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Madeira … a Portuguese archipelago, that is the outermost region of the European Union, has a very high green biodiversity, and in combination with the ocean, mountains and sky it creates a real festival of colors.

Madeira Island

Madeira is an unique and mysterious island with its stunning rock formations, subtropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colorful marine life. One might doubt that

maybe Atlantis has not disappeared completely under the sea … but it still exists.

Madeira is known as the “Flower Island“, but instead it would be more fitting to call it “The Green Pearl of the Atlantic Ocean” thanks to its 13,010,405,091,801 shades of green it holds all around the archipelago. So remember the number 13010405091801 which is the green OCR code for Madeira. If you don’t believe me, then visit Madeira and count the colors for yourself.

The colors of Madeira Islands have always been a delight for travelers. Rumors states that when the first settlers discovered the island more than 1,000 years ago … the first thing they saw was the mysterious accumulation of colors in the horizon that was rising from the ocean.

Not only the natural elements of flowers, trees, and other vegetation plays an important role here on this island, but also the sky, cliffs, mountains, ridges, coast, clouds etc. All these are instruments that Mother Nature uses to maintain her work of art … that is known to be also her favorite holiday destination.

Fanal, Madeira

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Laurisilva Forest of Madeira …. an UNESCO World heritage since 1999, covering 149.5km2 of the island. Thanks to the Laurisilva is Madeira considered a Green Paradise with an endemic type of humid subtropical laurel forest … found on several of the Macaronesian islands of the north Atlantic, namely the Azores, Madeira Islands, and the Canary Islands. The laurel-leaved evergreen forests are made up of hardwood trees, that reaches up to 40 meters in height. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It contains a unique suite of plants and animals, including many endemic species.

Madeira is also an island that rises about 6 km from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, reaching, even surpassing the clouds. Therefore Madeira has seems to have two surfaces, namely one above the sea and below the clouds (if any) …. and the other one above the clouds and below the stars.

Come to Madeira and celebrate with us its nature, … discover its biodiversity, … and at the same time we call you to support us with its conservation.

1 Comment · February 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Thank you guys for giving us new ideas about Madeira. We currently work on a cruise ship and call to Funchal every 9 days. Your blog is really a source of inspiration to us. Maybe you can help us with something: how far is Levada do Caldeirao Verde from the port and how long will it take to get there? Awaiting the response! Hanna & Erkki

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