Madeira is amongst the most breath-taking islands of Portugal. To visit Portugal and yet miss the Madeira Island is almost criminal. Although you may think that Madeira is just another beachy destination, it is not completely true. You are in for a huge treat when you visit the humble island of Madeira.
Beauty of the Roads
Madeira is known for its twisty winding roads that lead up to some mesmerising cliff views. Car rental options are available. You can go exploring the island of Sao Vicente, or relax on the pebble beach which is also popular among the surfer community. Reconnect with yourself and with nature when you get lost in the breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs. The caves here ‘Grutas de Sao Vicente’ are made from an underground lava eruption.
The Cable Car
One of the simplest ways to explore the scenic views of the city is to go for the cable car rides that will take you to the refreshing botanical gardens or the Monte Palace. However this ride is anything but boring. The views are a sight to enjoy. Do not miss the toboggan on your way back down – a sledge carrier down some really curvy roads!
Having a sip of the Madeira wine in the gorgeous town of Madeira is obvious. However, do not miss the great Poncha. Poncha is a drink that will tinge you taste buds in all the right ways, it is a perfect alcoholic drink made of sugar cane. Try the Taberna da Poncha pubs which are just a few minutes’ drive from the Capital Funchal.
A Culinary Hub
Madeira is known for its authentic cuisines. There is a wide variety of options that this town has to offer you when it comes to assaulting you taste buds. So when you are here, go on a food exploration drive. But don’t forget to try the ‘Espetada’. The ‘Espetada’ is the perfect meat and garlic fusion that is grilled to delicious perfection on an open flame.
Want to be on top of the clouds? Madeira allows you this experience. Trek up the Pico do Arieiro and let the hills enthral you with its surreal vibes.
Things to do
Portugal NightlifeDuring the day, Portugal’s quiet cobbled streets are the perfect place to go for a leisurely stroll but by night
Nature and Outdoor ActivitiesFrom the towering mountains to the vast plains, from the wide sandy beaches with their gently rolling waves to the jagged coastline battered by rough seas, Portugal
FunchalAn old city with modernism, this is how one pictures the Funchal. In the 1500s, Funchal was declared as a
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CanicoCanico is a beautiful coastland on the island of Madeira, with a quiet or serene vibe. It has everything from
MachicoWhen the eastern part of Madeira was discovered, Machico was the place where it all started. Today, Machico is the