The ultimate spring destination: Madeira
You might have asked yourselves what travel suggestions we have, since it’s nearly March and we’ve missed the warmth and the sun so much during winter. So we have here the ultimate spring destination: Madeira (also known as the Island of the Eternal Spring).
Let’s see what we can see and do during a visit to this corner of heaven. But first, for those who might be wondering, Madeira is an autonomous island which belongs to Portugal, but is located deep in the Atlantic Ocean, closer to Africa than to mainland Europe. It is called “the Island of the Eternal Spring” because the weather here is mostly warm, with an average of 20 degrees Celsius – typical spring weather, not to mention it rains quite frequently.
The capital city and most influential center in Madeira is Funchal. It is also the island’s top tourist destination. The Funchal Cathedral is one of the main sites in town, with its outstanding architecture. If you rent a car in Funchal, you can go shopping and drive through the fascinating, winding cobblestone streets that remind you of the typical Portuguese style.
The Laurisilva is a wonder of Madeira, the largest laurel forest in the world, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It looks like a rainforest and is home to an amazing ecosystem. It is also remarkable due to its levadas, an ingenious irrigation system.
The Madeira Aquarium is the place where you can learn to dive in a safe environment and observe the life of rays, sharks and countless other fish.
Whale and dolphin watching are also counted among the most popular activities while on the island. Plus, on a boat cruise, you get to admire the entire rocky coast and admire the unique geography of the island, with its dramatic forested peaks emerging from the sandy beach.
This spring, organize your trip to Madeira!