Madeira Holidays, Portugal
A Portuguese archipelago, Madeira is situated approximately 250 miles north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is now a famous resort with about a million visitors per year. Madeira is widely known for its Madeira wine, landscapes, artisans, and flowers. Tourists can also enjoy the largest fireworks show worldwide every New Year. In fact, Guinness World of Records recognised it for this in 2006.
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Funchal is the capital and also the largest
city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira
owned by Portugal.
Funchal's main harbour is the main Portuguese port that serves cruise liner dockings, which is known to be a vital stopover for trans-Atlantic passenger and commercial cruises between North Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. Its climate is classified as Mediterranean, which is usually based on humidity, sun exposure, and annual mean temperature.
However, the island is wet in the north-western part yet dry in the southeast. This is why they started constructing aqueducts or levadas to carry water to some agricultural parts in the south in the 16th century. Today, the levadas offer a beautiful network of walking trails through the countryside, which are easy and relaxing.
Some of the activities that visitors to the island can enjoy are whale watching, hiking, scuba diving, surfing, big-game fishing, and surfing. There are numerous quality places to stay on the island, they include Quinta das Vistas, Hotel the Vine, Quinta do Estreito, Belmond Reid's Palace, and the Cliff Bay.
Indeed, Madeira is a perfect destination for people who are looking for a relaxing and memorable Portuguese holiday. With its walking paths, various activities, and great accommodation options, you won't be asking for more.