South Coast of Madeira4 Mar 2016

South Coast of Madeira

As we went for a ride by car we found some places in the South coast which deserve particular attention: the cliff of CaboGirão and its thrilling viewpoint, the giant statue of Jesus Christ in Garajau... It's also the recommended one by the islanders to see the sunsets, and there are a lot of little and peaceful fishing towns, like Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava.

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Visit to Funchal3 Mar 2016

Visit to Funchal

During the travel we stayed in Funchal, the capitol city. In this post you'll learn what places you simply can't miss if you come here. Funchal is a little city although it has grown in the last years, especially in the suburbs area. It has a strong colonial look, as can be seen in the buildings of the old area of the city. There are also a lot of well preserved parks and gardens, where

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Madeira Travel Guide3 Mar 2016

Madeira Travel Guide

Last holidays we made a one week travel to Madeira, which is a surprising, full of contrasts Portuguese island. It's plenty of mountains, so here it's perfectly normal to go from the ocean shore to the laurissilva forests just in a few kilometers. We rented a car to avoid the touristic areas and not to depend on the scheduled excursions, so we could better discover the island.

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15 Jul 2014

Porto da Cruz

We were in Porto da Cruz a couple of times during our stay in Madeira. It has a beautiful route around a little hill which surrounds the sea, and also two natural beaches and a little sea water pool (not as big as Porto Moniz, but much more peaceful). If you walk in the village you’ll find some points of interest, like a sugar factory that’s been working since 1926, the winery of “vinho seco

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Pico do Arieiro14 Jul 2014

Pico do Arieiro

Pico do Areiro is another excursion you simply cannot miss. This is the third highest mountain of the island (1818 m above the sea level). The whole excursion is, in fact, made by car until the viewpoint at the top. The landscapes along all the way force you to stop several times to see them slowly.  

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