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FAQ’s

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1- Is Madeira Pass a good deal for me?

You’d get your money’s worth even if you only visited 3 attractions. Please see for yourself. Check our flyer with prices of attraction admission prices. You can tell at a glance if the price and value are right for you — even if you don’t visit every attraction.

2– Do I need to make a reservation for the Boat trip OR Jeep Safari?

Well, for the Catamaran it´s not mandatory, but we advise you to. For Mountain Expeditions it´s mandatory as they will pick you at your hotel.

3- What is a OR (optional) Ticket?

Madeira Pass includes two optional tickets. One gives you the choice to visit either Palheiro Gardens OR Madeira Story Centre. The other gives you the choice to experience either a Jeep Safari OR a boat trip along the coast.

4- What do I do if my Madeira Pass is lost or stolen?

Madeira Pass is like cash in your pocket, If lost or stolen, no refund or replacement is possible.

5- What about discounts for seniors or children?

 Madeira Pass is already a deeply discounted collection of tickets, with significant savings for all ages and interests. There is no children reduction because most of the attractions are free of charge for children.

6- If I don’t use every ticket, can I get a refund?

Madeira Pass booklets are not eligible for refund after being activated (when the first ticket is used).

7- Does Madeira Pass includes transportation?

Madeira Pass does not include transportation.

8 How do I know when attractions open/close and where I should start?

On the back of each entrance you can find the schedule and the opening days.

9- When does the 9-day booklet validity period begin?

Madeira Pass tickets are valid for one-time use within nine consecutive days. The first attraction you visit stamps or scans your booklet to activate the booklet’s nine-day validity period.

Sugar Cane in Madeira Island

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Sugar cane is a plant that grows best in tropical regions, due to the tropical climate available. Sugar canes are rich in sugar and can reach heights of 2 to 6 meters. The sugar cane is famous to those who live in Madeira and also tourists who have tried our sugar canes.

The sugar cane plant is considered as the most important agricultural cultivation in the history of humanity, also due to its high commercial value and multiple uses; it has become widely cultivated around the Madeira Island.

In Madeira, the sugar cane is used to produce various traditional products that are sold around the island and are also sold outside of the island. Traditional products such as Honey cake, Sugar cane honey, Sugar cane spirit, Honey biscuits etc.

The sugar cane plant is collected and made in one of three honey mills. There is a honey mill in Calheta, Porto Cruz and Ribeiro Seco in Funchal.

Madeira and Porto Santo Accommodation

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Madeira Island

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands are excellent locations for feeling welcomed.
The hospitality of local population ensures Madeira as a great location for tourists to spend their vacation.

The local population hospitality ensures Madeira as a great location for tourists to spend their vacation.

The proximity with nature makes our accommodations even more popular with our clients. The tourists in general and our customers in particular, deposit in Madeira, their confidence when it comes to choosing either a hotel, inn, tourist apartment, tourism habitation, agricultural tourism field house and pension, can be certain that Madeira makes use of its accommodations.

In the north you can enjoy the abundant nature, while in the south you can enjoy the golden beach of Porto Santo, you can’t let another season of holidays go by without considering coming here.

Fifty two clienteles, eleven cities! Certainly in one of these places it will have the right location for your vacation.

Home Rentals in Madeira

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With a blank in the homes rent market in Madeira, where appearing little companies that are repairing old houses with the propose to offer a new accommodation concept, the rent of houses for vacations, that answer to the opportunities that the hotels can`t respond. 

This houses are situated in rural spaces and pretend to attract people that are interested with the contact with nature, with the Laurissilva (Natural Heritage of Humanity decreed by the UNESCO), where the isolation permit the physic and intellectual repose. Depending in the size of the house, it`s possible to partial lease or the total house, not affecting fruition of the facilities and the spaces that are around them.   

The houses that preserve the rustic decoration, families ambient, close to the footpath and levada walks that surround the island and for the big scenery above the mountain and the sea, are an option to those who want a different vacations, in family and inviting ambient. It`s also an alternative to the Camping Site because it offer better security, although its hasn`t lots of Camping Site in Madeira Island.  

