Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the west coast of Africa.
Visitors to Madeira come in search of peaceful scenic surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday. While there are no natural sandy beaches on the island it does have a couple of man-made ones including Calheta Beach located in the south. The island has a vast array of parks and gardens as well as an abundance of walking trails making it popular with nature lovers.
With a year round temperature that doesn’t fall much below 20°C, Madeira is a holiday destination that is not restricted by its seasons. The winter months still see around 5 hours of sunshine daily providing the ideal conditions for European visitors to enjoy a winter sun holiday.
Flights to the island land at Madeira Airport, also known as Funchal Airport, which is located around 9 miles from the capital: Funchal.