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Madeira Wine Portugal

There is only one Madeira Island and one wine that can call itself Madeira! Madeira wine, what is it? Where does Madeira Wine come from? Madeira wine is a long-lasting fortified wine, produced in the demarcated region of Madeira, located off the African coast, and has a designation of origin: Madeira Wine. What makes Madeira terroir unique is the combination of vines, fertile volcanic soil, climate, location of the vines,…

Madeira Wine Festival 2021 (Full Programme) ⏰

All the information you want in one place, so you don’t miss a thing. Plan out your festival’s schedule Now. 🌺 Portuguese  >>> download  📤 🌼 English   >>>  download  📤 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new…

Madeira Flower Festival 2021 (Full Programme) ⏰

All the information you want in one place, so you don’t miss a thing. Plan out your festival’s schedule Now. 🌺 Portuguese  >>> download  📤 🌼 English   >>>  download  📤 🌸 German >>> download  📤 🌷 French >>> download 📤 🌻 Spanish >>> download 📤   Here’s the answers to 12 questions you might come up during the Flower Festival 👉 ↪ https://luxmadeira.com/12-doubts-about-madeira-flower-festival-you-should-clarify/ (UPDATED ON 30.10.2021) Share this:Click to share on…

12 Doubts about Madeira Flower Festival you should clarify

Home » Full Width Blog This post contains all the information you want to know about 2021 Madeira Flower Festival. I’ll add content regularly, so be sure to check for updates. (Last updated on 30.10.21). When people think about the Madeira Flower Festival, they imagine a happy and colourful event. Nevertheless, there are still many important questions that are not found answered anywhere. So, today I want to share the…

COVID-19 Update (October 15th 2021): Travel Restrictions Relieved

Home » Full Width Blog If ever there was a time to travel to Madeira, this is it. But there are COVID-19 travel restrictions you need to know before you go. According to the European Best Destinations, Madeira is “one of the safest destinations for 2021”; The islands have one of the lowest COVID-19 active cases in Europe; Around 83% of the population, including tourism professionals, are vaccinated against COVID-19.…

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Luxury Travel Trends

Home » Full Width Blog Today I want to share the recent luxury travel trends with you, which also includes Madeira. This beautiful island in the Atlantic, Portugal, is one of the top luxury travel destinations to visit this year. Recent trends in the top luxury travel destinations 2021   The key trends that are driving the travellers of the luxury tourism market, according to Technology Magazine, are: Consumer-centric packages.…

Socalco Nature Hotel – Agrotourism Resort

Today I visited Socalco Nature Hotel – Agrotourism Resort, a new project that made me very proud to be Madeiran. It is one of the best agritourism examples in one of Madeira’s sunniest places.   The concept   Chef Octávio Freitas is a visionary who acquired an abandoned property dating back to 1685, with a house and farm. He didn’t disregard a single detail! The reconstruction included restoring the original…

Botanical gardens in Madeira

“Botanical gardens in Madeira” is a title used only by specific gardens which meet certain criteria. Although we have many gardens in Madeira, the designation “botanical” is used by only one. But first, let me explain the origin of our vegetation. How did plants reach Madeira?   Laurissilva is a rare relict forest from the Tertiary period covering the island when the Portuguese arrived in the 15th century. Because of…

Why is Madeira bread so special?

If you want to try the best food on the island, today I bring you a video of the best homemade sweet potato bread to try in Madeira. Baking bread is part of the Portuguese identity. On the Fado song (a sort of Portuguese blues) “Uma Casa Portuguesa”, the lyrics say that in a Portuguese home, bread and wine is a must-have, and when someone knocks at the door, they…

Golf courses in Madeira

Is your favourite sports golf? Madeira and Porto Santo are the World’s best-emerging golf destination in 2019 and one of the safest places to travel and play golf at the moment. I’ll show you why golfing in Madeira is going to be your first choice. If you are looking for Madeira golf holidays, the Archipelago offers two destinations – Madeira Island and our sister island, Porto Santo – and three…

Madeira Hand Embroidery

Madeira embroidery I hope this post inspires you and encourages you to seek out Madeira hand-embroidery in Madeira. The Portuguese arrived in Madeira in the 15th-century and brought in embroidery art. Six hundred years later, Madeira Embroidery is still handmade and part of the Island’s culture and history. I invite you to immerse yourself in this art by watching our video, but first, let me give you a small presentation…

Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Madeira Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Madeira Portugal At present Madeira has no ferry connections from the continent, but It’s easy to get to the Madeira islands. There are direct flights from the main Capitals in Europe to Madeira international airport. Basically, Madeira Group has two islands to choose from: Madeira and Porto Santo. It’s easy to get between them, too. You can combine both on a trip if you want to visit…

Where is Madeira Island?

