About Madeira Island

The Pearl of the Atlantic

The Portuguese Island of Madeira and the Azores are the two autonomous regions of Portugal.

The island of Madeira is an archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia, just under 400 kilometres (250 miles) to the north of the Canary Islands and 520 kilometres (320 miles) west of Morocco. The island is 740.7 km2 in size.

Funchal, Madeira's capital is located on the island's south coast. The archipelago comprises the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, which are administered together, with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands (Ilhas Selvagens).

Madeira is well known for it's very mild and moderate subtropical climate with mediterranean summer droughts and winter rain. Today, it is a popular year-round resort, well-known for it's beautiful landscapes, flora, fauna, Madeira wine and it's gastronomy.

Each Year the island attracts tourists from far and wide. It is breathtakingly beautiful.

For those planning to visit - enjoy the fresh seafood that can be found in many restaurants scattered around the island. Madeira is also very well-known for its meat dishes, including the famous Espetada (Meat on the Skewer) and if you looking for something to snack on but full of flavour, why not try the Steak Roll served in local bread. (Prego no Bolo do Caco).

For those looking for true adventure, why not hire a car and drive around the island. Stay at the cute guest houses and quaint hotels near the trails so you can wake up early and take advantage of the mind-blowing scenery and walks that nature has to offer.

We promise you that you will have a wonderful, memorable time in Madeira. Don't take our word - Visit Madeira.
A Small Island with a Big Heart!
A Small Island with a Big Heart!
In the Portuguese Words of Welcome. "Bem Vindo".