Madeira Portugal

Welcome to Madeira Portugal: the Pearl of the Atlantic…the Isle of Timber…the Island of Eternal Spring. With year-round warm temperatures, discover why Madeira should be your next vacation destination.

Check out a few of our favorite photos in the gallery below. After that, you’ll find some useful resources to help you plan your trip to Madeira Portugal.

Madeira, Portugal

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How to get to Madeira

By plane: Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC) is the 4th busiest airport in Portugal.

  • It offers direct flights to over 30 European airports and nearby islands.
  • The most frequent flights are to Lisbon: 8-12 flight options per day; 1 hour & 45 minute flight time
  • The airport is in the eastern town of Santa Cruz, about 20 minutes by car from the island’s capital city, Funchal.

By boat: Madeira is a major cruise destination. The main harbor in Funchal is the #1 Portuguese port for cruise dockings between Europe, the Caribbean and North Africa.

Your tools for planning the perfect Madeira vacation

Skyscanner gathers info from nearly all search engines and airlines, helping you find the best itinerary at the right price point.

Then, it connects you directly with the airline to make the booking. If you don’t like booking through a 3rd party, this is the tool for you.

Expedia gathers and delivers options similar to Skyscanner. It also gives you the option to bundle flights and hotels.

When you’re ready to book, you make the booking through Expedia. This enables you to earn points through their rewards program, which you can redeem on future travel.

As far as traveling around Madeira, renting a car is 100% the way to go.

The major roads and highways that cross the island are modern, smooth & safe. specializes in providing accommodations during sold-out periods. 

Their properties range from hotels and B&B’s to condos and all-inclusive resorts.

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