Madeira: what to visit if you travel to the Portuguese island

Updated 03/11/2017 14:40
 The countdown begins for the December Bridge and the Christmas holidays, and the trips become a very tempting plan to escape routine and disconnect (taking into account the cheapest destinations to travel). If you want to travel around Europe soon, Madeira can be your chosen destination, be it for its beaches, its lifestyle, its landscapes, its peculiar gastronomy, or having been awarded, again, as the best insular destination in Europe.

The island of Madeira has been awarded as the best insular destination in Europe, by the World Travel Awards (WTA). On the occasion of this recognition, we show you some of the plans and places that you can not miss if you decide to travel to the Portuguese island.

If you want to explore the island on foot, the best way is to walk the levadas, irrigation channels that bring together multiple protected areas, including the Madeira Natural Park and the Funchal Ecological Park.
Pico de Areeiro, Maderia
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The subtropical climate of the island of Madeira favors active tourism, both by land, practicing canoying (an activity to explore the riverbanks by combining climbs and descents); by sea, practicing diving and exploring the depths, where you will find the Bowele (a ship that sank a few years ago and constitutes an artificial reef), or by air, flying over the island in hang gliding or paragliding.
Cayoning in Madeira
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The Festival del Atlntico is celebrated from June 3 to 24 and marks the beginning of the summer season. Within its programming highlights the Festival Races del Atlntico which has as main stage the gardens of the emblematic Quinta Magnlia and includes national music to Soul or Funk. In addition, every Saturday in June there is also a fireworks show of more than twenty minutes on the outer dock of the Pontinha.
During the month of June, every Saturday, there are shows of fireworks on the island
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Among the gastronomy of the island of Madeira you can find varieties of fresh fish, the "espetada" of beef on skewer of laurel stick served with fried corn and the typical bread "Bolo-do-Caco" with butter of Garlic.
Gastronomy of Madeira in the markets
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This fine sand beach is better known as "Isla Dorada". It is located on the island of Porto Santo, and is bathed by turquoise and crystal clear water along its 9 kilometers.
Porto Santo beach, one of the seven best in Portugal
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The forest of Laurissilva, named Patrimony of the Humanity from 1999.
Discover Madeira The Forest of Laurisilva, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, allows you to contemplate the most virgin native nature of the area.

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