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Discover magnificent Madeira

Take a trip to the tiny volcanic island of Madeira and soak up the best of this diverse destination. Whether you want to bask in the glorious year-round sunshine or venture across extraordinary hiking trails – take a holiday to Madeira and enjoy every moment on this idyllic Portuguese island.

Make your next trip an island getaway and book flights to Madeira, where there is something for everyone. Start in the capital and wander through charismatic Funchal, admire its Portuguese architecture and then stroll through the botanical gardens high on the hillside, or hop on the Cable Car to Monte Palace Madeira. Hire a car and venture away from the capital and experience the monumental mountain pathways, including Pico do Arieiro, the island’s third highest peak. Walk along Cape Ponta de Sao Lourenco Coastal paths on the eastern edge and feel the Atlantic air kiss your skin. If you’re brave enough, stand on the glass of the Cabo Girao Cliff Skywalk and admire the dramatic cliffs. Take a break along the palm-tree shaded Pestana promenade, stop at a café and try a slice of honey cake and return to unwind in your Madeira hotel.

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Things to do in Madeira

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Action and adventure

A ‘must’ on Madeira holidays – take the Funchal Cable Car up to Monte for awe-inspiring vistas across the bay. Then explore the exquisite Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Drink in the glorious scenery while tandem paragliding, or by motorbike with Madeira Sidecar Tours. For golfers, the beautiful Palheiro course beckons.

Madeira attractions
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Madeira attractions

Breathe in the fragrance of bougainvillea as you stroll around the stunning Palheiro Gardens. Or spot wild vibrant-hued parrots while exploring Madeira Botanical Gardens. Soak up the sights and scents of the Farmers’ Market in Funchal’s Old Town. Then admire the architectural splendour of Sé Cathedral and São Lourenço Palace.

Madeira cuisine
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Madeira cuisine

Tuck into succulent espetada (beef kebabs seasoned with garlic and herbs) and sample fresh limpets tossed in butter and lemon. Set your taste buds alight with black scabbard fish drizzled with passion fruit sauce. Complete your meal with traditional queijada (cheesecake) washed down with a glass of chilled Madeiran wine.

Beaches in Madeira
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Beaches in Madeira

With their volcanic sands mingled with pebbles, Madeira’s beaches are not famed for their beauty. But excellent bathing spots can still be found – try the Blue Flag-accredited Barreirinha and Praia Formosa. Or let little ones splash in the safety of fantastic pool complexes Lido and Ponta Gorda.

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