The floating garden of the Atlantic
Madeira was discovered in 1419 and is located approx 500 miles off the West African coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira has many places of historical interest and is well known for its natural beauty, traditional villages and its mountains and lush plantations.
You will find luxurious hotels and for those staying in Funchal there is a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Summers are hot whilst winters are mild.
Time Difference | GMT +1 hour
Getting There | Scheduled, charter and low cost options available from a variety of UK airports
Summers (from May to the end of September) are hot and dry especially in the inland areas. Temperatures may be slightly lower in coastal areas. Autumn months can often be mild with snow a possibility in some areas in winter.
by Debra Hammond