Funchal

Funchal holidays

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

Girassol Suite Hotel
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  • Liverpool, Mon 25 Nov 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Girassol Suite Hotel

Funchal, Madeira

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  • Spacious pool area with Bali beds
  • Restaurant with outdoor terrace
  • All Inclusive option available
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Close to shops, bars and restaurants
Enotel Lido Resort
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  • Bristol, Mon 09 Dec 2024
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Enotel Lido Resort

Funchal, Madeira

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  • Direct access to the Lido promenade
  • Beautiful ocean views
  • Stylish accommodation
  • Wonderful drinking and dining options
  • Extensive spa facilities
Porto Santa Maria
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  • London Stansted, Mon 06 Jan 2025
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Porto Santa Maria

Funchal, Madeira

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  • Adults only
  • Prime location
  • Stunning sea views
  • Certified Sustainable Hotel
  • Serene pool area
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Lidos and lilos

In town there’s a famous lido complex, with 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 cafés 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’. On your Funchal holiday, 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.

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 or Old Town 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.

Madeira Flower Festival

Madeira Flower Festival

Funchal, Madeira

Experience Madeira in bloom and celebrate spring as parades, markets and exhibitions take over the island, normally in April or May. The Float Parade, held since 1979, is a true spectacle. You’ll see...
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...
Botanical Gardens Madeira

Botanical Gardens Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Wander among fantastic flowers, trees and plants found only on the Atlantic islands at the Botanical Gardens Madeira in Funchal. Like tropical fruit? The mango and papaya trees will leave you feeling hungry -...
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