An archipelago with over 600 years of history, outstanding landscapes, and a lavish nature: this is Madeira!
The Archipelago of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 500 km from the African coastline and 1,000 km from the European continent - roughly one hour and a half away from Lisbon by plane. It is a paradise for those who seek to embrace the Ocean, from surfers, to kayakers, whale & bird watchers or scuba divers alike, who find in the island’s maritime and natural heritage yet another reason to thrive at sea. Its vivid nature, serenity and lively cultural traditions offer infinite opportunities to enjoy these unforgettable islands all year-round.
Madeira’s past history of whale hunting is alive in its museums and look out towers (“vigias”), but the island now celebrates the abundant presence of whales and dolphins in its waters as an opportunity to learn about these amazing animals through a wide offer of whale watching activities. In the archipelago’s second largest island, Porto Santo, a natural scenery of golden, quiet beaches offer an extraordinary setting for kayaking and snorkelling, surrounded of green peaks and a deep blue sea.