Madeira is often described as an island of flowers. Bird of paradise and many other exotic flowers bloom all over the island. It is a holiday island and offers numerous apartments for self-catering breaks.
Madeira isn’t a typical package tour holiday destination for sun seekers – the few beaches that there are, aren’t terribly attractive, although the nearby island of Porto Santo is proud of its beautiful beach which is popular with sun seekers in the summer.
Who enjoys Madeira?
Nature lovers √
Hikers and walkers √
Highlights of Madeira
- Ancient laurel forest
- Levada walks
- Mountain scenery
- Dramatic coastline
- Beautiful flowers and gardens
Madeira is most likely to attract those looking for a nice sub tropical climate which is warm rather than hot and those who enjoy walking and exploring the natural landscape of mountainous forested areas and the picturesque coastline. Many head to Madeira for the many pretty Levada walks and to experience the ancient Laurel woods.
Depending on your point of view, the climate in Madeira is pleasant all year round with an average temperate range of 17 to 25 degrees Celsius. The warmest months are July to September.
Apartments and Madeiran homes are generally unheated and warm clothing is required for chilly evenings (and sometimes days) during the winter months.