With exceptional natural beauty, mild climate throughout the year, friendly population and a top-quality hotel network, Madeira and Porto Santo, the two inhabited islands of the Madeira archipelago, are the perfect Islands for those seeking stress-free holidays. Here you can enjoy your holiday on the beach or at sea, in the mountains, in the countryside or in the city. The perfect spot for a getaway to experience unique moments like nowhere else.

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Santana Traditional Houses (Madeira)
Santana, Madeira

Now the town's biggest tourist attraction, these quaint straw houses were originally used by farmers during the settlement of the island. While in town, you should not miss the Archipelago's history and folk culture theme park.

Funchal Downtown and Historical Area (Madeira)

Funchal, the capital of Madeira, was initially built on a bay and gradually expanded to the hill slopes. See ArrivalGuides' guide to Funchal for more tips.

As Vides (Madeira)
Rau da Achada 17, Câmara De Lobos, Madeira

As Vides is a restaurant praised by locals as one of the best traditional restaurants in Madeira. Forget your diet for one day and prepare yourself to try the island's characteristically long, flavourful beef skewers and the most iconic Madeiran delicacy, the buttery bolo do caco.

O Casco (Madeira)

If you want to see what comfort food looks like in Madeira, O Casco is definitely the place to go. Lunch, dinner – or simply a snack – everything will be cooked to-order at any time of the day. Be sure to try one of the many varieties of bolo do caco.

Madeira Wine

Madeira’s unique soil and climate make the production of an even more unique wine possible. Praised by Shakespeare in his plays and admired by monarchs, princes, generals and explorers, this nectar is definitely one of Madeira's finest achievements. Multiple wineries offer guided tours and tastings (e.g. Blandy's Wine Lodge, one of the island's most reputable and longest-standing).

Mercado dos Lavradores (Madeira)
Largo dos Lavradores, 9060 - 158

This Farmers' Market, inaugurated in 1940, still carries out the functions for which it was created. All sorts of local produce are sold, in a blend of colours, sounds, smells and visiting nationalities.

Madeira International Airport
Madeira Airport, ANA, Santa Cruz, Madeira

Madeira International Airport has a modern infrastructure that welcomes its passengers with the highest levels of safety and comfort. Located 20 minutes away from the capital city of Funchal, the airport has all the essential transportation services. A bus shuttle service runs to the city approximately every one or two hours.

Public Transport

One of the main public bus companies that operates on Madeira is Horários do Funchal, operating both city and inter-city services on the south, central, and north parts of the island. A limited amount of the island's attractions can be reached by bus, while certain areas (such as the popular hiking route between Madeira's two highest peaks) are only accessible by private transfer, or as part of a guided tour. You can find more information at

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