Set within the beautiful landscapes of Madeira, Funchal is a vibrant metropolis of shopping malls, stylish eateries and stunning coastline. Pose for photos on the striking black sand beaches, explore the modern marina or experience the city from above on a paragliding adventure. With a good mix of fast and slow-paced activities, an enjoyable visit is guaranteed, no matter what your desired thrill level.
Funchal may not be the cheapest destination in Europe, but what money you do spend certainly has value in the many high-class restaurants and bars. Enjoy coffee and pastries at the Golden Gate Grand Café, or indulge in traditional Portugese dish Bacalhau Com Natas, a delicious codfish in cream sauce. With a sophisticated ambience and high proportion of natives, Funchal is the perfect place to experience local life.
Just a 25-minute walk from town, Funchal's four beaches and enviable nightlife scene adds a young, hip vibe to the traditional seaside holiday. Take a cable car ride, meander around the Presidental Palace Gardens or watch the sun set over the cliff tops at Estalagem Da Ponta Do Sol. The perfect holiday for couples, a wonderful break could be just a few weeks away…