Trek past the waterfalls, vineyards and fruit orchards that crisscross the mountains. Choose from a variety of walks among the levadas. Suitable for all abilities, these walks let you discover the natural beauty of Madeira. Levada means 'mini-canal' and the best way to explore these stunning waterways is on foot. Near Calheta you’ll find Levada Nova. This trail, which is around five or six miles, follows one through hills, forests, villages and fields. Along Levada do Castelejo, you’ll see a variety of plants and wildlife. Once at the top, you'll enjoy stunning views of the ocean and nearby fishing village of Porto da Cruz.
Palheiro Golf is a par 72 championship golf course boasts 18 holes and is set 500 meters above sea level, giving golfers breathtaking panoramics over Funchal Bay. This technical course has been designed to complement its surroundings, offering abrupt ridges, deep bunkers and fast undulating greens. Meanwhile, Santo da Serra Golf is the home of the Madeira Islands Open. At 1,000 feet above sea level, you can enjoy excellent views of the ocean as you play. On site you’ll find a clubhouse and high-quality restaurant, as well as changing rooms and shower facilities.
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 Madeiran restaurant are all about food that's fresh, flavoursome and fairly cheap - locals have great banter too. For traditional afternoon tea served on a clifftop terrace overlooking the Atlantic - Belmond Reid’s Palace is a must-visit. Relax in a rattan chair, sip from a china cup and gaze out to sea. The dress code is dapper so make like a film star.