What is the norm for tipping in madeira? Taxis, waiters etc
Basic question, please: How is "Funchal" pronounced by its residents? Is it more like "fun" or "foon"?
We are a couple with a 1 year old + 4 years old children.
Will it possible to have nice walks (levadas or others) around Funchal with them (the smaller on my husband's back in an ergobaby carrier) ?
Many thanks for your answer :)
I need some tips on which Island in Madeira has the best of everything and also the weather in Oct.
Hi, everyone! I'm planning to go to Madeira Funchal on the 19th of May. I'm going on my own so would like to know if anyone else is about to relax on that beautiful island in May to find friends to spend time with? And in which hotel are u about to stay, please? :)
Hi I'm staying in Funchal and would like to know where is the best part of the Island to visit ie North, South, East or West Thanks
Hi me and my partner have hired a scooter or a car most times we go abroad. We are travelling to Madeira in August and wondered which you recommend? We like the ease of parking a scooter. I realise it's a very hilly place however!
Your advice would be appreciated.
Prices of meals in all the restaurants in the Pestana hotels, please.
It has been suggested we should consider these hotels for when we go to Madeira but I have not been able to access this information on the internet. Is there a good site for this?
Hi - I'm coming to beautiful Madeira end of this month and staying in Jardim do Mar. I've found out there are buses from there to Calheta - are there many buses from Calheta to take to visit other parts of the island?
Apart from a couple of organised trips - I'm planning just to relax and see where I end up!
Any bus advice would be great. Thanks :)
Here on holiday, and forgotten to bring my knitting! Where can I buy wool yarn and a set of needles?!!!!
Wondering if anyone knows how much it costs to tour Torre de Belem, what the hours are, phone number, etc.
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?
We are visiting Funchal over the Christmas period arriving on 27th Dec. Is it necessary to book a restaurant for New Years Eve in advance? Can anyone recommend any?
My hiking shoes are broken.
Where can I buy hiking shoes close to Santana or Funchal?
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.
Could you give me the contact details to visit the salvagems grande by private yacht, leaving from Lanzaroti.
I am visiting Madeira with my partner in October for 2 weeks and we are looking for somewhere to go with live music where you can dance as well if you would like. We are in our 40's
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!
Can anyone give me an update on the works in front of this hotel please?
There are conflicting reports on the disruption caused.
We are staying at this hotel on 9th September this year.
Thank you in advance
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. :((
If we need to heat the apartment in winter
As I only have one day here, is there a small train or tourist bus that goes around the city to see the highlights. Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks Lois
We are a family of 5 arriving independently at Poarot Santo the airport 3rd July and are interested to know the travel options for getting to pestana hotel and the prices Is there a bus or coach option?
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?
We are traveling to Funchal in September and staying at the Porto Santa Maria. I have heard mixed reports on the work been carried out on the sea front. Can any VT living there give me an update? Many thanks, Steve
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?