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#zolfdiscover: Madeira

Nova semana, novo #zolfdescobre e como o nosso país é muito mais do que o continente, hoje rumamos à Ilha da Madeira. A paisagem acidentada e vulcânica, as levadas e a incrível gastronomia tornam este pequeno paraíso numa das mais belas visitas que podemos fazer em Portugal!

que visitar?

casas de santana

Anyone who goes to Madeira must visit the typical houses of Santana. Known all over the world, these colorful houses are so special that they date back to the discovery of Madeira and are part of the island's heritage.

calheta beach

With extensive sand and clear waters, Calheta Beach is a charming area by the sea with a sandy beach designed by man. In about 30 minutes away from Funchal it's possible to find this little paradise and enjoy some sea and sun bathing.

pico do areeiro

Pico do Areeiro is one of the highest points on Madeira Island and also one of the most sought after viewpoints by visitors. If you have the opportunity to climb the mountain to see the sunrise (and if the weather allows it), we guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience!


Where to eat?

casal da penha

If you're looking for a more familiar restaurant, with regional dishes and an excellent location, Casal da Penha is the place to visit. Distinguished in the Michelin Guide, this gastronomic journey will be a true mix of sensations.

restaurante santo antónio

There is no better place to eat the typical "espetadas" on a bay leaf than Restaurante Santo António. Located in Câmara de Lobos, this traditional Madeira restaurant has been open since 1966 and the constant queues attest to the quality and excellence of the dishes.

where to stay?

albatroz beach & yatch

With a private seafront of 400 meters, Albatroz Beach & Yacht is perfect for those looking to rest and enjoy the island. 20 minutes away from Funchal, this 5-star hotel in a privileged corner invites you to a dream vacation.

don't miss!


Inaugurated in 1949, Mercado dos Lavradores is the city's supply center. Located in the historic center of Santa Maria, this fresh and tropical produce market on the island should be part of your Madeira itinerary!


Bolo do caco is a traditional delicacy from Madeira Island made with sweet potato and wheat flour. Usually served with garlic butter and parsley, this flat round bread promises to leave you hooked!


Carrinhos do Monte is one of the most famous tourist attractions on Madeira Island. Made of wicker and pushed by two men dressed in formal clothes, the carts go down Monte do Livramento towards the eyes of the most curious.

If you're visiting Madeira Island, the weather, which is almost always sunny, and the levadas, which require comfortable clothing and footwear, should be taken into account. This is our suggestion!