For many, its reputation for its wine precedes it, but Madeira is so much more. This unique archipelago off the coast of Africa has a rich history dating back more than 500 years. On the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo so much can be experienced is such a diverse and inviting location.
Castles, churches, fortresses and historic monuments coupled with enchanting gardens and lush landscapes make this autonomous region of Portugal one of the most visually stunning places you will ever visit. Madeira’s volcanic make up provides visitors with mountains and valleys to explore, as well as dense forests and beautiful lagoons. Madeira itself is known as the “Island of flowers” because of its wide array of flowers and lush vegetation. Golden Porto Santo has what is considered to be the finest beach in Europe.
Visitors come for the natural beauty, and they stay to experience the ocean, golf, hiking, deep sea fishing, diving, and old world charm of the island and its mountains and seaside towns. Madeira remains a sophisticated pearl of European charm, where visitors can experience the sea, mountain hiking, or city culture.
The magnificent setting and its temperate climate make it an ideal place to visit year round. Enjoy the vibrant lifestyle in the capital city of Funchal; explore the quant villages and experience the luxurious resorts. Golf, tennis and countless water sports await you but the islands are best known for their ability to help visitors relax and unwind. Perhaps all it takes is sitting on the shore and watching the sunset while sipping some Madeira wine.