"Madeira" Madeira Island by Cockleshell

Madeira Island Travel Guide: 795 reviews and 1,973 photos

I enjoyed two weeks travelling around this small island making use of a hire car for 8 days.

I soon realised that there are very few flat bits in Madeira! Some of the roads are quite challenging and a little scary too. Sheer drops from the high cliff roads but thankfully not too much traffic.

I didn't miss the fact that there are no natural sandy beaches.

The mountain scenery is wonderful .. and so many waterfalls.

I did a couple of easy levada walks which I enjoyed and would have liked to have done more. And I especially enjoyed walking in the mountains.

Funchal old town at Christmas time was wonderful. Very colourful. Funchal itself has many things to see and do but I'm glad I ventured out and experienced much more of this beautiful island.

  • Last visit to Madeira Island: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2011
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Just finished reading this page and all your Tips. Lovely! and really useful information too. It is on our List and you have given me lots of ideas - maybe a December visit?

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Great tips and photos from Madeira.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    Hello, Anita! Thanks for your tips!

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