getaway for Europeans. Madeira is abundant with picturesque landscapes of steep green mountains, dropping into valleys, terraced with vineyards and enchanting gardens. This Volcanic Island offers breathtaking views of ragged coastlines, volcanic sea pools, caves, mountain trails and levada pathways.
Levada Walks are considered to be in the top ten in the world when it comes to levada walking, trekking or hiking. Levada ( open irrigation channels) walks are a perfect way to view the fantastic natural sights, that Madeira has on offer. Many of them cut through the Laurissilva Forest which is the biggest of its kind in the world.
The sea water temperatures are pleasant all year round aided by the influence of the Gulf stream. Thus the shores of Madeira are visited by numerous species of whales, dolphins, and turtles right through the year! It is no wonder that the island of Madeira has acquired nicknames such as the Pearl of the Atlantic or the Floating Garden of Eden.
First time visitors are always left speechless by the overwhelming beauty of the island. As you arrive to Funchal from the airport, nothing quite prepares you for the spectacular sight of the city surrounded by mountains, the deep blue sea, the green valleys, the rolling cluster of houses with beautiful gardens and its stunning bay.
There is so much to see and do in Madeira that visitors soon discover that a week is nowhere near enough to cover the whole island.
Touring the island is of course the best way to get to see all that this, rich in nature, island has to offer. There is so much to see on both the east and west side of the island that most trips offered will take up the whole day. Of course there is a whole lot of half day tours one can do.
Levada walks have become so popular on the island that you find more and more tourists are visiting Madeira on walking holidays. And why wouldn’t they? With its mild climate and fantastic scenery right around the island these levada walks offer a source of never ending pleasure.
Boat Trips are another popular pastime in Madeira. Starting off from the Marina of Funchal, you get the opportunity to sale out around the island and even to the neighboring desertas islands which is a nature park. On most trips you get to see the hundreds of species of dolphins and whales that visit these waters right around the year.
Fishing in Madeira is a fantastic experience. The good climate combined with the calm waters of the Atlantic sets the ideal conditions for all types of fishing, such as big game fishing, sports fishing, bottom fishing etc.
Car hire is meant for all those that like to do their own thing. Although if it is your first time in Madeira, we recommend that you experience Madeira through our guided tours. With our car hire prices, what you see is what you get.
There are over 75 Madeira hotels to choose from. For first time visitors to the island we recommend that you choose a madeira hotel in the Funchal area. There are numerous Madeira hotels to choose from in Funchal, to suite everyone’s pockets.
Our professional and efficient airport transfers are done on a daily basis by air-conditioned taxis and mini buses. We provide a door to door service from Madeira’s Funchal airport to any part of the island.
Funchal is a small historical city full of charm and life where locals and visitors alike enjoy socialising over a drink at the numerous cafes all over the city, watching the world go by.