I'm looking to book a holiday to Madeira but really wanted to stay out of the city. I don't like busy towns. I prefer to stay in the country or in a more relaxed environment. I like to go hiking, take pictures etc. I can find lots of info about Funchal but not much about other areas. I wanted to know which is the best part of the island to stay in? Of course i'm looking for a place that is not completely isolated. I do wish to eat out and love tasting new foods (any info about Madeiran foods would also be a help), so I need a place that is out of the city but not far from some shops and restaurants. Any suggestions?