What to see and what to do

What to see and what to do

Madeira is full of fun and variety of shows, festivals and exhibitions waiting for you and your family.

Places not to be missed

● Farmer’s Market in downtown Funchal;

Farmer's market main

Farmer's market flowers

Farmer's market fruits

Farmer's market fish

● Santa Maria Historical Center;

● You can also visit various museums and monuments such as: Madeira Wine Museum, CR7 Museum, Quinta das Cruzes Museum, Contempory Art Museum, Forte dos Reis Magos, Statue of Tristão Vaz, Forte de São Bento etc;

● Wine Lodge’s

 Wine Lodge can be found 3 minutes walking from Hotel Madeira.
 Being one of the most famous wine lodges from the island, there you can learn the art of barrel making, visit the warm lofts, and visit the museum that exhibits not only Blandy’s family history but also the many famous visitors we had over the centuries.
 You can look around the vintage cellar where the rarest and oldest Vintage Madeira’s are stored and taste from new wines till 20th century bottles at Max Römer tasting room.

● Monte Cable Cars, 11 minutes between Funchal and Monte with spectacular views of Funchal bay; Jardim Botânico a fantastic natural world of the botanic Garden;

● Monte sledges, a pure adrenaline experience in cable car;

● Madeira Theme Park devoted to the island´s history and culture; Volcanism Centre and São Vicente Caves formed by volcanic eruptions;

● Laurissilva Forest, UNESCO heritage site an indigenous laurel forest, the some when the discovery Madeira in 1419;

● Porto Santo the Atlantic Island boasts 9 Km of fine golden sands and tranquil waters, a truly relaxing holiday.

Getting to know where it all began…

If you don’t get impressed with the road curves, you must try to visit Curral das Freiras (Nun’s Valley) where the Vulcan started the island eruption. On the way, first stop in Eira do Serrado for a scenic master view into the valley from above. This village is well known for the chestnuts food specialties. 

Discovering bays

There are many boats types that can take you around the Funchal Bay, turtle, whale and dolphin watching as well as swimming among cetaceans.
You can practice water sports as Big Game Fishing, surf, bodyboard, windsurf and SUP (stand up paddle). Also safaris drive 4x4 are a great sensation of overcoming tricky natural obstacles.


Outdoor & Nature Activities

Madeira Island has active tourism so there is plenty of outdoor activities such as Levadas & Mountain walks, Canyoning, Birdwatching, Bike riding (Enduro & BTT), Jeep Safaris, Golf, Horse Riding.