O Tasco - Madeira dishes especially fish

Mula - Mainly mussels

Sabores Alentejanos - Mainland Alentejo dishes

Taberna da Madeira - International and Madeira dishes

Ratatouille - Italian

Jaquet - Madeira dishes especially fish

il Vivaldi - International mediterranean cuisine

Barreirinha Bar Café - Bar with great outside space

Doca do Cavacas - Fish dishes

As Vides - Great typical "espetada" in Câmara de Lobos

Tasquinha do Pescador - Great fish dishes in Caniçal

Prima Caju - Healthy

Museu Café - Mediterranean with vegetarian options

Arsenios - Meat and fish with "fado"

Gengibre - Healthy with vegetarian options

Armazém do Sal - International cuisine


Great hiking site and app are at walkmeguide

We recommend the following, even though there are plenty that are also beautiful:

Vereda do Pico Ruivo

Levada do Alecrim

Levada do Caldeirão Verde

Easy ones safe for young children

Vereda dos Balcões (best to go early as it can get a bit crowded)

Um Caminho para Todos

Please read the safety tips and recommendations on the website and if you do not feel safe just turn back

Buses to the west and north of the island Rodoeste

Buses to the east side of the island SAM

Funchal buses Horários do Funchal

Airport shuttle, Island tour or someone to pick you up on a “levada” feel free to book it at Movigo

Car and motobike rental at RentCarMadeira (type stayatmadeira on the observations and get 10% discount)


- Take the cable cart up to Monte and check out Monte Palace Gardens

- Visit the local market, closed saturday eveninga and sundays

- Wine tasting at Blandys Wine Lodge

- A good religious art museum Museu de Arte Sacra

- The churches Igreja do Colégio and the main Cathedral Igreja da Sé are also worth having a look

- Have some fun at 3d Fun Art Museum, and for the football fans chek out CR7 Museum. You can also have a dip in the sea at the Barreirinha

- A must is to see the sunrise or sunset at Pico do Arieiro, you can check the webcams at Netmadeira to keep track of the weather around the Island. Eira do Serrado also has a nice view over Nuns Valley. Last but not the least, the amazing Fanal, with trees that are more than 500 years old

- Book a jeep safari at Hit the Road Madeira

- Diving and dolphin watch trips at Scuba Madeira

- Caves in the North of the Island Grutas São Vicente

- Madeira theme park in Santana Park Temático de Santana

- If you're looking for something more adventurous you can try mountain bike tours at Freeride Madeira or canyoning at Epic Madeira