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Living in Madeira

Living in Madeira can be a unique and enjoyable experience. Madeira is a beautiful Portuguese island located in the Atlantic Ocean, known for its mild climate, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. The island has a population of around 270,000 people and offers a high standard of living for its residents.


One of the main advantages of living in Madeira is the climate. The island enjoys a mild and pleasant climate all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15°C in the winter and rarely exceeding 28°C in the summer. The island's climate is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and surfing, making it a popular destination for tourists and residents alike.
Another advantage of living in Madeira is the quality of life. The island offers a range of amenities, including excellent healthcare facilities, international schools, and a diverse range of cultural and sporting events. The island is also known for its high standard of safety, making it a popular choice for families and retirees.
The island's economy is diverse and based on a range of industries, including tourism, agriculture, and services. The tourism industry is the largest employer on the island, with a range of jobs available in hotels, restaurants, and tour companies. The agricultural sector is also significant, with Madeira being famous for its wine, flowers, and exotic fruits.
One of the main challenges of living in Madeira is the cost of living. The island is a popular tourist destination, and as a result, the cost of goods and services can be higher than in other parts of Portugal. However, the island's economy is growing, and there are plenty of opportunities for residents to find employment and build a successful career.
In conclusion, living in Madeira can be a unique and rewarding experience. The island's mild climate, beautiful landscapes, and high quality of life make it a popular choice for residents from all over the world. Although the cost of living can be high, the island's diverse economy offers plenty of opportunities for residents to build successful careers and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle.

It's all about Madeira

Madeira is a stunning archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1000 km southwest of Portugal. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, temperate climate, and rich culture, Madeira attracts visitors from all around the world who are eager to experience its unique beauty.


Madeira comprises two main islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, along with several smaller islands. The island of Madeira, the largest of the group, is known for its rugged terrain, volcanic peaks, and lush forests. The island's interior is dominated by the imposing Pico Ruivo, which rises to a height of 1,862 meters and offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The island's coastline is equally impressive, with dramatic cliffs dropping straight into the sea and secluded coves with crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming and diving. One of the most popular coastal attractions is the Cabo Girão Skywalk, a glass platform perched over a 580-meter drop, offering a thrilling experience and stunning views.
In addition to its natural beauty, Madeira is also famous for its rich culture and history. The island has a long and fascinating history, which is reflected in its architecture, art, and traditions. Visitors can explore the island's many historical sites, such as the stunning Funchal Cathedral, built in the 15th century, and the charming old town of Funchal, with its narrow streets, traditional houses, and colourful markets.
One of Madeira's most famous traditions is its unique wine, which has been produced on the island since the 15th century. Madeira wine is known for its complex flavours, ranging from sweet to dry, and is used in cooking as well as drinking. Visitors can take a tour of one of the island's many wine cellars and sample some of the finest wines Madeira has to offer.
Madeira is also a paradise for foodies, with a rich and varied cuisine that reflects the island's cultural influences. Seafood is a particular highlight, with fresh catches of tuna, swordfish, and squid on offer in many of the island's restaurants. Local specialties include Espetada, skewered meat cooked over an open flame, and Bolo do Caco, a delicious bread made with sweet potato and served with garlic butter.
In conclusion, Madeira is a stunning archipelago that offers a unique combination of natural beauty, rich culture, and delicious cuisine. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or simply a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Madeira is the perfect destination. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that Madeira is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Flower Festival Madeira 2016

The Madeira Flower Festival Blooms Early

7th - 13th April 2016

The island of Madeira welcomes the beginning of spring with the colourful Flower Festival - one of the most exciting events of the year.

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Carnival Lights Up Madeira in February


One of the most exciting celebrations of the year in Madeira, Portugal will be taking place in February. From the 3rd to the 10th of February the celebrations will take the form of a great parade of floats as well as thousands of people dancing and making music in the streets. It is thought that the Brazilian Carnival can be historically traced back to this colourful and crazy event.

Why Madeira?

"Why should we go to Madeira?" This is a questions asked by many and hopefully answered herein Happy

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Have your cake and eat it!

Forget the traditional British sponge. We’re talking about the best deserts (and wines) from Madeira. Here’s where to find your tasty treats while in Funchal.

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10 free things to do in Madeira

Saving money doesn't necessarily mean missing out on a great day out in Madeira. If you're looking for something to amuse the children during your Madeira holidays or just want to enjoy a relaxing day out with a loved one, we have put a list of free days out together for you. If you have any other ideas please feel free to email us at

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The Family Holiday - Holiday Home v's Hotel Room

If your reading this then chances are that you have previously booked a hotel room with the kids in tow or are weighing up the pro's and con's of booking a holiday home with the family over those of a hotel room.

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Discover Madeira - Atlantic Festival Madeira June 2014

The Atlantic Festival

For a number of years now Madeira has been supplementing its magnificent new years eve, fire work display with a mid year competition that determines which competing country will be chosen to light up the sky for its forthcoming new year display. This takes place every Saturday in June and is combined with a full calendar of arts and musical events.

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Madeira's top 5 destinations - Number 5 - Porto Moniz

The most northerly town on the Island, Porto Moniz is a real beauty.
People love its striking mountain backdrop with stunning views over the deep blue Atlantic.

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Madeira's top 5 destinations - Number 4 - Ponta do sol, Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar

It was difficult to choose just one of these South West, Coastal resorts of Madeira to be number 4 in my top 5 list So I have chosen all three.
Ponta do Sol, Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar.
Dramatic, Beautiful and Amazing Surf.

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Madeira's top 5 destinations - Number 3 - Calheta Beach

Beauty and the beach. The stunning area of Calheta is one of the oldest parishes on the island yet with its new beach area it has been transformed.

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Madeira's top 5 holiday resorts - Number 2 - Canico De Baixo

Caniço is a small town with 2 very distinct personalities.
Caniço town has an old world charm while Caniço de Baixo is home to some fantastic water sports, with modern hotels and views to die for.

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Madeira's top 5 holiday resorts - Number 1 - Funchal

Madeira is an unusual tourist destination for many, in the sense that unlike its other European contemporaries it’s resorts’, do not really have a “hub” or a “street” filled with bars, restaurants and touts. Of course, for some this is the whole reason why they love the island and it's not to say that it does not have its own share of fantastic restaurants, local tavern’s (Tasca’s), great bars and a few nightclubs, its just that you may have to look a little harder to find them.