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Preparing your trip to Funchal: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Funchal looking down on Sao Martinho 1.Luxury hotels are situated mainly in the western part of the resort. They feature quite high prices, so it makes sense for budget travelers to pay attention to hotels at other areas.
2. Travelers who expect to save on trips and want to explore the city by themselves are advised to use a taxi. Daily rent of a taxi will cost travelers about 150-180 euros, depending on the planned route, while the cost of some bus trips is about 100 euros.
3. It is comfortable to navigate around the city on foot. The main form of public transport is a bus. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance, as in this case, you can save considerably. In the kiosk the two-way ticket will cost about 2.2 euros, while one-way ticket, if you decide to buy it from a driver, would cost about 1.8 euros.
4. During a year, there is a good and moderately warm weather on the resort. The hottest month is August; however, and at this time of year daily temperature rarely exceeds 25 degrees Celsius. The water temperature on local beaches is comfortable for swimming all year round.
5. Shoppers should definitely pay attention to a variety of accessories decorated with handmade embroidery. They remain among the most popular souvenirs for tourists; tablecloths and bed linen of local production are of high quality and look simply irresistible. Copyright
6. No less popular souvenir is local wine; you can buy it in special stores and at local markets. Many tourists prefer shopping in the elite shop located at the Wine Museum.
7. Holiday-makers should take into account that there is a fee to visit some parks of the city. Experienced travelers claim that there is no need to hire a guide while walking, as it would be interesting enough to enjoy the natural splendor by yourself.
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