Madeira is a charming Portuguese island with breathtaking landscapes and a warm and friendly vibe. If you are wondering if you should visit this tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic or not, the team at WarmRental put together a list of 7 reasons to visit Madeira in 2018!
See also: The Ultimate Travel Guide To Madeira
7 Reasons To Visit Madeira Island In 2018
1. Breathtaking landscapes.
Did you know that Madeira was classified as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO? It’s true. So if you’re a Nature lover, you will love this island. From Levadas – irrigation channels, to the Laurissilva Forest – a subtropical rainforest, to Porto Santo – Madeira’s sister island, there are plenty of incredible landscapes that will take your breath away.
2. Delicious gastronomy.
One of the perks of Madeira is its delicious gastronomy, and if you love food, this will surely play an important role when picking your next holiday destination, right? This tropical island is known for its incredible seafood such as Lapas or octopus; the traditional bolo-do-caco; and the tasty fresh fruit. Let’s not forget about poncha, the traditional alcoholic drink loved by locals and tourists, or even the top-notch wine.
3. Impressive fireworks.
Funchal’s New Year’s Eve is the event of the year with a firework display that attracts thousands of tourists. The shape of the bay creates a natural amphitheater that makes this an impressive even you will want to experience at least once in your life.
4. The vibrant Farmer’s Market.
Located in the heart of Funchal, the Farmer’s Market is full of fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers in all sorts of vibrant colors. Even if you’re not planning on buying anything, it’s a great opportunity to stroll around the stands while pretending to be a local.
5. A fun ride on a Toboggan.
One of the best activities to do in Madeira is to go on a Toboggan ride, a basket car originally from 1890. This traditional method of transport will take you down the hill during 10 minutes of unforgettable fun.
6. The sun shines all year round.
The temperature in Madeira is warm all year-round thanks to its subtropical climate, making it a great destination to visit all year round.
7. 9 km of fine golden sands.
Madeira is not your typical beach destination. Because of its ancient volcanic activity, the beaches are often black and rocky. However, only a couple hours away you’ll find a little treasure named Porto Santo, Madeira’s sister island. 9 km of fine golden sands will welcome you for a day relaxing in the sun!
Have you ever visited Madeira? If so, do you have more reasons to visit Madeira?