Vila Gale Santa Cruz
Vila Gale Santa Cruz is a 4-star beach-front hotel in the Santa Cruz area of Madeira. Nearby, there’s a pebble beach, a little harbour and a quaint town that’s just ripe for exploring. The centre of the capital city, Funchal, is a 30-minute drive away, and a daily courtesy bus is available while you’re here. Hotel guests can expect a large pool and luxury spa, with a sauna, steam bath and hammam. There’s a main buffet restaurant, which also has a grill and salad bar. When you’ve tasted all the dishes there, you can always find some variety at the other restaurant, which serves à la carte. The rooms are fresh and modern and come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, and a balcony.
Overview of Madeira, Portugal
The stunning island of Madeira, part of an archipelago just off the coast of Portugal, has plenty to offer – from stunning scenery to sweeping beaches, and a tasty variety of dishes to try. Blossoming botanical gardens and fragrant vineyards contribute to the natural beauty of the island and provide a stunning backdrop to your holiday. This island is perfect for a restful, reinvigorating break that balances exploration and relaxation.
Things to do in Madeira, Portugal
For the best views of Madeira, take a hike up the Pico do Arieiro. The walk takes roughly six hours, so it’s only for the really committed! Another great hiking spot is Ponta de São Lourenço, a spectacular nature reserve to the east of the island. Don’t forget to pack a picnic so you can relax and refuel among the tropical plants and flowers. Prefer to take it easy? Take a cable car to the more tranquil Monte Palace Tropical Garden, where you’ll find great examples of 20th-century landscaping, and a stunning Japanese garden – complete with a pagoda and koi pond. Whatever you want from your holiday to Portugal , Madeira has it all. Whether it’s exploring the beautiful natural surroundings, a relaxing week by the beach, or a cultural trip, Madeira has you covered.