Madeira travel video

Madeira travel video

Madeira is very mountainous, incredibly green volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful archipelago belongs to Portugal. It’s climate is sublime tropical, but it isn’t a beach destination. The island has some great landscapes, gardens, flowers, and there is a lot to see from challenging mountain hiking to whale watching.

Must see:

  • Funchal  which is the capital of Madeira, just hop on the cable car.
  • Monte Palace and botanical garden.
  • Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro the highest peaks.
  • Cabo Girão Skywalk.
  • The São Vicente caves.
  • Lavada walking paths including the 25 fontes.
  • Porto Moniz  lava pools.
  • Ponta de São Lourenço where you can find some of the finest cliff scenery
  • Santana is known for the traditional homes 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, columns runway extension.

Enjoy the Madeira travel video!

Pico Ruivo is the highest point of Madeira at 1,862 m while the close by Pico do Arieiro is the the third highest peak and it is connected by tarmac road to Funchal. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, which is located on the main island’s south coast. One of the best ways to see the views of Funchal is to hop on the cable car that takes you up to the Monte Palace.

The Cabo Girão Skywalk is the highest cliff skywalk in Europe, located on top of the Cabo Girão cliff in Madeira Island. There are over 1,350 miles (2,170 km) of levadas (irrigation channels) and they provide a network of walking paths.

The São Vicente caves formed from a volcanic eruption 890 thousand years ago. The remote town of Porto Moniz on the very north western edge is famed for its lava pools that are filled by the high tide and are located in a dramatic setting.

Visiting Ponta de São Lourenço where you can find some of the finest cliff scenery on Madeira, this walk explores the long thin peninsula at the eastern end of the island.

Santana is known for the traditional homes constructed with sloping triangular rooftops and protected with straw. These were mainly rural homes used by local farmers during the settlement of the island, with white-painted walls, red doors and windows with blue trim.

Folklore music in Madeira is widespread and mainly uses local musical instruments such as the machete, rajao, brinquinho and cavaquinho, which are used in traditional folkloric dances like the Bailinho da Madeira. Madeira

Airport also known as Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, or Funchal Airport. The airport was once infamous for its short runway which, surrounded by high mountains and the ocean, made it a tricky landing for even the most experienced of pilots. The award winning runway extension was built on a platform, partly over the ocean, supported by 180 columns.

Whenever you leave you will know that wasn’t your last time in Madeira.

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