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Beaches, cuisine and wine
Discover the Allure of Portugal
Experience time-honored traditions, culinary delights and warm hospitality in stunning Madeira, Portugal. This lush Portuguese island, known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic," captivates with its dramatic landscapes, from soaring mountains to terraced vineyards cascading towards the sea. Madeira's allure extends far beyond its breathtaking beauty, encompassing a rich tapestry of traditions, cuisine, and warm island hospitality.
A Surfer’s Paradise
Known for attracting wave riders from around the world, Portugal provides fantastic surfing conditions for both beginners and seasoned pros. Stop by Jardim do Mar on the southwest coast of Madeira for renowned waves. Whether you're looking for a bustling beach with thrilling water sports or a more secluded spot for suntanning and relaxation, Madeira has it all.
Every step through Portugal's historical landmarks reveals the nation's rich tapestry of culture and heritage dating back thousands of years. Discover iconic landmarks such as the Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or marvel at the picturesque scenery while visiting Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.
Madeira’s Most Popular Destinations
From traditional towns to serene natural landscapes, Madeira beckons you to immerse yourself in its unique charm and create memories that will last a lifetime. Journey to Funchal Old Town, a charming district filled with narrow streets, colorful buildings, and traditional architecture. Or visit the Monte Palace Tropical Garden to view the enchanting botanical garden.
A Taste of Paradise
From the fresh seafood to robust flavors of hearty meat dishes, Portugal's cuisine is an array of flavors with traditional recipes and centuries-old culinary traditions. Savor the aromatic spices and tender meats of traditional dishes like the cozido à portuguesa, a flavorful meat and vegetable stew, or the fragrant arroz de marisco, a sumptuous seafood rice dish. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will awaken your senses, as Portugal's love for good food takes you on an enchanting adventure you won't soon forget.