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What You Should Know More About Madeira

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Book your stay hotels and resorts well in advance.

    ·         Take your adventure trips like paragliding and snorkeling from authorized tour agencies so that you do not get duped by scammers.

    ·         Do not carry a lot of cash on the trip and carry only what is required.

    ·         Do not spoil the natural sites in any way by littering or polluting the place.

    ·         Obtain all the tickets and permits in advance so that there is no obstacle in your trip and experience.

    ·         Do not get involved in any type of drug related situations.

    ·         Maintain decorum at religious places.

    ·         Do your shopping from farm stores so that you get things at cheaper prices.

    ·         Review your accommodation online before you book it and for pay for it.

  • Drinking Law

    The minimum legal age to consume beer and wine in Madeira is 16 years and 18 years for distilled spirits and hard drinks.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Funchal

    Funchal is the capital city of Madeira, where you will get to see the original authenticity of this country. You can buy and munch on fresh fruits and fish over here, visit some great exotic restaurants and do activities like the toboggan ride. The main attraction of this place is the street art at Rua De Santa Maria. What is special about this place is that the doors on it have been painted by local artists, which make the streets look really beautiful.


    Levada Hiking

    If you are enthusiastic about adventures, you should indeed not miss out on the Levada Hiking trip. Declared as a World natural Heritage Site by the UNESCO, this place is a complete treat to your eyes. It is a place which is filled with lush vegetation on the mountains and a coast on its foothills. It is also the world’s largest laurel forest and you will get to pamper your eyes with the amazing views over here.


    Sea Water Pools


    Sea Water Pools constructed on beaches are one of the best attractions in Madeira. You will find them in Porto Moniz, a village which is located in the North-Western part of the island. There are frames of naturally formed volcanic rocks which keep the sea water cool and refreshing and if you want to have a relaxing and rejuvenating time, you should indeed take a dip at one of these pools.


    Madeira Aquarium


    This is indeed one of the most amazing experiences you will have in Madeira. What is more exciting than getting to dive into 500,000 liters of water and diving alongside sharks, rays, morays and other exotic fish? Yes! You will get to do this over here after seeking a short training in a natural sea water pool, after which you will be able to effectively handle yourself underwater and enjoy the entire experience. If you do not want to dive, you can even watch others doing it from the glass of this magnificent aquarium.


    Whale Watching

    Madeira is one of the most famous destinations all over the world when it comes to watching whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. There are maximum chances that you will see a whale or Dolphin over here and even if you don’t, you will enjoy the swim around your boat, in some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Hence, it is a win-win experience in both the cases.


    Fado Events

    Fado is a form of music famous in Madeira. It originated in the 19th century and to get the best of this music, you should book a table at the Sabor a Fado, which is a restaurant in Funchal. It serves authentic cuisine which you can enjoy along with listening to the best music which will soothe your ears.


    Cabo Girao Skywalk

    The Cabo Girao Skywalk is one of the most thrilling experiences you will have in Madeira. Located at 589 meters, this place has a glass-floored platform, from where you can look down to one of the most amazing views of the mountains and the sea. It is one of the most popular sight-seeing attractions in Madeira and is indeed one of the most exciting experiences you can have over here.


    Paragliding

    Madeira is one of the most famous paragliding destinations in the world and hence when you are here, you cannot afford missing out on this activity. You will get to see some of the best scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, green forests, and valleys. There are many paragliding companies in Madeira which offer an experience worth remembering and you should indeed get an essence of it at least once.

  • What you will like there?

     Exciting Adventure activities


    Activities like hiking, diving, trekking, paragliding and snorkeling are some of the best-enjoyed activities in Madeira. You will get to enjoy these activities at the best form in Madeira and this will make it a very authentic experience for you.


    Local Cuisine


    The authentic and local cuisine is one of the best aspects of this place. This place serves you a cuisine which is so lip-smacking that you will never forget the taste of it for ages, and would want to take back a lot of it at home.


    Beautiful Beaches

    The beaches in Madeira are some of the most untouched and unadulterated beaches which are guaranteed to leave you mesmerized with their beauty. You will be stunned to see the charm of the Atlantic beauty of the sea, and swimming on these beaches is an experience unforgettable for life.


    Authentic Shopping


    When it comes to shopping in Madeira, you will get some of the best articles for shopping over here. Fresh fruits, farm produce and naturally made food products are one of the best things to buy over here, and you are guaranteed to relish these things for a really long time.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
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     Madeira: Car Tours and Walks