Funchal

Funchal holidays

Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a historic town best known for its gorgeous gardens and pretty cobbled streets. Outdoor pools, tropical plant life and splendid mountain scenes rule this city, while the evenings open out into a stretch of palate-pleasing eateries and chic cocktail bars.

Girassol All Inclusive Suites
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  • Belfast, Mon 29 Oct 2018
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Girassol All Inclusive Suites

Funchal, Madeira

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  • Restaurant with outdoor terrace
  • Spacious pool area with Bali beds
  • Fantastic location
  • Fresh, modern rooms
Enotel Lido Resort
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  • Belfast, Mon 26 Nov 2018
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Enotel Lido Resort

Funchal, Madeira

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  • Wonderful drinking and dining options
  • Extensive spa facilities
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Beautiful ocean views
  • Light and modern interiors
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Lidos and lilos

In town there’s a famous lido complex, with botanical gardens and separate children’s pools. Walk 25 minutes out of town and you’ll come to Praia Formosa – four black sand and pebble beaches. Stop at one of the restaurants or cafes here, or stroll back to town along the prom. 

The garden of Europe

Winston Churchill was a big fan of Madeira, calling it the ‘floating garden’. In Funchal, you’ll find some of the world’s most exquisite floral displays, and there are six public gardens worth checking out. There’s even a famous flower festival that takes place every year, two weeks after Easter. 

An upbeat nightlife

Funchal might be an old city, but it’s also a modern capital, with stylish tapas restaurants and café bars. Head down to the marina and you’ll find cocktails and modern Portuguese dishes on the menu. And there are discos and clubs downtown, where DJs keep the crowd going until the early hours.

Christmas and New Year in Madeira

Christmas and New Year in Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

With its leafy landscape, balmy weather and charming culture, Madeira is a stand-out destination you can enjoy year-round. But one of the best times to visit is around Christmas and New Year when the locals go...
The Old Town

The Old Town

Funchal, Madeira

Make like the locals with a plate of hearty, rustic food in the charming Old Town of Funchal. Think locally caught swordfish, smoky chorizo stew or marinated lamb chargrilled over hot coals. Authentic...
Monte Cable Car

Monte Cable Car

Funchal, Madeira

Board a cable car to the mountaintop village of Monte and do look down. Pass terracotta-roofed houses nestled into the mountainside and enjoy a bird's eye view of Funchal harbour. Once you reach the top, the...
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