Funchal is the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, with it surrounding the natural harbour and spreading gently up the hillside its white houses and their red tiled roofs sit in vivid contrast against the verdant hills.
Fly to Madeira (Funchal) up to three times a week with easyJet, summer only.
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Things to do in Madeira
- Explore Madeira’s Laurel Forest, perfect for bird watching
A UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site, the Laurel Forest is the habitat of several endemic species of flora such as Madeira Orchid, Madeira Geranium, Madeira Laurel, Azores Laurel and some endemic birds such as Trocaz Pigeon, Madeira Firecrest and Chaffinches among others. More >>
- Watch a traditional Madeiran dance and folklore show
Dine on traditional Espetada, beef on a skewer spiced and grilled over an open fire, and enjoy the best of Madeiran dance. More >>
- Watch the Zino’s Pretels fly in the moonlight
Under the spectacular shining stars with a dark sky as background, see the notcurnal Zino's Petrels, a small seabird also known as ‘Madeira Petrel’. A must for bird watchers! More >>
- Discover the beautiful villages of Madeira
Explore the quaint villages of Santana, dotted with colourful triangular thatched homes and Camacha, the hub of Madeira’s wicker industry and admire the diverse beauty of Madeira.
- Visit Madeira’s water park – Aqua Park
With five toboggan slides, four other water slides, a highly recommended ‘black hole’ and a river which meanders around the pools, this park caters for all the family.