Category Archives: Travel

Don’t you dare to visit Madeira!

levadeiro/ March 31, 2010/ Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Reviews, Travel

Madeira Island is in my opinion one of the most awful places to go on holidays. Who wants to go to a beautiful island with a gorgeous nature environment situated in the Atlantic Ocean? I have heard many visitors of Madeira saying that it is a great holiday destination … and this is unfortunately true. Madeira has majestic mountains, a

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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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World Tourism Day

levadeiro/ September 15, 2009/ Events, Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Things To Do, Tips, Travel, Uncategorized

27th of September is World Tourism Day. The purpose of this day is to display awareness that tourism is vital to the international community (especially for the Madeira Islands) and to show how it affects the social, cultural, political and economic values. And that is why the island of Madeira offers on this particular day FREE entrance to all tourists

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Fly to Funchal from Manchester Airport

levadeiro/ September 10, 2009/ Transportation, Travel, Uncategorized

Jet2.com, a low cost airline from the north of England, is planning to fly to Madeira Islands starting in the summer of 2010. The airline is offering one way flights from Manchester Airport including taxes from as little as £49.99 to Funchal (Madeira). Departures can be booked now online and will start from 3rd of May 2010.

Easyjet Resident Discount

levadeiro/ May 3, 2009/ Flights, Madeira, Tips, Travel, Uncategorized

For those who are resident of Madeira Island and have booked a flight from Funchal to Lisbon or Oporto with Easyjet …. can apply for a resident’s discount. You need to go to the Portuguese version of the www.easyjet.com site (not the English or German version) where you can get an official invoice. On the start page you will see

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Madeira’s tourism potential uncorked

levadeiro/ September 9, 2008/ Madeira, News, Travel, Uncategorized

The Atlantic island of Madeira is on track for a record year, according to the region’s tourism chief, Conceição Estudante. During a recent interview with eTurboNews, she predicted that the number of tourist arrivals will break the 1 million mark for the first time, signifying a 5 percent increase compared with 2007. Estudante cited the advent of low-cost flight operations

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Monte Festival

levadeiro/ August 11, 2008/ Attractions, Events, Folklore, Fun, Gastronomy, Life, Madeira, Music, Things To Do, Tips, Traditions, Travel, Uncategorized

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 the night, with braziers and all sorts of wonderful Madeirense

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Easyjet Flights Madeira-Lisbon

levadeiro/ July 16, 2008/ Flights, Funchal, Madeira, Travel, Uncategorized

EASYJET has started to offer tickets for its new route between Madeira and Lisbon. Another step to improve the low cost travel towards Madeira Islands … which will start on the 27th of October … exactly one year after starting with regular flights between London Stansted and Funchal. This is good news for the regional tourist sector, in particular, and

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Funchal Jazz Festival

levadeiro/ July 2, 2008/ Attractions, Events, Funchal, Images, Madeira, Music, Nightlife, Things To Do, Tips, Travel, Uncategorized, Video

For those of you who searches for “Jazz” on the web will notice that the last few years a new location has appeared on the top result pages, namely “Funchal Jazz Festival“. The 9th edition of authentic Jazz by famous artists, organized by Funchal Municipal Council, that will be held in the open air at the gardens of Quinta Magnólia

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