This unique, picturesque island off the coast of Portugal is a charming and unspoilt vacation destination. Situated a mere 310 miles from the north-west African coastline, Madeira enjoys a fortunate warm climate. Madeira is a rare gem in southern Europe as it combines beautiful quaint beaches with powerful, enchanting mountainous landscapes.
The focal point of the island rests around its capital city, Funchal, where much of the vacation rentals and tourist activities can be found. Its floral traditions mean that the city’s botanical gardens have become one of the island’s main attractions. Perhaps the most spectacular time to visit Funchal is on New Year’s Eve, when the city comes alive with the world’s biggest fireworks display.
As expected with a Portuguese island, golfing vacation rentals can be also be found on Madeira. A range of expansive courses and luxurious accommodation creates a popular golfing vacation. With an abundance of great value traditional Portuguese and Madeiran restaurants to choose from, self-catering vacation rentals can provide a tranquil Madeira experience.