During the Christmas and New Year, the capital of the Island Funchal is decorated with a multitude of christmas lights in every square a plaza and there are festivities at every corner in the town centre.
With the temperature a pleasant and mild 16-24 degrees at this time of the year, it is probably the only place in Europe that you can still sunbathe during the day and enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities during the night.
As well as the New Years fireworks spectacle and the Madeira Flower show during spring, Madeira is known for it’s many outstanding natural beauty spots, with a relaxed and laid back lifestyle and the friendliest people you will meet, making this island the most perfect place to visit.
With the flight times just over three hours from the UK, this verdant island with green steep valleys and a dramatic coastline has a comfortable sub-tropical climate all year round lending its other known name as “The Eternal Island Of Spring”.
Due to the fact that it does not have any large industrial output apart from agriculture and tourism, the air is still super fresh and the water is super soft.
The all year spring climate lends itself to the growth of tropical fruits such as mangos and papayas and some very native unusual looking passion fruits and vegetables, not to mention the abundance of flowers such as “the bird of paradise flower” and numerous other exotic species.
The delicious rustic traditional Madeiran food is a fusion of Meditaranean and African cuisine due to the position of Madeira Island which is smack in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the way to the Americas and is still used as a stopover during the long boat trips from Europe to the Americas.
With most of the produce grown on the island and with the amazing Mediteraneon and tropical fish available at the markets you will be guaranteed a superb and unique dining experience.
Madeira is still a very traditional place where the family is still at the heart of the culture which makes this a very safe and quiet island to visit. The Madeiran priorities are still based on quality of life where hours role onto days that role onto years.
When tourists do visit the island it is common for them to return every year and treat it as their second home, with some who are fortunate to be retired, staying during the winter months.
Is it any wonder that on one wants to leave this beautiful island… “The Land That Time Forgot”.
Organise your own private itinerary with the best accomodation, car hire, transfers or limosine service and tours on the island with our local team from Madeira Island.
There is nothing that out team cannot organise for your special visit, from the must beautiful contemporary holiday rental, to scuba diving, playing a round of golf, or even house hunting.
We’re here to help you on your journey to this magnificent island.
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