Panoramic view over city of Funchal, from Miradouro das Neves viewpoint, Madeira, Portugal

Planning a trip to Funchal, Madeira and looking for the perfect place to stay? My accommodation guide will help you choose the best Funchal hotel or other lodging for your needs. Funchal, the charming capital city of Madeira, is known for its stunning landscapes and gardens, beautiful old town andRead More →

O Refugio Madeira accommodation. One of the best places to stay in Madeira

If you’re wondering where to stay in Madeira island, this guide will make it easier for you to choose a base that suits your travel style. Since the beautiful island of Madeira has so much to see and do, and is very varied for such a small landmass, it’s importantRead More →

A bedroom with a view through glass walls at Where Rosemary Flourished, Lisbon

Are you searching for a luxurious escape in Portugal? Look no further than the stunning array of luxury villas in Portugal available for rent. From the breathtaking Douro Valley to the sun-kissed Algarve, there are private villas for rent in Portugal with pools and exceptional amenities waiting to welcome you.Read More →

Curral das Freiras nestled in mountains. One of 3 easy walks in Madeira, Portugal

With its dramatic volcanic mountains and craters, Madeira island really is a paradise for walkers. You won’t catch me scaling the peaks of Pico do Areiro or Pico Ruivo any time soon but I have now done five fairly easy walks in Madeira. (Originally, this article contained just 3 walks but I’ve updatedRead More →

Cobbled lanes, Jardim do Mar. What to do in Madeira island

If you’re wondering what to do in Madeira, this travel guide will help you discover the sights beyond its capital city, Funchal. It’s no wonder it’s been awarded Europe’s Leading Island Destination for 2023  at the World Travel Awards. The subtropical climate of Madeira makes it mostly green and beautifulRead More →

Couple sharing romantic sunset dinner on the beach. Romantic getaways in Portugal

Narrowing down the selection of idyllic locations for romantic getaways in Portugal has been a tough job. There’s just so much choice! To keep it simple, I’ve highlighted places for every region in Portugal where you and your sweetheart can feel the love and not just on Valentine’s Day. Table ofRead More →

Monte cable car. Things to do in Funchal, Madeira Portugal

You’ll find there are plenty of things to do in Funchal, Madeira Island’s capital city. Some of the city’s most worthwhile attractions are way above sea level and best reached by cable car but the journey is part of the fun. Thankfully, old town Funchal is relatively flat and easyRead More →

Santo da Serra golf course, Madeira. Photo by Peter Corden

Our Portugal golf travel expert, Andy Waple, is back with some more helpful insights. This time, the focus is on the Madeira golf scene and a quick overview of the three Azores golf courses. Over to Andy… The mainland is undoubtedly the greatest draw for travelling golfers wishing to experienceRead More →