Madeira, which is the name of the island and the archipelago that also contains the island of Porto Santo, was first called the Pearl of the Atlantic a long time ago. Madeira is, in actual fact, a rare gem, an exceptional destination, a place mentioned by travellers from all over the world. The hotels of supreme grandeur, the contagious night-life, and the outstanding cuisine are some of the plus points that make visitors want to visit the archipelago and return time and again. Funchal, the archipelago’s capital, is a city emanating a perfume of leisure time and pure fun - dancing and joking at carnival time or watching the completely unique fireworks display that forms part of Madeira’s New Year’s Eve celebrations every year.
Madeira is a quaint Portuguese relic amidst the Atlantic Ocean. This island has an irreplaceable aura with intriguing villages, rich traditions and exotic forests, making it the perfect holiday escape. Explore Madeira’s beauty by walking through the vivid streets to discover the beautiful 15th and 16th century buildings, the staggering Sé Cathedral and enjoy the famous “Lavradores” Market. For nature lovers wonder through rare Laurissilva forest to see awe-inspiring views of the island or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of Garajau Reserves. Madeira is a magical place bursting with life waiting to be discovered.