Huh, what? No beaches in Madeira? No stress! Just plan some time for the neighboring island of Porto Santo. The ‘Golden Island’ does have beautiful sandy beaches (and other things to do, too). So take the ferry from Madeira to Porto Santo to enjoy a few days (or hours) there.
I knew Madeira from Instagram and travel blogs, so I knew it was beautiful. But this insanely beautiful?! The übergreen Portuguese island really surprised me. You can go for fantastic hikes, and there are many more fun things to do in Madeira. Check the 11 of the best things to explore in Madeira.
Funchal is the colorful capital of Madeira in Portugal. It is a lovely city to wander around, and Funchal is also perfect for discovering the rest of Madeira. But first, let’s see what you can do in Funchal. More than 20 travel tips!
Are you looking for a unique stay in Madeira? Then you’ve come to the right place, because I’ve found a few cool places to stay WITH A VINEYARD! Perfect for something unique for a night or two. After all, unique stays in Madeira don’t come cheap.
Madeira is a Portuguese island, but it definitely has its own culture and taste. I always enjoy trying out local activities and foods in new destinations. So I am happy to give you some tips for typical Madeira to-do’s and local food and drink.
When I look up photos online of Sintra (near Lisbon in Portugal), I see beautiful blue skies, a bright yellow castle, a moss-covered ceremonial well, and much more beauty. I want to see that too! But that goes horribly wrong….
The Portuguese may not think breakfast is that important, but I do! And so, I looked up a few nice cafes where you can have breakfast, brunch, lunch, and drink coffee in Lisbon. Almost all of them are near Cais do Sodré and not far from Bairro Alto.
I never go to a restaurant alone at home. When traveling, I sometimes don’t have a choice and have to eat by myself. It feels a bit uncomfortable dining alone. I’m not looking forward to it, but eating out in Lisbon (Portugal) alone is pretty ok. In fact, I enjoy eating out alone!