Portuguese by ownership but closer to North Africa by geography (it’s 540 miles from Lisbon, but only 360 from Morocco), this subtropical speck in the Atlantic shares few physical characteristics with either Europe or Africa. Madeira is a beautiful and fascinating island that makes for a wonderful year round holiday destination. The island comprises of stunning natural scenery, with massive mountains, jagged cliffs, lush forests and delightful flower gardens. The people of Madeira are welcoming and hospitable, which reflects the laid-back and generous nature of the Portuguese.
As a holiday destination Madeira provides, a glorious climate, excellent tourist facilities and tremendous value for money. There is a lot to see and do in Madeira, from challenging mountain hiking though to discovering historic towns or simply relaxing in the natural sea lava pools of Porto Moniz. This wide variety of sights and activities means that Madeira is the ideal destination for the more intrepid or independent tourist who wants more than just sitting by the pool for their holiday.