Madeira is safe, but …

Our last blog (Is Madeira Safe?) we received lots of comments from visitors that find Madeira Island a safe place to visit. However …. we did received reports that in March tourists were robbed during a walk at Levada dos Piornais east of Quebradas and the Levada dos Tornos. Information tells us that the attackers were caught, but it is still a reason of concern. These tourists went walking on their own without a guide or in a group.

In our latest Safety precautions Levada walk we advise people to do a walk in company of a qualified guide. Police advices not to walk on these levadas in groups of less than 6-8 people. In case you feel that you are capable to do the walk by yourself (without a guide), then before you do the walk please ask (at least) your tour operator what the latest news is on these levadas.

4 Replies to “Madeira is safe, but …”

  1. Recently a taxidriver brought two elderly tourists to levada do Norte near my home in Campanario to be picked up later at Quinta Grande. As they did not turn up the driver later saw the couple waiting for a bus. They had been attacked. They then drove straight to de Camera de Lobos police an recognized one of the men on their files. Both attackers were arrested…Happy end?

  2. We cannot make now a drama just because a thing like this happen. And they are not life dangerous at all.
    We walk in any street road in London or New York and our life is in real danger.
    This ocorrs once in a while.
    Of course, the best thing to do is walk in a group but that is always what Madeirians do.

  3. We cannot make now a drama just because a thing like this happen. And they are not life dangerous at all.
    We walk in any street road in London or New York and our life is in real danger.
    This ocorrs once in a while.
    Of course, the best thing to do is walk in a group but that is always what Madeirians do.
    Madeira is whitout doubt one of the safest places in Europe.

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