Where is Madeira Island? I often get asked not only where is Madeira, but what is Madeira. So, today, I bring you the answer to help you find it, and I hope it can help you find the best flight to visit us someday. Indeed, the Madeira Islands are closer to the African Continent than to the European Continent itself: 700 km (434 miles) west of Morocco, Africa; 850 km…

Walk Caldeirão Verde

Highlights Join us on this wonderful Caldeirão Verde walk along a Levada. The breathtaking views, the unspoiled forest, the waterfalls and the refreshing air make this hike a must-do of Madeira. Holiday Type Hiking, Walking & Active Activity Level Challenging 5/8 Relationship status All about the Walk Caldeirão Verde If anyone asks me what the Garden of Eden would be like, well… What you see at the end of this…

Walk Boca do Risco – Larano

Highlights Come along with us on Boca do Risco – Larano walk for a beautiful and unforgettable landscape. This walk combines a coastal path and forest, which makes this a very diverse hike. Holiday Type Hiking Walking & ActiveActivity Level Challenging 5/8 All about the Walk Boca do Risco – Larano The footpath of Boca do Risco – Larano walk offers stunning views, ever-changing scenery and vegetation. It starts in…

Walk Levada do Rei

Highlights On Levada do Rei Walk, enjoy stunning views and feel Nature at its best. The Laurisilva forest – World Nature Heritage of UNESCO will take you back in time to the discovery of the island. Holiday Type Hiking, Walking & ActiveActivity Level Moderate 3/8 All about the Levada do Rei Walk Particularly, great walk in the valley of “50 shades of Green”. On the first stretch, you’ll notice the…

Walk 25 Fountains

Highlights Come with us on this extraordinary 25 Fountains walk along a Levada (water channel). The landscape and the surrounding nature with waterfalls and the UNESCO Laurel Forest are fantastic. Holiday Type Hiking, Walking & Active Activity Level Challenging 5/8 All about the Walk 25 Fountains If you have one day to go on a Levada hike in Madeira, this is it! Besides if you are fit and you are…

Walk Pico Ruivo & Queimadas

Feel you are on top of the world! Highlights The walk Pico Ruivo & Queimadas combines the fascinating mountains, the historic levadas and the ancient forest in a single day. We’ll show you Madeira’s diversity and stunning scenery. Holiday Type Children, Hiking, Walking & Active Activity Level Fairly Easy 2/8 All about the Walk Pico Ruivo & Queimadas If you only have one day to walk, this is it! The…

Walk Ponta São Lourenço

Highlights Ponta São Lourenço Walk is Every nature lover’s dream! Untouched stunning nature, colourful cliffs, and wild endemic flora and fauna. To tell the truth, for the ones who trek, this walk is unmissable. Holiday Type Hiking, Walking & Active Activity Level Challenging 5/8 All about the walk of Ponta São Lourenço If you are fit, then come with us and enjoy a fantastic coastal walk for 3-4 hours round…

Levada do Norte Walk

Highlights The Levada do Norte Walk is a lovely way to walk in Madeira and discover agricultural terraces with a complex system of irrigation, the mountain life of people, and beautiful views. Holiday Type Walking & ActiveActivity Level Fairly Easy 2/8 All about the Levada do Norte Walk Come along with us to Levada do Norte Walk and experience the nature and village mountain living conditions of the people where…

Levada do Castelejo Walk

Highlights The Levada do Castelejo Walk is one of our guests’ favourite half-day walk tours. It offers superb views of the striking Eagle’s Rock formation, villages, and farms of the Northeast Coast. Holiday Type Walking & Active Activity Level Fairly Easy 2/8 All about the Levada do Castelejo Walk Come with us on this half-day guided walk and admire the fantastic views along the way and different from any other…

