The archipelago of Madeira is composed of a total of five islands of which only Porto Santo and Madeira are inhabited. It is located just 500 kilometers from the African coast and 1,000 from Portugal, and despite being less than two hours by plane from Madrid, it is not very popular with Spanish tourists.
One of the strengths of the island of Madeira is its climate. Thanks to its privileged temperatures, Madeira offers the possibility to enjoy the beach practically all year round and to show heart with a Red Point bikini.
On the island of Madeira there are several beaches with crystal clear waters such as Prainha located in Caniçal, the beach of Porto en Seixal or the beach of Alagoa in Porto da Cruz. In addition, in Madeira we will find the natural pools of Porto Moniz and Seixal. They are salt water and are formed by volcanic rocks, where the sea enters naturally, offering an impressive spectacle.
Those who choose the island of Porto Santo can also enjoy the beach. The Island of Porto Santo has 9 kilometers of golden and fine sand beach. As a curiosity, in Vila Baleira, the main city of this island, Christopher Columbus lived so you can visit the Christopher Columbus House Museum.
But Madeira has more than beach. Funchal, the capital, concentrates most of the social and cultural life of the island. Its wines are also recognized. Today there are up to 30 varieties of different grapes growing in Madeira. Cabo Girão, the highest viewpoint on the island at 580 meters above the sea, offers the best views of the island. Câmara de Lobos is a town that also deserves a visit, as well as the famous Punta de San Lorezo: a narrow tongue of land that juts out into the sea, giving shape to the northeastern end of Madeira.