Madeira Island

 

The archipelago of Madeira is in the Atlantic Ocean, 978 km southwest from Lisbon, 700 km west from the African coastline and 450 km north from the Canary Islands.

This archipelago is composed of Madeira Island, Porto Santo, Desertas Islands and Selvagens Islands. Of the eight islands, only the biggest two (Madeira and Porto Santo) are inhabited.

In Madeira Island you can: visit the Laurissilva Forest, part of UNESCO World Heritage, gaze at amazing and breathtaking landscapes from various viewpoints and go for a hike in Levadas (irrigation canals that take water from the north to the south of the island) – by doing this you’ll get to know the heart of the island.

In Porto Santo Island you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, with 9 km wide.

The biggest advantage of the archipelago of Madeira is that you can visit it whenever you want thanks to the average annual temperature, which is very good and oscillates between 25º in the summer and 17º in the winter.

What are you waiting for? Check below all that Madeira has to offer.

Top of the most wonderful Madeira walks and activities

Top of the most wonderful Madeira walks and activities

Are you preparing a trip to Madeira and would like to discover the points of interest of this amazing island? If that's the case, find out below my suggestions with the best Madeira activities and walks, in this island also known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic". Best...

Best hotels in madeira, the beautiful “Pearl of the Atlantic”!

Best hotels in madeira, the beautiful “Pearl of the Atlantic”!

To help you prepare your trip to the beautiful Madeira island, the "Pearl of the Atlantic", I made a list of what are for me the top 3 best Madeira hotels, by category. Discover the best hotels and prices so that your stay in the archipelago is worth it! What were the...

Pico Ruivo: discover the most beautiful place in Madeira

Pico Ruivo: discover the most beautiful place in Madeira

Would you like to discover the most beautiful place in Madeira, the typical houses, the amazing viewpoints and the caves created by volcanic lava? Great! In this article you'll discover Pico Ruivo, the highest peak in the island (1861 metres), the town...

Visit to Câmara de Lobos, Cabo Girão and Fajã dos Padres

Visit to Câmara de Lobos, Cabo Girão and Fajã dos Padres

Would you like to discover viewpoints that offer incredible landscapes for you to admire, villages with a rare beauty and one of the highest cliffs in the world (580 metres)? Great! In this article, you will discover Câmara de Lobos, a beautiful fishing town...

Visit to Porto Moniz, Levada das 25 Fontes and Paul da Serra

Visit to Porto Moniz, Levada das 25 Fontes and Paul da Serra

Located 2 hours away from Lisbon and Porto, Madeira archipelago will amaze you, especially because of its beautiful landscapes, walking routes, the mountain and the sea and, of course, friendly people. In this article I'm going to show you how was my first day in...