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Cuisine and top restaurants

Many cooks prefer keeping to the ancient recipes while cooking meat dishes. The dishes are cooked on the open fire or just grilled. The kebab is of immense popularity among tourists. Experienced chefs use the laurel sticks instead of spits to roast the meat. One should try the grilled beef espetadŠ° being thoroughly chafed with garlic and salt. In addition to fish and meat treats the visitors of local restaurants … Open

Traditions and mentality of Madeira

The cultural life of Madeira is rich in different events. The fests and exciting events are held there almost every month. Most of the travelers prefer visiting the resort on the eve of New Year holidays. The preparation to the holidays starts in November. Daily parades and fairs, the performances of street artists and musicians, children’s performances and unforgettable pyrotechnic shows are the main … Open

Best beaches

Praia da Ribeira de Natal is notable among public beaches. Despite the fact that it's not difficult to get there, not so many locals know about it. The beach is located in Machico, close to the Natal River. The pebble beach is well equipped; there are lifeguards working there all the time. It's connected with nearby village of Canical with a beautiful promenade, which is the perfect place for an evening stroll. Many … Open

Advices for travellers

5. The system of public transport is represented with a branching network of bus routes by which one can easily cruise the island. One should not travel far from the hotel after 20.00 as the buses and other public transport are rather rare at this time. 6. Tourists wishing to travel by taxi should better call a car by phone. The highest rates are offered by the taxis waiting for the clients in close … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Madeira is a perfect destination for eco-tourists. The island boasts the natural attractions and it will be of great interest for the fans of beach recreation. Though the shore of the island is unsuitable for comfortable rest and recreation the island offers to its guests a perfect alternative being balneal centers and swimming pools filled with sea water. Each year Madeira is added with new health complexes and … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Excursion fans will find Vine hotel more suitable. It's located in the heart of the historic district of Funchal. Its spacious rooms are thematically decorated. Holidaymakers can go sunbathing on the roof of the hotel, where large panoramic terrace is found. Connoisseurs of fine dining should definitely visit the hotel's restaurant, which is often awarded with high prizes for its upscale service and excellent quality … Open

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