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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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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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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Restaurants in Madeira3 Jul 2014

Restaurants in Madeira

In Madeira, we could enjoy the rich cookery of the island, too. You can eat really, really well at a very good price, and the local products (meat, fish and fruits) have a great quality. The restaurants here are very surprising for many reasons: the quality of the food, the kindness of the waiters and the excellent price-quality relation. It's very easy to find a restaurant where you can order a menu with two dishes

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Levada dos Balcões4 Jul 2014

Levada dos Balcões

The famous “levadas”, where you’ll discover laurissilva forests and the local flora, are another surprise waiting for any nature lover. We walked along two levadas: Balcões and Caldeirão Verde. We’ll talk about the first one in this post, and the other one will be explained later. The levadas are the ways build for the water in the island. They are almost entirely plain sidewalks built along the ditch network which let the visitors comfortably walk

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