Category Archives: Island

Madeira … The Green Pearl of the Atlantic

levadeiro/ January 25, 2011/ Island, Levadas, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Things To Do, Tips, Travel, Uncategorized

Madeira, “The Green Pearl of the Atlantic”, with its spectacular variety of landscapes, the island that they say it sometimes is 6 different continents in one mini-continent. The friendly locals and the picturesque villages make Madeira a perfect island for those seeking a combination of adventure, sports, nature, sun and rest. An island with many faces, that is Madeira. Still

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Raizes de um Povo – Roots of a People

levadeiro/ May 3, 2010/ Folklore, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira Islands, Nature, People, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

We need to learn the past …. to understand the present … and prepare for the future. This magnificent project, created by Eduardo Costa Audiovisual Productions, aims an encounter with the valuable past, the Folklore and Ethnography of the archipelago of Madeira. It portraits in terrific details the daily life and activities the small nation in the past, but in

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What visitors really want?

levadeiro/ March 11, 2010/ Attractions, Folklore, Fun, Funchal, Island, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Nature, Places, Things To Do, Travel, Uncategorized

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 1 hour and a half long … it is worth

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Nudism or Topless on Madeira?

levadeiro/ February 9, 2010/ Beaches, Island, Madeira, Madeira Islands, People, Tips

Here on Madeira Archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo) it is (officially) not allowed to exercise nudism. Also is not allowed for women to go topless on the beach locations. Both the authorities and locals do not tolerate these on the islands. Despite the fact that Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and in the ‘mainland’ there are a nudist

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Volta a Madeira Classic Rally

levadeiro/ June 25, 2008/ Driving, Events, Island, Madeira, Rally, Uncategorized, Video

For the twenty first consecutive year the Madeira Classic Car Club is organizing, from 25 to 28 June 2008, the Volta a Madeira Classic Rally, which takes place on the beautiful Island of Madeira. This rally is part of the calendar of FIA, for historic regularity, and of the international calendar of FIVA, category A, reason why all vehicles entering

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International Fireworks Competition

levadeiro/ June 1, 2008/ Attractions, Events, Fireworks, Funchal, Island, Madeira, Music, Nightlife, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized

Madeira was referred in the Guinness World Records to have the biggest fireworks event in the world. Maybe you will say to your partner Honey, lets watch the fireworks on Madeira!. We will need to wait till the end of the year? …. Actually, that is not true! This month the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Culture organizes the Festival

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