The island is located at about 1000 km from the European mainland and about 500 km from Africa and has 741 km2, being 57 km long and 22 km wide. Porto Santo has 42.48 km2, being 11 km long and 6 km wide.
Madeira’s geographic location and mountain orography, provide an amazing mild climate that varies between 25 oC in the summer and 17 oC in the winter, with very mild temperatures and moderate humidity through all year.
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Madeira and Porto Santo islands are nationally and internationally known as a very special place to spend a memorable vacation. Their touristic potential and qualities are reinforced by the renowned distinctions that have been awarded to this destination over the years.
In 2013, 2014 and 2016 Madeira won the award for Europe’s Leading Island Destination, granted by World Travel Awards.
Madeira receives each visitor with arms wide open and offers unique moments that fill their hearts. More than a trip, Madeira is a set of memories.
Madeira has a wide variety of
Madeira is a safe destination, ideal for
The excellent seafood and fresh fish dishes are a consequence of the proximity to the sea. Other “must eat” dish is beef skewer with a bay leaf stick, Fried Cornmeal and the typical Bolo do Caco with garlic butter. This island’s traditional dessert is Bolo-de-Mel (Honey Cake) and Poncha is the island’s most prestigious drink.
POINTS OF INTEREST: Mercado dos Lavradores | Carros de Cesto | Old Town
Madeira presents amazing living pictures full of colour and movement that will make you
One of Madeira’s most attractive points is located in its exuberant landscape. Madeira’s indigenous forest “Laurissilva” was recognised by UNESCO, in 1999, as a World Heritage Nature Site, being one of the highest points of any trip to this archipelago.
Madeira’s natural park was founded in 1982 and is classified as a Biogenetic Reserve in which there are unique fauna and flora. This area extends for 2/3 of the Island.
Levadas are irrigation channels found
GARDENS AND PARKS
Madeira is known not only
NATURE ACTIVITIES: Canyoning | Trail | Walking Tours |Bike Tours | Jeep Tours | Paraglide | Golfing