Discover splendid modern villas with pools or rustic, traditional Portuguese homes in gorgeous Madeira. This splendid island in the Atlantic Ocean is a nature lover's paradise, with plenty of opportunities to hike, swim, and explore its rolling valleys and beautiful coastlines. The island capital, Funchal, is also a wonderful spot to soak up European culture and nightlife in a unique setting. While Madeira is undoubtedly Portuguese, it also has a personality of its own just waiting to be discovered on your vacation.
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Apartments With Balconies or Patios
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen
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Popular Rental Amenities in Madeira
Our search page's filters will help you find the ideal property in Madeira. You can easily search and find a property meeting your criteria in Madeira if you need internet access during your vacation or you want to tune out with some TV time, as most accommodations include "Internet" and "TV." Three amenities that are not typical are "Hot tub," "Pets allowed," and "Smoking."
Price and Availability Index in Madeira
Vacation Rental Price Information in Madeira
This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in Madeira. Prices rise in April and reach an average of $208 a night (4/29 - 5/6), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. However, in January (1/13 - 1/20), prices decrease to an average of $137 per night.
Rental Availability Information in Madeira
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Madeira. In April (4/29 - 5/6), only 24 are available. It is easier to find a rental in a week of November (11/25 - 12/2), as only 11% of the accommodations are booked.
The Weather in Madeira
You can see our climate diagram above. On average, the warmest month is August. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 52° in February. The rainiest month is October while the driest month is July.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Madeira
Accommodations for your vacation in Madeira
Savoring Madeira's delicious food
The cuisine of Madeira is heavily influenced by mainland Portugal, and southern Europe in general. Madeira's island location gives it a particularly rich and varied range of seafood. Local specialties include oysters and mussels, lobster paella, and meat dishes such as picado, made of small, succulent pieces of fried beef. Skewered meat cooked over wood fires, served with fresh green salad, is another typical dish to enjoy on Madeira's restaurant terraces.
Madeira wine is a local specialty, a fortified blend that comes in varieties for drinking either before or after meals. Regular wines are also found in abundance in the bars, restaurants, and supermarkets throughout the island. You can pick up excellent quality bottles for far less than in many other parts of the world. Finally, you can't visit Portugal without trying one of the famous pasteis de nata, or custard tarts.
Discovering the unique culture of Madeira
Claimed by the Portuguese in the 15th century, Madeira has always been a place of contrasts. It feels very European, yet has a culture, climate, and geography that sets it apart from the mainland. The beautiful nature can be appreciated even in its cities, such as at one of the many large parks in Funchal. These include the Madeira Botanical Garden and Jardins do Palheiro, the latter being sectioned into themes such as the Rose and French Gardens. Funchal is also a wonderful place to explore historic churches, such as the 17th-century Jesuit Colegio Church and Sé Cathedral.
The town of Santa Cruz is also an excellent location for appreciating the traditional crafts of Madeira. Visit the Fábrica da Requeijão Massa cheese factory, which is nestled among the nearby mountains, or buy delicious food at the Municipal Market to prepare at your vacation rental.
Ideas for family activities on Madeira
Madeira is a particularly kid-friendly destination, offering many options catering to everyone's tastes and activity levels. The best coastal spots for families include Ponta Gorda close to Funchal, with natural seawater swimming spots including designated children's pools, and a play area.
Ponta do Sol is close to Ponta Gorda, and is a charming village with a small, tranquil beach and areas for playing games, plus nearby hiking spots. TheBreakOut Funchal is an engaging escape room experience, ideal for learning more about the island and enjoying some hands-on fun with the family for the afternoon.
Going out for the night on Madeira
If your ideal vacation includes a bit of barhopping and dancing, Funchal is definitely the place to go in Madeira. Most establishments are dotted along the coast, such as along the Avenida do Mar, and in the smaller streets leading up from it. They include cozy hole-in-the-wall bars frequented by locals. This is where they meet up after work for a few beers, and to enjoy watching soccer or shooting some pool. Classy cocktail bars can also be found, where the staff are always known for being generous with their liquor when preparing drinks!
The local "discotecas" are perfect for extending your evening into the small hours. If you prefer an arts performance, consider the plays at the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. This 19th-century building exudes elegance inside and out. If you like something more cosmopolitan, a night of ballet or a piano recital by well-known players can be just the ticket.
Exploring further afield on Madeira
In such a dazzling setting, you may want to rent a car or check out the local tours for experiences around rural Madeira. These include sleepy fishing villages, such as Porto Santo in the northeast of the island. Settings like these are ideal for appreciating the traditional side of Madeira. Also, consider hiking the mountainous landscapes of Pico do Arieiro for some of the most spectacular vistas across steep valleys, with opportunities to experience views above the clouds.
Beaches can be found in abundance close to Funchal and at many points around the island. The Porto Moniz natural swimming pools are an interesting alternative to these. Porto Moniz is in the northwest corner of Madeira, and it's easily accessible even from Funchal in the south.
Information about vacation rentals in Madeira
|🏡 Vacation rentals||13,933 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 71%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$43|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, TV and Kitchen|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||7,030 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price per night for a vacation home in Madeira?
The average accommodation in Madeira is priced at $43 per night. If you would like to stay in a apartment rental, the average price is $165 per night. A house rental Madeira will cost on average $220 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Madeira?
There are currently 13,933 vacation homes to choose from for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation rentals in Madeira?
Travelers search for Internet, TV, and Kitchen when booking a vacation rental in Madeira.
How many vacation homes with pools are in Madeira?
Madeira has 7,030 Hotel room and Apartment rental on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Madeira?
If you are traveling with a dog in Madeira - 5% of rentals allow pets.
What's the best time of year to travel to Madeira?
Madeira has its warmest time of year in August and July, with average nightly prices of $43.
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