Cheap holidays to Madeira
Known as the pearl of the Atlantic and the island of eternal spring, Madeira in Portugal is a famous year round holiday destination. It’s a true wonder for nature lovers as it has breath-taking mountain views, numerous beautiful parks and gardens, pebbled beaches and natural rock pools along its beautiful coastline. Schedule the most unforgettable cheap holidays to Madeira with yourholidays.com and explore this alluring Portuguese city.
If you are looking for relaxing atmosphere, soft powdery sands and emerald waters then Madeira is ideal for you! Madeira holidays offer a plethora of beach activities for the whole family, such as dolphin watching, parasailing, deep sea diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, paragliding, and more. The best beach is Porto Santo, a long 9km stretch of golden sand with loungers, cafes and lovely beach facilities to enjoy. Calheta is an artificial beach with imported proper colour sand so that’s another choice.
Things to do
There are many nature activities as well, apart from the beaches, like long walks along wonderful trails throughout the island and bird watching. The charming capital, Funchal, is full of character with a traditional market, a 16th Century cathedral, beautiful gardens, shops and local cafés.
For history lovers there is a museum to visit which provides the interesting history of Madeira. Alternatively, you can take a trip along the coast in a replica of Columbus’ ship, ‘Santa Maria’, to take brilliant views of Madeira. Also a trip with the panoramic hot air balloon, which rises 150m, in Funchal, is a great day out. More relaxed occupations are also available to enjoy during your cheap holidays to Madeira; visit the picturesque village of Santana to see its thatched triangular houses or walk along the pretty Levada trails.
Due to its geographical position and lush subtropical climate, Madeira island tends to be an all year round holiday destination, with warm summers and mild winters, with the best of the weather from April to October. Madeira offers varied holidays that will suit any budget.
There is a variety of restaurants offering the typical traditional food as well as International food. During your holidays to Madeira enjoy wonderful dishes of fresh tuna steak or locally sourced shellfish and the fresh passion fruit juices that are delicious.