Madeira Island

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean yet close to central Europe there is one of the greatest archipelagos in the world, not so great in size but great in the reaches of its friendliness. This is one of the main traits of the inhabitants of the Madeira Archipelago, which comprises of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens.

Madeira Island is also very famous for its natural beauty, specially the Laurissilva forest, which is an ancient forest that has been classified World Heritage site by UNESCO. Madeira is also well known for being a place where you can practice outdoor sports all year round.

Its mild climate with water temperatures that never go below 17ºC offer you the opportunity to keep busy all the time. The culture and traditions are set in stone in the monuments, museums, churches and even in some of the regional produce like Madeira Wine and Embroidery. They travel through the centuries and deserve very special attention.