Far from just world-class wines, Madeira – with a mountainous interior and cliff-dotted coastline – offers no end of exciting things to do.
The Portuguese island of Madeira has a warm climate and fertile, volcanic soil that makes it ideal for wine production. It’s been producing world-class fortified wines for more than 500 years – the sunny weather, plus 145km (90mi) of coastline dotted with beaches and bays, also makes it one of Portugal’s most popular holiday destinations. From scaling the island’s tallest peak and exploring its rugged landscape to discovering historic architecture, this is our pick of the best things to see and do in Madeira.
Arrange your Madeira holiday now by booking one of the best luxury hotels in Madeira or one of the best beach hotels in Madeira via Culture Trip. After spending the daytime seeing the best museums in Funchal and reasons to visit Madeira, discover the local nightlife at the best bars in Funchal.