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City break in Madeira. Active leisure ideas for Madeira - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Overview 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 spa-centers and the tourists get a perfect chance to spend the vacations healthily.
Madeira is a genuine gastronomy paradise for tourists fond of sea foods and exotic fruits. The local restaurants will treat their guests with incredible food masterpieces made of crab meat … Open
The island will be of great interest to the fans of active leisure. Travelers will enjoy all sorts of water attractions. Madeira offers modern diving center and surfing schools. All the guests of the island can join one of the enthralling cruises through the scenic coastal areas or watch the dolphins. The resort offers upscale golf-centers, tennis courts and centers organizing tours through the scenic natural attractions. The most vivacious and buzzing city of the island is considered to be Funchal as it is the place of accumulation of the most impressive entertaining and shopping centers. The city holds events and festivals all the year round that is why the travelers will not lack the entertainment during the visit.
The city of Santa Cruz is as well worth visiting. It hosts the best water park of the island which is Aquaparque and Praia dos Reis Magos. The park encompasses two large swimming pools, numerous open and covered water slides as well as playing grounds for kids of all ages. The fans of fishing and hiking will love the city of Machico. Most travelers give preference to one of the local beaches being an established place of local fishermen. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
A typical tourist center is a small town named Canico. The destination features everything needed for a good rest and active engaging leisure: beautiful parks, brand boutiques, entertaining centers, night clubs and bars. One of the main features of Madeira is plenty of gardens and reservations each of them being a unique natural attraction. Numerous botanical gardens were established centuries ago. Nowadays their collections comprise of thousands of specimen of exotic plants. The area of the National Reserve established in 1982 is crossed by numerous touristic routes. The scale natural zone takes up to 60% of the island territory.
Madeira The island has all the conditions not only for outdoor enthusiasts but also for those wishing to try their luck. The chic Casino da Madeira located in Funchal provides its guests with the opportunity to play roulette and slot machines. Apart from that, the casino often hosts interesting theatrical shows and offers a cafe that serves delicious food and excellent alcoholic drinks. All major sporting events are broadcast on TV so that no one can miss an important event in the world of sports. This is one of the favorite nightlife facilities, both among locals and travelers.
Every city of Madeira features plenty of unique landmarks and sights. To fully embrace the beauty and cultural traditions of the island the travelers should take a general sightseeing tour … Open
Funchal is glad to offer visitors some other activities like workshops (Madeira Cook Experience, Lillie Ceramics), go-karting (Indoor Kart Madeira), laser tag and paintball (Mad Laser, Paintball Madeira). It is worth remarking that it's a pleasure to visit such centers with family or friends. In this way, one can "kill two birds with one stone", (or "matar dois coelhos com uma cajadada", as they would say on the island) - get the necessary portion of adrenaline and increase trust between participants. Of course, only the most pleasant memories remain after the joint pastime. TheBreakOut is considered the best escape club that offers its visitors a choice of rooms on historical and spy themes.
Madeira For those who have never experienced a virtual reality station, a visit to GTC Madeira Autodromo Virtual will be a good idea. The island's capital has plenty of places famous for their picturesqueness far beyond Madeira. One of these is Jardim Tropical Monte Palace. Exotic plants, magnificent fountains and sculptures, as well as such natural attractions as grottoes give it even more charm. After some walking, it's a great idea to visit a cafe and try Madeira for free. Among other scenic and deserving parks are Parque de Santa Catarina with its unforgettable harbor views, Jardim de Sao Francisco where you can hide in the shade of trees on a hot summer day, as well as Jardim Botânico da Madeira with its stunning floral arrangements.
1. Madeira is well worth visiting all the year round as the weather on the island is just awesome through all 12 month of the year. The beach season is considered to be from the beginning of … Open
In the north of the island, in Santana, you can find the best local theme park - Madeira Theme Park with many interesting rides for children (movies, trampolines, playgrounds). You can also ride a small train through the entire park. This is a favorite place of tourists and locals hunting for beautiful pictures. It is worth noting that only rides are paid in the park - if you just want to go for a walk, you can visit it for free. In Santana, active tourists will surely appreciate one more place - Kartodromo Do Faial where they can ride a lot.
Madeira Porto Moniz favorable located in the north-west of Madeira boasts the presence of Aquario da Madeira - a fantastic place to have a good time watching marine creatures in their natural habitat. The best water park in Madeira is Complexo Balnear do Caniçal located in Caniçal, which is especially attractive with stunning views. Here you can find wonderful thermal zones, several slides, pools for every taste, and a bar with excellent cuisine and alcoholic drinks. Those who wish to learn horseback riding are welcome in Quinta do Riacho, which is located in Santo da Serra.
Literally any kind of beach can be found at Madeira. Exotic parts of coast with black volcanic sand are very popular among foreign tourists. The picturesque beach of Prainha can be found in … Open
Any tourist route must include a visit to the lava caves of Grutas de São Vicente with their lakes and rivers with crystal-clear water. This is an extraordinarily picturesque place that will forever amaze each and every tourist. After a tour of the grottoes, it's time to visit a museum showing a film about Madeira's mountains and telling interesting stories about local life. It is worth mentioning several good places for a night out. Well, this kind of entertainment is also available on the island. Besides the above-presented Casino da Madeira, bars such as Madeira Rum House, Revolucion, and Bananas Pub are also popular. All the bars are located in Funchal, and it is worth noting that it is here that you should look for other, equally popular clubs and bars where tourists and locals prefer to relax.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Madeira and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Madeira

Café do Teatro (Teatro Baltazar Dias)
Where: Aveniga Arriaga,16, Funchal, Madeira; Telephone: +351 291 226 371;
Cais do Carvão Café
Where: Jardins Panorâmicos da Promenade, Funchal, Madeira; Telephone: +351 291 775 079;
Vespas
Where: Avenida Sá Carneiro 60 , Funchal, Madeira; Telephone: +351 291 234 800;
Bar Number Two
Where: Promenade do Lido, Funchal, Madeira; Telephone: +351 291 771 635;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Madeira
♥   World Heritage Site 'Laurisilva of Madeira' , 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Madeira' , 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Madeira
♥   Restaurant 'Dona Amélia' Funchal. Type - Traditional cuisine. 25.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'William' Funchal. Type - Classic cuisine. 26.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'The Dining Room' Funchal. Type - Modern cuisine. 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Gallo d’Oro' Funchal. Type - Modern cuisine. 26.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Goya' Funchal. Type - French. 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Madeira

Guide to your best city break in Madeira - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Madeira - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Madeira?' disappears immediately.
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