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A dream destination for the world traveler

Madeira in Portugal is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. This beautiful destination is a volcanic island with a subtropical climate and offers spectacular views over the deep blue sea. Funchal is the capital of Madeira Island and it is definitely worth it to explore.  Do take the time to stay for a while and enjoy all the city has to offer.  It is rich in history and a really nice city that you can easily explore by bus, taxi or by booking a day tour.

Madeira funchal port

If you’re looking for exciting things to do or great adventures for your next trip to Funchal, look no further.  There are lots of outdoor adventures:

  • Dolphin and Whale watching

  • Madeira has fabulous hiking trails

  • Go on a Catamaran Tour (maybe @ sunset)

  • Join a Levada Walking Tour

  • Enjoy the magnificent views

Madeira Holidays

Planning your trip

The reason for this article is not to give you a travel guide, but to share with you what we loved about our trip to Funchal and Madeira Island.

Frequently asked questions:

How many days do you need in Funchal?

It all depends on how much sightseeing you want to do and how much leisure time you want to incorporate into your trip.  We love to explore those quiet coastal spots, visiting farmers’ markets, have late breakfasts with beautiful views, enjoying a fabulous island sunset from a catamaran, and just enjoying a lazy day on a beach.  So if you love these activities too, make time to really enjoy it.  Therefore I would say anything from 3 to 4 days, is a good idea.