In Madeira Rural we certainly have the accommodation you are looking for, independently the home, their facilities, which can be swimming pool, sauna, grill ou just a game room.

Madeira Island Climate

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Madeira subtropical climate assures the perfect balance for nature loving people, since it’s the perfect island to try our outdoor activities, all year long, allowing to enjoy and to discover a little more about Madeira´s Natural beauty, where it makes possible to experiment a little of everything that Madeira Island has to offer.

The Madeira Island has a geographical position privileged by a range of mountainous characteristics giving an admirable climate, with very soft average temperatures and a moderate moistness.

Possessing a rare and excellent climate with unique characteristics which will you fascinated with tones of exotic vegetation to cover the island with a green veil, with the density of different coloured flowers, with the plants and shrubs that grow all year long.

In relation with the sea water, it´s very tempered.

How to get around in Madeira Island?

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In the archipelago of Madeira there are no difficulties in founding your way around, because it’s easy to find a mean of transportation for making visits.

So that visitor’s aren´t dependent on schedules, the island possesses various companies with car rentals available.

The public transport can also be a good option. The terminals in Funchal create easy and simple access, taking you to the most interesting places in the Island, in an economic way.

You can also choose to use the taxi service, they can be found in various streets around Funchal, in the rest of the clienteles, in the airport of Madeira and close to the main hotels.

Or you can choose to travel by ferry or boat, located at the Funchal harbor, which can help tourists to make various marine trips throughout all the coast of the Madeira Island.

Holidays in Madeira. Why?

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Since hundreds of years ago that Madeira has continued to have thousands of tourists visit us to spend their vacation, any reason for why they come back. Why?

Madeira doesn’t just have an excellent climate throughout the whole year, magnificent fauna and flora, Madeira also has a low criminal tax rate and is also one of the destinations that offer a lot of security, also presenting our hospitality to those who visit us. Madeira´s population is loyal and hospitable and welcomes all those who come to visit on their vacation.

Most of the time when we talk about Madeira, the media shows beautiful landscapes an island full of flowers, the Santana houses, “zigzag” roads full of curves molding the many existing mounts… However Madeira Island is much more than this. It is a land of contrasts, where human activities and landscapes coexist.

The landscapes and surrounding will fascinate any one.

Golf in Madeira Islands

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The archipelago of Madeira consists of 3 golf courses, a Santo da Serra golf clube; Palheiro golf and Porto Santo Golf.

In Madeira Island you can play one of two courses, Palheiro Golf and Santo da Serra Golf Club, one has 18 holes and the other with 27, both have admirable beauty, where the natural tones of blue and green makes you feel like you’re being invited to play golf. In Porto Santo, you have to experiment the 27 hole golf course.

Madeira and Porto Santo are becoming more and more favorable as preferred destinies for playing professional golf, how can Madeira not be considered an authentic paradise!

Maps, Madeira and Porto Santo Island Map

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Make the download of the Madeira and Porto Santo Island maps. Far go the times when the Archipelago road net was little efficient, nowadays with motorways and expressways, makes it much easier to dislocate from one point to another in the Madeira Island.

We count on making available more detailed maps of each parish in the Archipelago of Madeira, so that it can be easier to visit all the interesting places in the archipelago, besides its dimensions, there are still a lot of interesting places to visit.

Madeira Island – Maps

  • Madeira Island
  • City of Funchal

Porto Santo Island – Maps

  • Porto Santo Island
  • City of Vila Baleira

The Nature Park of Madeira

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Laurissilva

A nature park consists on a conserved area previously delimited, out of urban areas and protected by law. It´s objective is preserving local flora e fauna and creating a study and leisure society.

Seeking the preservation of a vast natural patrimony, which range from rare flora e fauna on a global level, which was created in 1982, The Nature Park of Madeira, park classified with a Biogenetic Reserve, in which you can find various species of animals and unique vegetation.

Covering two thirds of the island of Madeira´s territory, we leave you information about the principal nature park reserves in Madeira.

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