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Madeira Island – Portugal

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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If you are a photographer, or like anything to do with photography, fascinated by islands and history, Madeira Island is where you need to book your next flight to. The towns, the people and the food, are so…photogenic.

How to get to Madeira Island – Portugal

A 90 minute flight from Lisbon and velada { Voila in Portuguese } you have reached with just 60$ ticket plane ride!

The area around Porto da Cruz in the North East. It has everything in terms of scenery. You would need to visit both the coastline and the surrounding mountains. The Island is filled with nature and the locals are so welcoming. Its a relaxing island where your taste buds will fire on every Portuguese home made dish!

You can even rent a scooter or a car { they are expensive though and you will need a license } and discover the Island but you wont go very far, one of the best way to discover the island is to use a tour company. You can hike on the mountains too, shop at street markets, dine at fine restaurants or even grab an “bolo do cacoon” on the road with the locals. You will find that the island is a peaceful one. You can really visit any time of the year. It is never too hot averaging a maximum of 24 °C during the summer months (July through to October) and a minimum of 17 °C. During the winter average temperatures drop by approximately 4 °C. You will simply fall in love. Stroll around Funchal and take in the atmosphere. Sit outside a pavement cafe and watch the world go by. A few days in maybe take an island tour or a boat trip…catch a bus and visit the Botanical Gardens… join a walk on the Levadas to give you a smell and flavor of the Forest.
Seixal - Madeira Island

Madeira Island: Machico Bay

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