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The mild climate and stunning landscapes of Funchal welcome visitors throughout the year. Founded in 1424, the city is Madeira's capital and largest city. With beautiful colonial buildings and inviting squares, Funchal is easily accessible from major airports across the UK and Europe. Sitting in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa, the Portuguese territory of Madeira is a sub-tropical archipelago made up of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Madeira also includes the Desertas Islands and the Selvagens Islands, which are inhabited but attract visitors looking for less travelled routes.


When to Go

Summer in Funchal and the rest of Madeira is warm, with average temperatures around 25 degrees. During the height of summer, it is not uncommon to have the mercury hit 30 degrees with plenty of sunshine. Spring and autumn are cooler, but are still relatively warm with temperatures in the low 20s. The water temperature is also mild thanks to warm currents, with average sea temperatures of 22 degrees during the summer and 18 degrees in winter months.

Where to Stay

Funchal has a range of high quality accommodation for all budgets, including hotels, villas and inns. Traditional manor homes, known locally as quintas, dot Madeira and provide an escape from what you would expect in a hotel or resort. There are also lovely resorts close to Funchal along the eastern coast, including accommodation in the scenic towns and villages of Canico de Baixo, Canical, Ponta do Sol, and Santo de Sera. Pestana hotels and resorts are some of the most luxurious accommodation options in and around Funchal, including the Pestana Casino Park & Spa, Pestana Carlton Hotel, and the Hotel Pestana Grand. Other top hotels in Funchal include the Hotel Savoy Gardens, the Cliff Bay Hotel, and the Eden Mar Suite Hotel. Whether you are looking for a family apartment hotel or a romantic villa, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay in Funchal.

Attractions & Events

Madeira's natural beauty is dramatic and inspiring, offering plenty of things to do for visitors. One of the world's highest ocean cliffs is found at Cabo Girão, while the São Vicente Caves are home to lavas tubes. Madeira is also renowned for its flora, including beautiful gardens such as Funchal's Jardim Botânico and the Jadrim do Monte Palace. There are scenic viewpoints, also known as miradouros, throughout Funchal and Madeira including Pico dos Barcelos, Pico de Facho, Pico do Arieiro, and Curral das Freiras. Madeira's nearby interior has lush valleys, scenic lakes and dramatic mountains waiting to be discovered. Hiking to Ponta de São Lourenço offers stunning views of the Atlantic and volcanic rock formations. There are also plenty of coastal roads to enjoy a drive around Madeira or Porto Santo. Sport is also popular in and around Funchal. Several golf clubs welcome golfers of all abilities from around the world, including Santo da Serra, Palheiro and Porto Santo. With crystal waters and warm water temperatures, the ocean also provides plenty of recreation opportunities, including mountain biking, sailing, snorkelling and big game fishing. Some of Madeira's best diving spots are found at Ponta de São Lourenço, while surfing is popular at Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar. Major events in Funchal include New Year's Eve, which features one of the best fireworks displays in Portugal. With festivities throughout Madeira, Carnival kicks off lent with colourful parades, traditional feasts, street entertainment, and theme parties. Just as flowers begin to blossom, the Madeira Flower Festival brings vivid blooms to streets, homes and shops throughout Madeira each spring.

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For a family holiday or luxury deals to Funchal, trust the travel experts at Jetline. We offer complete package holiday deals with cheap accommodation and car hire. Whether you are looking for a lively getaway to enjoy the best nightlife Funchal has to offer or a last minute holiday in a secluded resort, we have unbeatable deals to Funchal and Madeira.