Madeira is a safe haven from today’s modern society. Just a short traveling distance from most European major cities, the island offers superb accommodation, fantastic scenery and an escape from all that is unpleasant in the coastal mass-tourism. The capital Funchal is renown as much for its food as it is for its clean, crime-free streets.
Thanks to their excellent geographical location and mountainous relief, these islands have surprisingly balmy weather, with moderate humidity and pleasant average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter.
Interesting Facts About Madeira:
- It’s a portuguese island but it’s closer to Africa than to the European continent.
- In 1950 , Winston Churchill retreated to Madeira.
- The New Year celebrations feature the largest fireworks show in the world, as officially recognised by theGuinness World Records, in 2006.