Often referred to as the ‘island of the eternal spring’ thanks to its steady climate, Madeira is a beautiful getaway throughout the year. From the striking natural landscape to exciting activities, you'll find plenty to see and do here.
Here, you'll find plenty of outdoor activities ranging from boat rides and paragliding to walking tours and mountain hiking. Two-thirds of the island is protected, and Madeira is home to the largest Laurisilva forest in the world. The surrounding sea also offers fabulous conditions for boating and scuba diving. In Funchal, enjoy celebrated cuisine and walks along the promenade.
With relatively consistent temperatures, Madeira is an ideal getaway year-round. Spring (March to May) see high temperatures of 20°C and is a brilliant time to visit natural attractions such as one of the world's most stunning botanical gardens - Monte Palace Tropical Gardens.
You'll find endless events and activities to choose from during your stay, including the incredible New Year Eve fireworks display. Madeira is well worth a visit during the winter season, even if just for this event.
Complete your holiday experience with delicious fine-dining options. Dine with views of immaculately landscaped grounds and embrace the themes of country living or enjoy romantic settings with premium gourmet cuisines. Your meals are paired with a top selection of Portuguese and International wines.
Sample internationally-inspired dishes including fusion menus with local, Southern European, or Oriental flavours. Celebrate regional cuisines in stunning locations from restaurants by the bay to on the rooftops of Funchal.
British and EU nationals won't need a visa to visit Madeira Portugal. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.