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Tourist Information Madeira

Madeira is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, not far from Portugal, and a member of the European Union. Madeira consists of two inhabited islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, and two uninhabited island groups called Desertas and Selvagens Islands. The largest cities and towns in Madeira are Funchal, Santa Cruz, Santana, Machico and Calheta.

The climate in Madeira is mild throughout the year, which makes it a perfect destination for your holidays.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Madeira

Tourist attractions you should not miss in Madeira are the Cabo Girão cliff, the São Vicente Caves, the Levadas and the botanical garden in Funchal (Jardim Botânico). The Levadas are an impressive system of aqueducts dating back to the 15th century. The Jardim do Monte Palace and Jardim Orquídea are lovely gardens and the Madeira Story Centre provides deep insights into Madeira's history and culture.

Family Days out in Madeira

Madeira is a very safe island, which makes it a perfect family holiday destination. Most of the hotels on Madeira are child friendly and offer kids clubs or babysitting-services. The Madeira Story Centre, Madeira Magic and Santana Theme Park are exciting places to visit with children and playgrounds can be found throughout Madeira.

Spa & Wellness in Madeira

Madeira offers plenty of health, spa and wellness centres for relaxing spa holidays. Some hotels offer spa resorts in addition to wellness facilities like swimming pool, massage centre, sauna, whirlpool and gym. The Thalassotherapy Centre is also a good place for you to relax and pamper yourself.

Sport in Madeira

Popular holiday activities on the Madeira Islands include hiking, golfing (e.g. at Santo da Serra Golf, Palheiro Golf or Porto Santo Golf) and horse riding. Due to its location and climate, Madeira is also the perfect place for water activities, such as phishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.
Madeira provides unique footpaths along the Levadas.

Shopping in Madeira

Madeira is famous for its excellent wine. In Funchal, you will find uncountable shops and boutiques selling literally everything - from local food to international designer clothes. Regional handicrafts include embroidery and wicker baskets, bags, trays and furniture. The Farmer's Market in Funchal is a must during your stay in Madeira.
Shopping centres and malls in Madeira include the Dolce Vita, Forum Madeira, Madeira Shopping, Marina Shopping and Arcadas de São Francisco.

Nightlife in Madeira

Madeira has a range of bars, pubs, clubs, cafés, discotheques and even a casino. Popular nightlife venues are Moynihans, FX Bar, Kool, The Chameleon, Copacabana, O Molhe, Marginal, Jam and Vespas.

Transport in Madeira

Madeira International Airport (FNC) in Funchal offers frequent flights to and from Madeira.
Cruise ships also take you to Madeira and a ferry ships you to Portimão (Algarve) once a week.
Madeira has an extensive bus system which transports you across the island.

Official Tourism Office for Madeira

Avenida Arriaga Tourist Office
Avenida Arriaga, 16
9004-519 Funchal

Monumental Lido Tourist Office
Monumental Lido Shopping Centre
Estrada Monumental, 284
9000-100 Funchal

Airport Tourist Office
Santa Catarina de Baixo
9100 Santa Cruz

Ribeira Brava Tourist Office
Forte de São Bento
9350 Ribeira Brava

Porto Moniz Tourist Office
9270 Porto Moniz

Santana Tourist Office
Sítio do Serrado
9230 Santana

Curral das Freiras Tourist Information Desk
Estrada Cónego Camacho
9030-319 Curral das Freiras

Porto Santo Tourist Office
Avenida Henrique Vieira e Castro
9400 Porto Santo


Madeira Tourist Information