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My partner and I visit Madeira often but generally stay near the lido and go into Funchal infrequently. This time we are staying at edge in a Pestana hôtel. The hotel is dated but very comfortable.
The only problem is pollution! . We both find...More
This is the main road all traffic and local buses go through, the buses (local transport, tour ones, hotel shuttles) stop at various locations (usually outside the Palace Laurencao) and they're not very environmental friendly so if you're an Asthma sufferer, make sure you've got...More
The Avenida do Mar is a nice stroll along the seafront (including marina etc). It is wide and well maintained. There area number of cafes and restaurants if you want to stop off for refreshments. One big advantage is that it is one of the...More
Avenida do mar is the main boulevard along the seaside. During the Christmas season the whole of Funchal is one big Christmas tree with the boulevard as one of the highlights, specially because of the view to the city on the mountain slopes.
This is the main seafront street in Funchal. Behind it is the old town and in front are marinas, parks, and beaches. In December, there is a lively and interesting Christmas market in the centre along Avenida Arriaga. All considered, this is a nice compact...More
This street has everything. Sea views, ice cream shops, buses to all over the island, beer houses, Opan, the Santa Maria Columbus ship, catamaranstrips for whales and dolphins, giant cruise ships, more Xmas lights than London and Paris put together, a free outside gym to...More