Madeira was again named 'best destination island' in the World Travel Awards 1 Madeira Island News Madeira News TRAVEL 

Madeira was again named ‘best destination island’ in the World Travel Awards

Madeira was again named as ‘ best island destination ‘ in the World Travel Awards Europe , who won award in 2013 . ‘s Edition has 2014 competitors as the Balearics , Canaries, Cyprus, Malta and Sardinia and if you want to repeat the success achieved in the year past , will have to be mobilized by weight in the online vote which opened April 14 and runs until June 23 . Anyone can vote for http://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees/2014/europe . Just have a valid registration , and the vote of the Professional…

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Funchal is the second best Portuguese city to visit 2 LOCALS Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Funchal is the second best Portuguese city to visit

Lisbon is the best city in Portugal to live , visit and invest , according to a ranking of Portuguese cities , released in early February , that take into account three dimensions : Investment , Tourism and Talent . According to the ranking, prepared by the international consulting firm Bloom Consulting and the Lusa had access, ” Lisbon is a city apart from the rest because it surpasses them both regionally and nationally .” According to the company , the ranking was constructed using statistical data from official sources…

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Garret Mcnamara surfing in Madeira island 3 LOCALS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Garret Mcnamara surfing in Madeira island

Garret Mcnamara recently in Madeira at the invitation of Tourism of Portugal, an organization that promoted its foray into the regional territory. Garret Mcnamara Garret Mcnamara was notable for having surfed the biggest wave ever, in Nazareth – a ‘big wave’ with 30 meters high. Orlando Pereira (Madeira Native Motion) was chosen to accompany Garrett McNamara on his first visit to Madeira Island.   Photos: Madeira Native Motion Garret Mcnamara 0.0 00

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Levada Trails of Madeira Island - from 300eur - Small Groups 4 Levadas Walks Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Levada Trails of Madeira Island – from 300eur – Small Groups

Walking Week In Madeira Following Madeira’s characteristic ‘levadas’ (narrow irrigation channels) we walk some of the best trails on this dramatically beautiful volcanic island. Hike the impressive ‘balcony walk’ – a path hewn into the cliff face – to the summit of Pico Ruivo (1862m). We also spend time in the capital Funchal where we can enjoy some fresh fish and a glass of Madeira wine! Tour Highlights Funchal – Laid-back city with beautiful gardens, parks, historic buildings and a colourful market Sao Lourenco Peninsula – Cliff top walk with…

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Places to visit in Madeira – 10 of the most beautiful

This woefully underrated travel destination forms part of the cluster of Portuguese owned islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Volcanic in origin with rugged interiors lined with lush vegetarian and exotic flowers, the tourist masses tend to avoid this subtropical paradise leaving its natural beauty to those in the know. Here is our guest writer’s choice for 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Madeira… Monte Palace Tropical Garden One of Madeira’s top attractions, the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are set in the hills high above Funchal. The gardens feature thousands…

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Madeira – a perfect place for social butterflies to re-energise 5 LOCALS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Madeira – a perfect place for social butterflies to re-energise

Butterflies in December, hillsides bursting with the brilliant red flowers of the poinsetta tree and sunshine so warm that you can sit outside and soak it up until early evening. That is Madeira in winter…the Portguese island of wood…a tiny exotic paradise on the furthermost western edge of Europe…where there is something for everyone, from shopping, to fine dining or getting away from it all on a mountainside – on a short or long break. It’s my first visit and I see how green the island is, compared to its…

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Cantina El Mexicano, Steak house - Madeira restaurant 6 Madeira News Restaurants 

Cantina El Mexicano, Steak house – Madeira restaurant

The Cantinha El Mexicano Restaurant is assumed as a diverse and unique space in Funchal. This site is presented as a mix of restaurant, bar with live music and nightclub all in one space. It has the perfect balance of location, decor, ambiance and flavors of local and South American cuisine. Assumedly Gourmet embassy in Latin America in Madeira Cantina el Mexicano offers a varied menu, offering unique flavors that prevail on the other side of the Atlantic. Cantina El Mexicano Contacts: Ponta da Cruz nº 22-24, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103…

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Porto Santo Golf Course is on the “TOP 100” | Golf Madeira 7 Madeira Island News Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Porto Santo Golf Course is on the “TOP 100” | Golf Madeira

The Porto Santo Golf Course has been, once again, awarded with the distinction that certifies the quality of the course designed by Severiano Ballesteros, one of the greatest icons of this sport. Opened in October 2004, this golf course has been gaining notoriety and this distinction puts it back on the top 100 golf courses in Europe, the ranking list established by the reputable “Top 100 Golf Courses of Europe” website. The classification of the European golf courses is given according to a thorough evaluation carried out by several golf…

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Flights Lyon-Madeira from 85 EUR 8 Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Flights Lyon-Madeira from 85 EUR

Transavia will strengthen links to Madeira, from May 8, with two weekly flights Lyon-Porto-Madeira. The flight will be conducted on Thursdays and Sundays, departing at 6:30 am from Lyon, and Madeira at 10:50 am. Hervé Kozar, commercial deputy director general of Transavia France says that betting on the Portuguese market is proving “very wise and the opening of these two links Porto-Funchal-Lyon and Lyon is one more indication that consumers show a growing appetite for our proposals. This is a reality that exists at the leisure and business travel in…

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