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Madeira Holidays

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Sunny Madeira is often voted among the world’s best island destinations. Holidays in Madeira take place on a gorgeous backdrop of beaches, vineyards, banana plantations and dramatic mountains.

This Portuguese island is perched in the Atlantic Ocean, around 300 miles off the coast of Morocco. Nicknamed the Island of Eternal Spring, Madeira’s botanical gardens explode with colour and volcanic rock pools shimmer with blue waters. World-class wine, historic cathedrals and exciting activities join natural wonders on Madeira holidays.

Outdoor Adventures in Madeira

Ancient water channels weave through a wild interior that begs to be explored via fantastic hiking trails. Sail along the coast in a catamaran and challenge yourself to canyoning. Cable cars, jeep tours and mountain biking routes bring the thrills to sightseeing tours. Soak up the sun during outdoor adventures, with a climate that sees long, dry summers and mild winters.

Why book Madeira holidays

Discover the best beaches

We love Porto Santo Beach & the black sands of Seixal and Laje

Explore the city

Explore the picturesque capital, Funchal

Perfect for watersports

The Atlantic waves here are perfect for surfers of all levels

Family-friendly attractions

Madeira Aqua Park, Whale Museum, the São Vicente Caves

Lush natural wonders

Think  natural swimming pools, volcanic sands & impressive cliffs

Try the local wine

There’s an annual wine festival in late August - early September

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Top 5 things to do in Madeira

Top 5 things to do in Madeira

Whether you’re craving romantic locales, family-friendly fun or nature escapes, holidays in Madeira deliver as much action or relaxation as you like.

  • The cliffs of Cabo Girao are among the highest in Europe, at 580 metres above sea level. Dare to step out on the Skywalk, a glass walkway that offers sweeping views of the coastline and Funchal.
  • Journey beneath the earth at the Sao Vicente Caves. Formed from a volcanic eruption 890,000 years ago, you’ll delve into fascinating lava tubes and explore history at the museum.
  • Soar high above the capital city on the Funchal Cable Car. Get your camera ready for city, ocean and mountain views as you ride up to the town of Monte.
  • There’s always a good chance of spotting dolphins in the sparkling waters of Madeira. Boat tours also put you up-close to various whale species throughout the year. Options suit every budget, from luxury catamarans to traditional sailboats.
  • Visit the village of Porto Moniz to swim in the crystalline waters of the natural rock pools. They were formed by volcanic lava, but the tidal pools are fully equipped for a family day out. Enjoy a children’s playground, sun loungers and a snack bar.
History and culture in Madeira

History and culture in Madeira

From Madeiran folkloric groups to colonial architecture and colourful festivals, Madeira holidays offer much more than fun in the sun.

  • The charming town of Santana is home to traditional, triangular homes adorned with bright colours and thatched roofs. Originating in the 16th century, the restored houses are now protected as part of the island’s cultural heritage.
  • Dominating the city centre, the Funchal Cathedral was built by the first Portuguese colonists on the island. Admire the impressive Gothic exterior and discover the silver cross of King Manuel.
  • Madeira Botanical Garden is located on an estate that dates back to 1881. Along with thousands of plants from across the globe, the stunning complex features a museum with fossils and minerals.
  • Discover the history of Madeira from its volcanic beginnings to pirate stories and the development of tourism. The Madeira Story Centre is an interactive museum with a panoramic terrace.
  • The Jesuits’ College of Funchal dates back to the 1500s. It’s one of Funchal’s most iconic buildings and features Madeiran wood carvings, sculptures and paintings.

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5 best things to do in Funchal

A holiday to Madeira isn’t complete without exploring the stunning capital city – Funchal. Located on the island’s south coast, in Funchal you’ll encounter endless gardens blooming with colour, a chance to discover the island from above in cable cars and amazing viewpoints which put the city ...

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Explore Madeira with these 6 exciting activities

Explore Madeira with these 6 exciting activities

Whether you’re a laid-back traveller or an adventurous adrenaline addict curious for your next escape, Madeira has you covered. You could be flying high in the sky or trekking the island’s lush lands… Madeira should be explored from every angle possible. Especially with these six incredible activities.

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Your essential guide to Madeira

Your essential guide to Madeira

The beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira has everything you could ever wish for in a holiday. Pleasant beaches, natural beauty and picturesque views to top it off. You couldn’t ask for a more relaxing holiday if you tried. What’s more, Madeira enjoys a subtropical climate and has an ...

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Madeira weather

Madeira weather
Jan
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Feb
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 10
Mar
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 13
Apr
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 15
Nov
20°C
Avg. Dry Days 9
Dec
19°C
Avg. Dry Days 13

Your Madeira questions answered

What type of holiday does Madeira offer?

With a mild climate year-round and natural beauty at every turn, Madeira is an outdoor lover’s island paradise. All-inclusive package holidays are popular for seaside breaks and honeymooners are spoilt for choice.

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