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    • Monte Tropical Garden or/and Botanical Garden in Funchal ?

      Região Autónoma da Madeira Jun 22, 2015 at 5:28 AM

      I'll write my questions below, to be more organized, I know I do ask a lot :)

      1. Can you please help me decide which one to visit? I'm not sure if I have the time for both of them.
      2. But if I do have the time, which one to visit first?
      3. Is there a logical and more efficient way to visit both gardens? I read that for Monte I should go up with the cable car and then if I choose a toboggan ride on my way down how do I get to the Botanical Garden again from the end of the toboggan ride?
      4. If I visit them both, do I still have time for other activities in the city, like visiting the marina, wandering in the old town etc?

      Many thanks,

    • walking from Prazeres to Calheta

      by minibonc Online Now Nov 20, 2012 at 7:04 AM


      We are staying in Prazeres for a month from 2nd Jan. We will hire a car for some of the time, and wonder if anyone can give guidance on prices if we hire locally in Calheta?

      For the period that we don't have a car, we intend to do lots of local walking. Does anyone know what walks we can do from Prazeres, and in particular, can we walk down to Calheta and how long a walk is this?

      Where is the best (cheapest priced)supermarket located on the island and where is the cheapest petrol?

      Finally, what is the weather likely to be like in January? We figure it might be a degree or to colder in Prazeres due to the height above sea level. Any ideas on average temps and how much rain we are likely to get?

      Grateful for all info!!

      2 Answers Dec 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM