World's Leading Island Destination 2019
Madeira is a sanctuary of natural beauty where the colour of the sea and greenery combine to create a spectacular landscape. Thanks to a privileged geographical location and its mountain relief, you can enjoy spring temperatures all year round which entice you to take part in outdoor activities. Despite its relatively small size, Madeira offers stunning landscapes and charming towns such as Funchal, Caniço, Câmera de Lobos, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, São Vicente and Porto Santo.
Madeira is defined as a dynamic, creative and multifaceted destination, where you can enjoy a wide range of cultural, sports and popular activities so that those who visit the islands are never short of opportunities to enjoy everything that this archipelago has to offer.
Every month the islands of Madeira are the perfect setting for numerous cultural and ethnographic events that evoke and reflect the richness and traditions of the Madeiran people.
Above all this offer highlights the festivities celebrated all year round; a perfect opportunity to discover the traditional flavours of local cuisine and to get to know Madeira through its festivals. Visitors will discover a wide range of the most diverse events: the Carnival Festival, the Flower Festival, the Atlantic Festival, the Wine Festival, the Columbus Festival, the Festival of Nature and the New Year’s Eve Parties, among others.
The pleasant climate of Madeira facilitates all kinds of sport and leisure activities in the open air and all year round. The Allegro Madeira Hotel is the best starting point to enjoy the variety of options on offer: from relaxing activities, to traditional sports and others designed only for the more adventurous.
For lovers of the sea, in Madeira, conditions are fantastic all year round for snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing and sport fishing. In fact, some of the best waves in Europe are located on the beaches of Jardim do Mar, Fajã da Areia and Porto da Cruz. Not to be missed is a boat trip along the coastline, from which travellers can spot dolphins, whales and sea lions.
If you choose land-based activities, golf, trekking and walks are excellent alternatives by which to explore the corners of this green archipelago.
Discovering the impressive patchwork of green at this destination is another of the great pleasures to enjoy in Madeira. If you must choose a place, nothing beats exploring the paths and trails through the Laurisilva Forest, which has been declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.