Funchal Holidays, Madeira
Funchal is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Madeira owned by Portugal. It is also the largest city in the area and also said to be the cleanest and most picturesque city in Europe.
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Funchal has become a modern, rejuvenated city – so different from its fennel-growing days. It is now known for its plethora of luxurious and high-quality restaurants and hotels as well as its pleasant climate all throughout the year. The city is also the home of world-class footballer Christiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid (2014).
The location of the city is an advantage in itself. It faces the blue Atlantic and has its back on a dramatic view of the mountains. It is situated on the south of Madeira, and offers a relaxing atmosphere during the day and a colourful nightlife scene after dusk.
The activities here are what most tourists are after, with diving topping the list. Surfing the waves is another popular activity that makes it famous. Other activities that one can enjoy here are swimming with the dolphins, boat trips and day-long excursions, and also enjoying the world go by in the cafes and restaurants.
During special occasions, one cannot forget Funchal mainly because it is known to make events more remarkable and enjoyable for everyone. Take for example the New Year's Eve Firework Display, which is actually the world's largest display. Visitors should not miss the Flower Festival, too, with its samba beats and costume parade. There are lots more, and everything is sure to contribute to a fun and enjoyable holiday.
Nestled in a beautiful southern region of Madeira and possessing a unique charm and offering, Funchal is definitely a must-go for tourists who want a memorable escape.