Insider's Guide to Madeira

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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Rising from the waves in a protected crescent of charming red-roofed homes and magnificent sea views, Funchal has for half a millennium been the capital of sunny Madeira Island. Famed for its red wine, rocky beaches, museums, and gardens, it is an attraction unto itself.

The pretty marina, bristling with beautiful yachts, offers access to Madeira's most remarkable treasures, off the Funchal Coast. Arrange treks on breezy catamarans, covered pangas, or even a replica Spanish Galleon, Santa María de Colombo, to explore the stunning scenery. Dolphins and whales frolic beneath the waves, while paragliders leap from Cabo Girao, Europe's highest sea cliffs, and soar high above. Don't miss the famed sea wolves, or monk seals, for which the coastal enclave of Câmara de Lobos is named.

Practical Info

As the municipal capital of the Madeira Autonomous Region, Funchal is home to both the island's international airport (FNC) and major port of call. A convenient network of excellent roads and public buses connect Funchal to the rest of Madeira.

Tours & Tickets

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Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

This full day tour gives you the opportunity to see artisans at work, a town famous for its cottages and to enjoy picture perfect scenery. Visiting Camacha, ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.91

Grand Madeira Island Tour - Porto Moniz and Santana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Spend a day admiring the picturesque scenery of Madeira. Start today with a beautiful view over Camara de Lobos from Pico da Torre followed by stunning views ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.21

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