Hallo I am from Tel Aviv.I would like to know where about to stay its our first time in Madeira? How is the weather in December?
Hi, we are thinking of going to Madeira later next month / beginning of November -please could someone advise us on the weather situation around then? We've read that the rainfall in November increases, but by how much? Also we will taking our three year old so if anyone has any recommendations of a good family friendly hotel we would be grateful for any information.
In about 1980 I was in Funchal. Not far from the port, I came across a huge old steam locomotive, painted and polished, standing on a section of rail in a garden. I have not been able to find a trace of this locomotive since. Did I dream it ? Help. Keith Woods, London.
What is the history of the Cristo Rei statue and the other monuments at Paul do Serra?
Why is there a small statue of the loaves and fishes.
Can you please help me consulting on the buses routes and schedules (or maybe taxi fares) on Madeira? I will be travelling to the island in September. I am travelling with my fiancee on a romantic trip and we would like to visit a few gorgeous places.
These are the Jesus Christ statue, the Cabo Girao cliff, the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse and a ride on the Cable car with visiting the Tropcial garden. Our driving experience is less than 1 year, so we are unable to rent a car.
Could you please help me and explain how can we get from our hotel to the desirable places? We have booked Vidamar Resorts hotel on Estrada Monumental.
First we would like to go to see the Jesus Christ statue, then get to the Cable Car and see the famous Garden there. After that we would love to visit one of the europe's highest cliff - Cabo Girao. And last but not least, we want to see the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, have a meal there and then return to the hotel on Estrada Monumental in Funchal.
I appreciate your help!
Myself and a friend were thinking of booking a holiday at your hotel through Thomsons Travel Agent on the 3rd March 2014.
On the reviews it quotes that your hotel will be closed due to refurbishment.
Please can you tell me if this is the case because all the travel agents are not telling customers.
Can you also recommend any other hotel which is suitable for senior citizens.
I am scared of flying and Madeira is known for its dangerous airport.
Have you ever experienced a difficult landing in August? Should I be worried? My parents are also scared, they suggested I should cancel the trip. :((
Hi All :)
I am going to visit Madeira soon and unfortunately I can not rent a car.
Is it possible to get to Pico do Areeiro from Funchal by bus? If not maybe there is a bus stop nearby?
Can you tell me what it is like over Christmas and New Year please. Are the shops/bars/restaurants open on Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day?
I'm trying to book a flight from Lisbon to Funchal with suitable time of landing and I have two options for flights: TAP which lands in Funchal at 00:55 or EasyJet - lands at 20:40. But in first case (with TAP) I miss bus and aerobus to Funchal from airport, and in the second case I have a very little chance to get last aerobus at 21:15 (anam.pt/aero-bus-madeira-en-.... Usually, how long time it takes to get luggage of EasyJet Flights? And if I still miss all buses, what is appoximate price for a taxi to get Funchal in the night time?
Will be travelling to Madeira and wanted to know what to expect in terms of Madeiran foods. Are restaurants good there? I will be staying in Funchal but i am planning on renting a car and touring the island. Are restaurants easy to find outside of Funchal? I have been searching and i have found lots but the majority are in the city. Any tips? thanks
There are so many car rental firms in Madeira, and I can not choose. Maybe you have an good/bad experience and could advice, which to take?
Many thanks in advance!
Wondering whether there are any tour companys that would pick me up at the hotel in canico and drop me back there.
Also whos the best for a private transfer from the airport.
Thank you :)
We are going to be staying at the Pestana Casino Park Hotel in Funchal and I was wondering if there is a bus that would take us close to the hotel from the airport ? Cost ?
I see there is a company called Strawberry World that can pick up and drop off by mini bus. Anyone got anything good or bad to say about them ?
How is the weather in Mid may in Madeira Island? We are looking for a nice relaxing spot to relax on the beach and get a nice tan. Is it warm enough in May to go in the water? THanks!
I'm curious if Madeira is a good for camping and if there are any campsites ? Or maybe one can pitch a tent outside the campsites ? Anyway it must be a rocky terrain almost everywhere.
I started getting ready for my first trip do Madeira. I'm going to stay in Funchal from 29th Jan. till 5th Feb, but I would love to visit several places during my one-week stay. I will use buses. I don't have a driving license. There are different lines and fares, I am a bit upset with information chaos. Is there a weekly ticket? And how about airport transport? How can I easily and cheaply get to Residencial Melba at Azinhaga da Casa Branca, Nº8, 9000-110 Funchal from the airport? I can walk from a place in Funchal because I'm a backpacker and budget tourist and I don't mind hiking. I would be grateful for your suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Hi can anyone offer advice... We are in Madeira and have my elderly parents and young children withbest place us to head tonight for the fire works? Would anyone
reccommend a place to be.
Hi, we are comeing in Madeira, next week and we looking to rent a car not to expensive, is that still possible?
I was wondering if you could help me. I'm going on a cruise in October with my parents and we will be stopping of in Madeira. Do you have any info or Recommendations for trips that would be suitable for a wheelchair user & somewhere where we can pick up near the port?. If so prices?
many thanks dillie
I'm planning a first time trip to Madeira in September/October. I plan to hire a car, but I am slightly nervous after reading about "narrow bendy roads cut into the hillsides" and "single lane mountain roads with unrailed sheer drops2.
Just how "bad" are the roads in Madeira ? Is it possible to tour around without risking life and limb !!! ??? Any info would be gratefully received !
We are planning an one week trip to Madeira in middle of December.
What kind of clothes do we need there? What kind of disturbing construction/repairing is going on near The Residence (Tjäreborg)? Where can I find an Event list of the week 50?
I will go to Madeira in november. Someone can tell me something about this hotels? Or any other good to stay for 10 days?
What is the price from a phonecard(to use in a phone booth)in Madeira? where can I buy a card?It is probally cheaper then a selfphone?
I will be in Madeira for a week in August. Is there a bus that goes to the Lido area direct or would I need to change buses in Funchal centre? If anyone knows any bus numbers/prices I would be very grateful for your knowledge. Thanks.
I was "informed" last night that my grandfather and i will be traveling to portugal this summer...More specifically he is 93, lives with me and my family and has decieded that his bucket list includes a trip to madeira. Where his father was born. And I am here to serve him so off we will go!
I am woried about accesibility and transport once we reach the island. he is ambulatory but at 93 we will probably bring a wheel chair. Any suggestions on sights? eats? must do's?
I am going to rent a car on Madeira. Did anybody tried netrent.pt? They are very cheap but are their cars relaible?
Thank you in advance for any advices concerning car rental on Madeira
Has Funchal recovered after the mud, don't know if it would be better to stay away?
I'm coming to Madeira in April, and would like get a braguina (or cavaquino) while I am there. Is there a music shop on the island, please? And where is a good place to hear/see local folk music at this time of year?
i am off to madeita mon i see maratimo are at home next sunday went on treire web site and usual ticket sourses and couldent find tickets any where its only a small ground 10,000 do they sell out can i buy tickets on the day for the 13th