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    • MalenaN's Profile Photo

      Stay the whole week in Funchal, or not?

      Madeira Island Nov 6, 2016 at 12:43 AM

      I will visit Madeira for a week in April and during that week I would like to do several hikes. Is it good to base myself in Funchal and from there make daytrips with local transportation (bus) to places where I can start/end a hike, or should I base myself in another town/village for a few days?

      2 Answers Nov 6, 2016 at 5:09 AM
    • Buses time

      Madeira Island Jul 20, 2016 at 1:17 AM

      Buses time which are shown in google maps are true ?
      Everybody say that buses in Madeira go a few time a day but there are so many rides.


      2 Answers Jul 21, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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      Local Antique shops or Flea Market?

      Funchal Jun 6, 2016 at 9:44 AM

      Is there anywhere which sells local antiques or vintage items?

    • New Year's Eve Fireworks

      Madeira Island May 22, 2016 at 2:33 PM

      Where is the best place to watch the New Years Eve fireworks in Madeira? Sadly, a boat is not an option. Thanks!

      1 Answer May 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM
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      Cheapest way to travel from Funchal

      Porto Santo Island May 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM

      Hi all!

      Will be travelling to Maderia in June. Splitting our time between Porto Santo and Funchal. I have a few questions.

      1. What is the cheapest way to travel from Funchal-Porto Santo?

      2. From the harbour at Porto Santo, what public transport will take us to our hotel- Paraiso Dourado.

      3. How busy is the Island in June?

      Many Thanks! :)

      1 Answer May 18, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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      Cheapest way to travel from Funchal

      Porto Santo Island May 17, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Hi all!

      Will be travelling to Maderia in June. Splitting our time between Porto Santo and Funchal. I have a few questions.

      1. What is the cheapest way to travel from Funchal-Porto Santo?

      2. From the harbour at Porto Santo, what public transport will take us to our hotel- Paraiso Dourado.

      3. How busy is the Island in June?

      Many Thanks! :)

      1 Answer May 18, 2016 at 4:40 AM
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      Botanical Gardens

      Madeira Island May 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM

      Can you walk from Monte to the Botanical Gardens?
      Then can you get a cable-car back to Monte before getting another cable-car back to Funchal?

      3 Answers May 16, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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      How much time do I need in Madeira

      Madeira Island Dec 26, 2015 at 12:14 PM

      Hi, my wife and I are going to visit Madeira in May 2016. How much time do we need to see all the island and not be in a rush. We also would like to visit Porto Santo while we are there. It looks like we will have to get a flight into Lisbon and then onto Madeira. We were planning on a minimum of two weeks but could stay longer if need be.

      Any suggestions would be appreciated.
      Rick M

      5 Answers Dec 27, 2015 at 12:29 AM
    • Should I hire a car in November?

      Madeira Island Nov 5, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I am visiting for a week at the end of November, should I hire a car for the week? I can't find any recent advice, many years ago it was suggested that if the weather is wet don't drive! If the buses are frequent and reliable should I rely on them...........?

      4 Answers Nov 5, 2015 at 5:35 AM
    • Sat nav on the golf buggies

      Madeira Island Oct 16, 2015 at 3:55 AM

      Do the buggies on the two main island course have sat nav or do we need to bring our own please??

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM
    • Weather at the moment

      Madeira Island Oct 16, 2015 at 3:54 AM

      We are coming out soon(November) but Accuweather shows storms and horrendous rain is it really as bad as that?? do we need to bring wet weather gear for the golf??

      12 Answers Oct 17, 2015 at 12:46 AM
    • Buses between Calheta and Funchal

      Calheta Aug 7, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      Are there buses between Calheta and Funchal? Is it easier to stay in Funchal?

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2015 at 9:54 AM
    • 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,

      2 Answers Jun 23, 2015 at 2:53 AM
    • What tours and levadas should I take?

      Região Autónoma da Madeira May 27, 2015 at 4:21 AM


      I'm spending my summer holiday in Madeira, between 25th of August-01st of September. I read about the tours and levadas and I would like you to give some advice: is it ok/ worth it to make all the full day tours (East, West, North, West)? And what half day levadas would you recommend? Not interested in being an easy path but a beautiful one.

      Many thanks,

      1 Answer May 28, 2015 at 1:04 AM
    • What to pack apart from boots and waterproofs!

      Funchal Feb 22, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      Apologies if I am duplicating the question - had trouble registering. Arriving Funchal 25th Feb. and forecast not good. Should we pack jeans and jumpers or lightweight trousers and tee shirts? Not much space in Easyjet hand luggage with husband's size 12 trainers. Dress/skirt for evening hotel dinner? Any advice much appreciated.

      4 Answers Feb 24, 2015 at 2:35 AM
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      Transport public or car hire

      Porto Moniz Feb 3, 2015 at 3:28 PM

      Hello, I'm staying in Funchai and would like to know if I can get to Porto Moniz on public transport or do I need to hire a car. I believe there is a nice restaurant facing the sea there, but I do not know it's name.

      2 Answers Feb 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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      Things to do

      Funchal Feb 3, 2015 at 3:19 PM

      Hello, I'm staying in Funchai for a week in February when the carnival is on. Can anyone tell me the best places to see it and what I should do as while I'm there.

      5 Answers Nov 24, 2015 at 6:20 AM
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      Funchal theatre performances

      Funchal Jan 28, 2015 at 1:18 AM

      Can anyone tell me what will be 'playing' at the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, in Funchal, 14th - 21st March I have tried to google the theatre with no success.

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2015 at 3:25 AM
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      Madeira Island Open Golf

      Funchal Jan 6, 2015 at 12:29 AM

      Does anyone know if there should be buses running from Funchal to Clube de Golf du Santo da Serra, 19th - 22nd March, for the Golf Open?

      1 Answer Jan 6, 2015 at 2:31 AM
    • Local lace

      Madeira Island Dec 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

      What are the best places to purchase lace items on Madeira?

      2 Answers Dec 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    • Children of the wheel

      Câmara de Lobos Oct 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      I have been told that many years ago (1800s), unwanted children were left at the hospital/convents in Camara de Lobos and often got the last name of 'de Camara'. How can I verify this? I have several people in my lineage from Camara de Lobos, Madeira with this last name who also have 1 parent or none listed on their baptism certificates.

      3 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 5:12 AM
    • Taboggan run

      Funchal Sep 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Does anyone know the name of the street where the taboggan run finishes please

      4 Answers Sep 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM
    • tipping in madeira

      Madeira Island Jul 24, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      What is the norm for tipping in madeira? Taxis, waiters etc

      5 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM
    • How to Pronounce It!

      Funchal Jul 23, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      Basic question, please: How is "Funchal" pronounced by its residents? Is it more like "fun" or "foon"?

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 8:27 AM
    • Walks with small children

      Funchal Jul 2, 2014 at 1:31 AM

      Hello !
      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 :)

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 12:21 PM
    • Traveling to Madeira

      Madeira Island May 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      I need some tips on which Island in Madeira has the best of everything and also the weather in Oct.

      2 Answers May 27, 2014 at 2:41 AM
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      Funchal holidays in May 2014

      Madeira Island May 7, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      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? :)

    • Day Trips from Funchal

      Madeira Island Apr 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      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

      8 Answers Apr 5, 2014 at 3:08 AM
    • Car or scooter?

      Madeira Island Mar 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      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.

      Many thanks


      4 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM
    • Hotel restaurant meal prices

      Madeira Island Feb 6, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      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?

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM