What visitors really want?

The German television company WDR has broadcast at the beginning of this month in their weekly travel program Wunderschön! (Beautiful!), a 90 minutes report of Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (Island of Flowers), presented by Tamina Kallert. WebTV Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (90 min. German) Although it is in German and Read more…

Monte Festival

One of the most popular religious (folk) festivals of Madeira will take place … the Monte Festival –A Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Mount). With this festival Funchal commemorates the deliverance of the people from hunger and plague. Celebrations consists of a city fair which lasts through Read more…

Toboggan Madeira

Travellers Complaints

Though hotels, travel agencies, transportation companies, travel guides and reps do their best to fulfil their customer needs …. unfortunately that goal can not always be reached. As a result, in most cases the tour operators receive a complaint from the “victimized” traveller. The complaints are then treated as serious Read more…

Video: Sky Dancing

The island of Madeira … a place for the elderly visitors where they can enjoy the peace and tranquillity … by strolling on the promenade … enjoying the view of the sea and mountains … contemplating the magical scenery the island offers.

Madeira … vacation island for old people ….. as long as you do not look up!

Because then you will see that Madeira is not anymore destined for the elderly people…. unless they have a great physical condition and nerves of steel. Nowadays it is also the island for those that are seeking the lost thrills and excitements of life.

Watch the following online video of a new way to contemplate the beauty of Madeira …. from the sky. (more…)

Artmar Festival

From 15 to 16 September the Artmar Festival will be held …. it is an open-air music and arts festival, which takes place at the Ilhéu Garden in Câmara de Lobos. As well as the quality of the concerts and the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery, the entire area Read more…

Madeira Regional Festivities

Almost all year around you can find regional festivities somewhere on the island. For those that want to experience one of these typical Madeira feasts … we have gathered the dates of the festivities per parish. Madeira Regional Festivities – Upload a Document to Scribd

Old Town will be New Town

ON: Porto Bay’s initiative to revive Funchal’s “Old Town” The old section of Funchal, its revitalization and energizing, has motivated the Porto Bay group. This is where ON begins, a project of cultural and social intervention that brings together activities of “fusion art” and artistic demonstrations which will take place Read more…

Porto Santo @ Paradise

For those who thought that Porto Santo is a dull and deserted island …. Well think again! The island of Porto Santo is hosting a musical event dedicated to lovers of electronic music, from 10 to 12 August …. Porto Santo @ Paradise The line-up for this event includes famous Read more…

Extra Madeira Live Festival

For those that have tickets for the festival there will be free transportation (busses) from/to Funchal at the building of Electricity Company (Casa da Electricidade). Departures from Funchal: 17h00, 17h30, 19h00, 19h30, 21h00, 21h30, 23h00 and 23h30. Departures from São Vicente: Starting from 1h00 in the morning. Form more information Read more…

Piano lessons

Sometimes I will be posting non-Madeira things … although I think the picture was taken from a hotel here on the island Anyway … for those who would like to learn to play piano on a ‘fun’ way …. click on the image. And for the piano virtuosos among you Read more…