Stunning landscapes, dense verdant forests, volcanic mountains, flower gardens with exuberant colours, the taste of passion fruit and swimming in the Atlantic’s blue waters, is Madeira. It is the award winning World Leading Island Destination, for those seeking a bluer sky and brighter sun, we are warmth and smiles, an exemplary hospitality which brings peace of mind and security.
Madeira is a destination with mild weather all year around, with many different microclimates. This means that in a few kilometers the scenery can change. If you want to go for a walk, there’s nice cool air to keep you company through the mountain “Levadas” - the open canal system that where developed from the early 16th century, to distribute water from the rainfall heavy and wet regions on the north of the island to the drier sun parched regions of the south. Most Madeira levada walks are deep in the lush vegetation of Europes oldest and biggest Laurel Forest. If you rather enjoy boat tours, the sun and warm waters invite you to go for a swim. The southern slope is sunnier and the northern slope is more humid, so your tours can be practically planned by the degree of temperature. At Porto Santo Island the climate tends to be dryer, but it´s never too hot. This Atlantic island boasts 9 km fine golden sands ideal for sunbathing and swimming. It’s the perfect climate for exploring the islands on T-Shirt (but with good walking shoes, a coat and of course, sunglasses.)
Madeira is a Portuguese island archipelago comprised of four groups of islands: Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens, and only the two larger islands (Madeira and Porto Santo) are inhabited. The other islands (Desertas and Selvagens) are natural reserves which do justice to their names.
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