In the middle of the Atlantic, the archipelago of Madeira Islands is a retreat of natural beauty with lush green vegetation and exotic flowers stand out among the blue sea. Known for its warm, subtropical climate felt all year round, the Islands are an invitation for outdoor life.
The mild climate of Madeira and Porto Santo allows for all kinds of sports and leisure activities, at any time of the year. Thanks to their excellent geographical location and mountainous relief, these islands have surprisingly balmy weather, with moderate humidity and pleasant average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter.
Popular activities include boat rides – a great way of admiring the coastline, hiking along old levada (aqueducts) in the mountains, golf, surfing and scuba diving at sites such as the Garajau Marine Nature Reserve. The range of accommodation in Madeira holidays is vast and top quality, from the refined charm of traditional hospitality to the modern five-star hotels where you can indulge in luxury spa breaks.
Local dishes are simple but rich in tradition-steeped flavours and several exotic fruits can be found only in Madeira Islands, such as the Islands bananas and passion fruits, not to be missed. You will also find several international and gourmet dishes. Some Awards: Winner of the World’s Leading Island Destination in 2015. Sources: VisitPortugal and VisitMadeira