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What is the must-see spot in Madeira and what should you visit?

We are located approximately 1,000 km from the European mainland and just 500 km from the African continente. Madeira Archipelado has many things to do. Madeira Island, 57 km in length and 22 km in width, has an area of 741 km². The island of Porto Santo, 11 km in length and 6 km in width, has an area of 42.48 km².

What is the best time of the year to visit Madeira islands?

Madeira Islands geographic location and mountainous terrain provide its amazingly mild climate, ranging from 25°C in the summer to 17°C in the winter, with very mild average temperatures and moderate humidity.

Some facts abut the Madeira islands group and which you can visit

We are a Portuguese island chain with four groups of islands: Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens, and only the two larger islands (Madeira and Porto Santo) are inhabited. The other islands (Desertas and Selvagens) are natural reserves.

The average temperatures in Madeira make this the perfect island to visit

For the highest temperatures the best time to visit Madeira is between August and September although the sub tropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year and winter months are equally popular with visitors. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 27 C and an average low of 21 C.

We are located approximately 1,000 km from the European mainland and just 500 km from the African continente. Madeira Archipelado has many things to do. Madeira Island, 57 km in length and 22 km in width, has an area of 741 km². The island of Porto Santo, 11 km in length and 6 km in width, has an area of 42.48 km².

Some cool tips you should know

01.

Choose the best time to visit Madeira for you and your family.

Madeira is a year-round destination with pleasant temperatures. You can enjoy its charm in any season... but, if there are things you prefer, some seasons are better than others. It depends on what you are looking for.

02.

Plan at least 10 days to visit Madeira and all its surroundings.

The island is not that big. From Funchal you can reach almost all destinations within 1h, thanks to the many tunnels. The minimum to visit Madeira is a week, but I really think that 10 days is a better timeframe.

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Don't plan a guided tour on your first day. It is not too dangerous, but it gets windy and the approach is special.

Once in a while, there is too much wind to land safely. In that case, planes might not take off or might have to land on another island or back to Portugal. In that case, you will have to take a later flight.

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Don't expect sandy dreamy beaches. This is not the destination for that.

Don't go to Madeira is order to spend your days at the beach. This is not the destination for that. Most beaches on the island are pebble beaches. There is very little sand. If you won't expect it, you won't be disappointed.

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Plan some flexibility. Madeira is an island in the middle of the Atlantic

If you are looking for the sun during your Madeira travels, I recommend planning some flexibility, so that you can check the weather and the webcams and pick the less cloudy area of the island for the half day.

Smile and enjoy Madeira. Choose accommodation with or without swimming pool and enjoy your stay.

the beaches in Madeira are not dreamy ones with sand. But it can get hot in the afternoon. It is nice to enjoy a swim after a day exploring the coast and mountains. It is especially enjoyable if you are hiking as it will relax your muscles.