Tourism in the archipelago of Madeira

Discover Madeira Archipelago and enjoy an unforgettable holidays in this wonderful Portuguese destination.

Santana, Madeira
Santana, Madeira 
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Madeira Archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 987 km South-East from Lisbon, 700 km West from the African coast, and 450 km North from the Canary Islands. It is a flawless destination for idyllic vacations, full of chilling landscapes, enormous cliffs, and lush valleys and mountains.

The landscape and the climate are combined to offer a fairytale location, attractive all year long. In the course of winter, while Northern Europe is freezing, Madeira is bathed by the sun and a kind temperature; in summer, when the unbearable hot temperatures devastate the European South and the North of Africa, Madeira is still an paradise with a breeze scented with the smell of flowers.

Funchal
Funchal 
© FC Turismo da Madeira
Porto Santo, Madeira
Porto Santo, Madeira 
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Different reasons make the visiting of Madeira Island worthy. It can be the chance of hiking in its mountains to contemplate the land from it startling overlooks; fo all over its levadas, which pass through laurisilva forest; visit Funchal , a cosmopolitan city where you can enjoy its picturesque streets, savor Madeira’s wine and meet its famous embroideries and other handcrafted objects. You can also gaze at the at the Atlantic Ocean from the impressive Cabo Girão Cape (the highest cliff in Europe); have a refreshing bath in Ponta do sol and Calheta coast; surf in the beaches of the town of Jardim and Paul do Mar. You can also have some cheerful days in its, many leisure places, such as Madeira Theme Park, the Cave and Volcanism Centre, the Centro de Ciência Viva, the Botanic Garden of Funchal, the Madeira Casino, the Aquapark, or Madeira Aquarium.

If you want your trip to be truly worthy, you should extend your visit in the delightful wonderful Porto Santo Island, with its magnificent 11 kilometres long beach, located only 40 kilometres far from Madeira Island. You can cross that distance in 15 minutes by plane, or in 2h30 by ferry.

Don’t forget the two uninhabited groups of islands: the three Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands, 16 km South-East); and the Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands), 216 km South.

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