Black scabbard fish

Scabbard fish or “Peixe Espada”   The fishing activity in Madeira has always been important. It started in the 15th century with the early settlers. The first historical records of the black scabbard fish fishery date back to the 17th century. Today it has significant economic importance in Madeira and represents around 30% – 40% of all catches in Madeira. The black and intermediate scabbard (Aphanopus carbo and Aphanopus intermedius) although…

Folklore Evening Tour

Highligts Join us on tour Folklore Evening Tour and enjoy a delicious Madeiran dish combined with spectacular folklore performance. Holiday Type Family, Food & Drink, Tours Activity Level Leisurely 1/8 All about Folklore Evening Tour After the pickup for the Folklore Evening Tour we will take you to one of the most famous restaurants in Madeira to taste typical Madeiran food (3-course menu) and enjoy the Madeiran dances show named “Bailinho…

South Tour Madeira

Come with us on South Tour Madeira and visit one of the island’s Banana plantations, enjoy strolling through typical little villages, and go for a short walk along a Levada path. Holiday Type Family, Tours, Sightseeing Activity Level Leisurely 1/8 All about South Tour Madeira On South tour Madeira We will go first to the southwest of the island, to Madalena do Mar and visit a banana plantation where you…

West Tour Madeira

Highligts On West Tour Madeira, Dare to walk on a transparent glass platform atop one of the World’s highest sea cliffs and explore stunning lava pools. Besides, stroll into beautiful villages. Holiday Type: Family, Tours, Sightseeing Activity Level Leisurely 1/8 Memorable Time for All All about West Tour Madeira Come with us to Madeira West Tour and experience a fantastic trip. First, we will take you to Cabo Girão, famous…

East Tour Madeira

Admire Madeira’s most diverse landscapes ranging from magnificent natural parks, historic villages and imposing mountains on East Tour Madeira. Besides, it is a full-day journey you won’t want to miss! Holiday Type Discovery, Family, Tours, SightseeingActivity Level Leisurely 1/8 All about East Tour Madeira Discover the beauty of Eastern Madeira Tour and the place where the Age of Discovery began. So, we will make our first stop over Machico historic…

Madeira Centre Tour

Come with us on this journey to Madeira Centre Tour and experience three trophy sights of Madeira Island and the famous toboggan ride. Besides, it is a half-day trip you won’t want to miss! Holiday Type Family, Tours, SightseeingActivity Level Leisurely 1/8 Family Fun All about Madeira Centre Tour In fact, we’ll start our Madeira Centre tour by heading to the beautiful viewpoint of Pico dos Barcelos. Here you’ll look…

Garden Tour Monte Palace

Highlights Monte Palace Garden Tour is one of the world’s most beautiful gardens. It displays not only a fascinating collection of plants, but also tiles, sculptures and minerals from around the world. Holiday Type: Children, Culture, Garden, Guided Tours Activity Level Moderate 3/8 All about the Garden Tour Monte Palace In the 19th century, the growth of therapeutic tourism in Madeira in the winter because of the mild climate led to…

Capital City Tour

Holiday Type Culture, Family, Guided Tours Activity Level Leisurely 1/8 Highlights On this Funchal walking capital city tour you will Explore the city’s gardens, historical monuments, the colourful Farmer’s Market and the charming Old Town. Spend a morning immersed in our local history and culture. All about Capital City Tour We will begin our Funchal Capital town tour visiting Santa Catarina’s Park to enjoy the views of the beautiful amphitheatre…

The Best Honeymoon ever – Madeira (Video)

Great video of Adelina and Dennis Serb honeymoon in Madeira. They came from Romania and wrote this message: “So this was our great adventure in Madeira Island. We spent 2 weeks in what we call – The Best Honeymoon ever. Madeira has the most breathtaking places we’ve ever seen. We were so pleasantly surprised to find an island full of culture, amazing hiking possibilities, and delectable gourmet food. We totally…

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Madeira, Melhor Destino Insular do Mundo e da Europa!

Read this in English Temos, seguramente, motivos para festejar na Madeira, recém  eleita “Melhor Destino Insular do Mundo 2016″ pelo World Travel Awards. Este prémio vem juntar-se ao de “Melhor Destino Insular do Mundo 2015″ e aos de “Melhor Destino Insular da Europa 2013, 2014 e 2016″. O World Travel Awards é o mais prestigiado galardão do turismo e visa premiar os melhores exemplos de boas práticas no setor. Quer…

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