Madeira Island Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
Madeira Island – Caught in the warm trade winds of the North Atlantic, visitors here are spoiled with dramatic cliffs and coastal charm.
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Pushed up by volcanic forces from the seafloor, #MadeiraIsland is a wonderful #vacation #destination. Volcanic activity settled millennia ago, yet the island’s rich soils and spring climate means Madeira explodes in lush vegetation all year round.
#Visit Madeira’s capital, Funchal. Walk streets paved with patterned stonework and #explore centuries-old churches and homes, which have endured pirate raids, German U-boat attacks, and earthquakes.
Head to Cabo Girão, one of the world’s mightiest cliffs. At Garajau, watch divers far below enjoying the undersea gardens of the marine reserve.
Madeira’s ring road strings together coastal towns and beaches, each one a little different from the last. Madeira’s northern coastline offers plenty of drama and adventure too.
Explore Pico do Arieiro, Madeira’s third-highest peak. From here, experienced hikers can follow knife-edged trails to even higher peaks, the same peaks that guided Portuguese mariners to Madeira six centuries ago.
For now, we hope you enjoy watching this #travel #guide as much as we enjoyed making it.
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0:00 – Madeira Island
1:09 – Funchal
2:09 – The Botanical Gardens of Madeira
2:33 – Palheiro Gardens
3:03 – Monte Palace Tropical Gardens
3:22 – Câmara de Lobos
3:50 – Cabo Girao
4:19 – Garajau
4:55 – Reis Magos Beach
5:16 – Fort Sao Fernando
5:45 – Ponta do Sol
5:55 – Arco da Calheta
6:04 – Paul do Mar
6:23 – Porto Moniz
6:31 – Seixal
6:40 – Sao Vicente
6:50 – Ponta de São Lourenço
7:19 – Pico do Arieiro
8:07 – Machico