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Things to do in Madeira
Written by Shanmugam on June 12, 2020 Share on

Top Things to Do in Madeira: Escape into nature paradise

Whenever you think of a perfect holiday the first thing pops in your mind is nature connecting places. People generally love connecting themselves with nature. The environment and the fresh air which you get from a nature connecting places is truly unmatchable and heavenly. There are so many places in this world where you can experience the same. But not all destination are the same. Every place has its own style and they remain unique. Out of all the best places in the world, Madeira in Portugal should top your travel list for sure. This beautiful and nature connecting place is an archipelago wonderland located off the coast of Portugal. It attracts a lot of tourists who wishes to delve themselves in the streams of nature. With a total population of hundred thousand people, Madeira is a tropical land with lots of forest and nature landscapes. Also, it is the finest collection of 4 islands that are perfect for every fauna to thrive. The soothing climate and picture-perfect places will allure you to experience all the top things to do in Madeira.

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What are the top things to do in Madeira?

Whenever you think of travelling to a completely new destination we consider a few factors in mind. The main factor is the climate and weather. With a bit of rain during the monsoon, the weather here is always spring. Apart from climate and weather, there are so many awe-inspiring hotels and many exciting local cuisines, Madeira is one place, everyone. Located on the coastlines, the place offers you an uninterrupted panorama of the Atlantic. However, the beaches are not the main attraction in Madeira. There are other top things to do in Madeira. Here is a list of Pickyourtrail’s top recommended things to see and enjoy in Madeira:

1.Levada Walking: Laurel Forest

Levadas is one of the famous places in Madeira. It boasts for the lush green aromatic laurel. Locals used this aromatic laurel to make crowns and wreath using this laural in ancient times. Also, this serene place allures a lot of tourist and scientist from all around the world. Moreover, the water line that flows in Levadas provides the land with fresh water from the mountains. Levadas are particularly more scenic in the Laurel Forest, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk the trails here, following the water channels and taking in some of the best natural sceneries around the world.

2.Botanical Gardens

With the tropical climate, firm soil and amazing weather, all year long makes it perfect for the flora and fauna to thrive on this land easily. Also, Madeira is a pristine beauty untouched by modern developments. This botanical garden boast for some rare species that looks colourful and vibrant. These faunae are the biggest attraction in this garden. Moreover, during the festival times, the garden is lit up with vibrant lights. Also, many flower shows and festivals happen during May.

3.Dolphins & Whale Watching

With lots of marine life in the natural habitat, Madeira is one of the best places to interact with marine life. If you wish to interact with marine life, there are so many local cruises and boats that take you to Dolphin and whale viewing experience. Also, the island has some of the amazing varieties of whales and Dolphins including bottlenose, spotted dolphins and beaked whales. In addition, if you are lucky, you can also spot some huge seals. Marine life visit in Maderia is a must-do activity and you will certainly love it for sure. Also if you are certified, then you can do snorkelling in this marine life rich sea. This is one of the best things to see in Portugal.

4.Adventure Sporting

All the adventure sport depends on the climate and weather condition. With its perfect climate and landscape of Madeira offers a sweet spot for various adventure sport. Wondering what type of adventure sports to indulge? You can go to canyoning, mountain biking and abseiling. Also, the top adrenaline sport here is the paragliding, which allures a lot of tourist. The breeze and the landscapes of the island here deliver one of the greatest paragliding experiences around the world. Moreover, the breath-taking aesthetic scenery will certainly leave agape in amazement.

Things to Do in Madeira
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5.Praia Formosa

Praia Formosa is one of the most famous beaches in Madeira. The beach complex has some of the finest collection of beach cafes, restaurants. Moreover, the place is famous for its black sand beaches in Madeira. You can spend your day at this beach by doing water sport activities. parasailing, jet-skiing, beach volleyball, spas, indoor pools are some of the activities that you can do at this beach. After days of exploring the land and doing shopping, you can reach out to this place to relax by the seashores. Moreover, the place is close to Funchal. It will be very each for you to commute to the airport too.

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6.Cable Car Ride: Funchal

Not many cities have this activity that gives you a spectacular view of the entire city. Guess what? The adrenaline rushing cable car experience is famous in the capital city. Funchal cable car rides give you an amazing lifetime experience during your Portugal vacation. It is one of the famous tourist attraction that starts from Almirante Reis to Monte’s upper suburb. Also, this long ride gives you a panoramic view of the city close to 20mins. You can admire all the scenic view of the entire city from this cable car. You can see the city surrounded by lush green mountains, gushing waterfalls and amazing sceneries. The cable car is generally crowded, so ensure you reach the place as early as possible.

Cable Car Ride: Funchal
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7.Palheiro Garden

One of the more tranquil experiences on this island. Stroll through the Palheiro Garden if you wish to spend your morning or afternoon in a perfect way. The lush green garden gives you one of the tranquil experience. Also, the Blandy family owns the garden and also the family run the biggest wine industry on the island. Situated east of Funchal just beside the ocean, this garden is at an elevation of 500 metres. You can sit back here and enjoy the amazing view of the ocean, surrounded by exquisite flowers and topiaries with top-notch management.

Portugal cities are perfect for people who are looking for different activities. It has activities to keep you engaged, at the same time there are so many nearby destinations where you can connect with nature’s divinity and tranquillity. Planning for an amazing holiday in Portugal? Check out the best of Portugal packages and book your offbeat Portugal itinerary with Pickyourtrail, India’s top customised vacation planning company.

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