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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.
A popular destination of vast diversity and year round holiday attractions, Madeira’s gentle climate is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Madeira is one of the only European destinations able to grow bananas all year round, proving the 'Always Summer' accolade.
Whether you’re a first timer or a returning visitor, our unique island will leave you speechless with its stunning natural beauty and culture. We warmly invite you to explore and discover the paradise that is Madeira Island.
Look around. There’s no place on earth like Madeira.
Main special events Madeira & Porto Santo - All Year round - 2016/2017
Check out the Calendar for all year round Festivities throughout the region
Carnival Festivities – 22nd February to 1st of March 2017 (Main Parade 25th and Fun Parade 28th)
Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT 2017) – “East to west” – 22nd April 2017
Madeira Flower Festival – 4-21 May 2017 – 6th Children’s parade (Wall of Hope) and 7th main parade
Atlantic Festival (Festival do Atlântico) – 3, 10, 17, and 24 June 2017 – Fireworks Competition
Festival of the popular saints – 12-29 June 2017
Funchal Jazz Festival – Parque Santa Catarina – (date to be confirmed) July 2017
Monte Festival – 15 August 2017
Madeira Wine Festival – 27th August to 10th September 2017
Live Wine harvest Festival – Estreito de Câmara de Lobos – 9th September 2017
Columbus Festival - Porto Santo – 14-16 September 2017
Madeira Nature Festival – 3-8 October 2017
Chestnut Festival (Festa da Castanha) – Curral das Freiras – 1 November 2017
End of the Year Festivities – 1st December 2016 to 8th January 2017
1st December 2016 – Switching on of the Christmas Lights in Funchal centre
8th December 2016 to 8th January 2017 – General illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre, entertainment and Christmas Exhibitions
23rd December 2016 – Funchal Market Night Festivities
31st December 2016 – New Year’s Eve Firework Show
05th of January 2017 – Twelfth Night Festival and End of the Madeira Festivities (Municipal Gardens)
Funchal: Public Transportation