Madeira Island offers many things to see and to do
The Island is famous for its natural beauty and is often called the “floating garden of the Atlantic”. There is a wide choice of gardens and orchid farms to visit. Madeira has flowers all year around.
The many museums allow the visitor to go back in time from its volcanic birth 14 million years ago to the first hydroplane landing in Madeira. There are a great many churches and chapels all over the Island with most interesting architecture and decorations.
Porto Santo is the sister island of Madeira. Amazingly different from Madeira, where lush green predominates. Porto Santo is almost stripped of vegetation and the southern coast is bordered by a 9 km long beach of golden sand. It has a lovely small village. Porto Santo can be visited in one day.
Madeira Island is a paradise for walkers. The levadas are the island’s irrigation system which covers about 2150km (1350 miles) of channels. The walking paths are mainly along these channels. It is a good way to see the thrilling landscapes of the island. There are easy, moderate and difficult walks to do.
Other interesting things do include boat trips, whale and dolphin watching, scuba diving, big game fishing, horse riding, golf and much more.