Madeira is an exceptionally attractive Portuguese island situated in the north Atlantic. The landscape is outstanding and extraordinarily varied. This island is depicted as a ‘floating garden’, which reflects centuries of agriculture. It is eminent for its wonderful array of subtropical flora and plants which give an actual breathtaking exhibit in spring. It is one of the Europe’s preferred holiday destinations renowned for magnificent year round sunshine. The sunny atmosphere makes it a fascinating holiday destination, with its excellent golf courses. It has an amazing diversity, charming people and cool weather. This island is the best choice for vacations, honeymoon, family holidays, active travellers, scuba divers and golfers. Visitors looking for an active holiday in spectacular landscape need look no further as there is an array of activities that offer on both land and sea.
The beautiful capital city of Madeira, Funchal, faces the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. It is the most popular resort on the island. Located in the stunning south of Madeira, on it’s sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains.
There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Funchal. Visitors can enjoy activities such as diving in the crystal-clear waters, surfing the waves, boat trips, swimming with dolphins, spending the day at sea ‘whale-watching’. You can take day long excursions along the coast of Madeira and through the eucalyptus smelling mountain woods, paragliding on the coast, enjoying spectacular rounds of golf on the famous courses. Or for those who just want to sit and relax you can enjoy the local cuisine at the numerous “people watching” cafes and outside garden venues.
Funchal is an extremely relaxed city by day but you will find it to have a vibrant and varied nightlife scene with multiple personalities. There are two stages to an evening out in Funchal, one is the bars and clubs that operate between Midnight and 4am and the other is the 4am to 7am clubs. The locals and the tourists “in the know”, enjoy dinner at the usual time but instead of going straight out from here they go home and relax for a few hours before setting off again for an all night evening of partying. Even though Madeira has a great nightlife, it is not too noisy or boisterous for those who would like a more peaceful holiday.
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