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09 Mar 2015
- Bed and Breakfast
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Madeira's lush slopes and sunny charm has attracted tourists for many years. You'll fall in love with the island's Portuguese heritage, stunning volcanic landscape and world-famous wine grown in centuries-old vineyards.
The island of Madeira, colonised by the Portuguese in the 15th century, is located 500km west of Morocco and just north of Tenerife. Its mountainous slopes are covered with vineyards, orchards and flowers which have been cultivated on these terraced volcanic hillsides for centuries, all surrounded by the deep azure sea. The island boasts a Mediterranean climate and an average annual temperature of 20 degrees so you're sure to have a comfortable holiday to Madeira any time of year.
An impressive cathedral lies at the heart of the Madeira's capital Funchal, which sits on a wide valley leading down to the sea and features winding cobbled streets, interesting museums and tropical gardens. Funchal is the best place to experience Madeira's nightlife, with a selection of buzzing bars and clubs in the downtown area.
Madeira's magnificent panoramic views show off the island's abundant greenery, which would look more at home in Hawaii than Europe. Ancient subtropical rainforests nestle in the northern slopes, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and miles of unforgettable trails run along these mountain ridges. A few of these peaks reach 1800m and the island features one of Europe's highest cliffs. Once you get back to sea level there are also water-sports facilities along the sun-drenched coast.