What’s The Internet in Madeira Like?

square in Funchal, Madeira with local residents wandering through it.

If you’re thinking about moving to Madeira, you may be wondering what the internet is like there? After all, the internet in mainland Portugal may be good but Madeira is a small Portuguese island that’s closer to Morocco than it is Portugal. In fact, Madeira is situated 967 km (601 miles) from Lisbon.  The good … Read more

Where to Store Your Luggage in Funchal, Madeira

tourists dragging their rolly suitcases through the streets

If you’re visiting Funchal, you may need to find somewhere to store your suitcases and backpacks for a few hours or even days. This is especially the case if you can’t store your luggage at an Airbnb, either if you arrive early or if your flight isn’t until later on in the day.  Thankfully, there … Read more

20 Funchal 5-star Hotels – Perfect for a Luxury Stay in Madeira

When it comes to luxury accommodation, Funchal is spoiled for choice: there are 20 different 5-star hotels in and around Funchal. Few places in Portugal offer this many luxury hotels in such a small area.  If you’re thinking about treating your partner, friend, or just yourself, Funchal is an easy place to do it.  Belmond … Read more

Airport Transfers at Madeira Airport

You’ve booked your flights to Madeira. Now for the next piece of the puzzle: getting from the airport to your accommodation.  Of all the options, from the airport bus to hiring a car, an airport transfer is probably the easiest. There’s no need to search for the taxi rank or wait for the airport bus: … Read more

7 Things to Eat & Drink in Madeira

bolo de caco

bolo de caco

Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, closer to Morocco than it is to Portugal, the island of Madeira is a unique part of Portugal with its own history, customs, and food. Many of these dishes are only really found in Madeira, and haven’t made their way into mainstream Portuguese cooking, and the only way to … Read more