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Good morning from a very sunny Funchal, Madeira. We were along side at around 07:30 this morning. This is half an hour early than scheduled, and is some what surprising, given that the captain had disembarked and was waterskiing behind Britannia as we were coming into port. As this is Britannia's maiden call at Funchal, the Port Authority have given a Plaque which will be displayed inside Britannia. The authority agents embarked ...
... word 'ambience'.
FYI - Madeira sits atop a massive shield volcano, comprised solely of hardened liquid lave, but the last volcanic activity was seen more than 6,000 years ago.
The island population is 260,000 with 120,000 in the capital, Funchal.
One of its claim to fame is that is the birthplace of the world-known football/soccer star -- Christiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
Today is beautiful we are enjoying the smallest country in the world,Madeira. We're at the MacCafe for a nice cappuccino and free internet. We plan to walk around before we have to get back on board for yet another sea day. I'll report about the wonders of sea days ...
... turn signed to Apresentacao. Follow this road up until you reach the brown Levada Nova sign and park carefully. The walk starts off gently for 10mins then you pass through a short tunnel, smartphone lighting will get you through. Once the other side of the ridge the trail becomes a little more precipitous but the views are great - about 40mins to the picnic spot at Tabua river ...
... I couldn't help laughing hysterically. I think he re-aligned my back. For a moment, I felt like I was in the Caribbean.
From the bus stop in Funchal, we walked to our hotel and checked in. The awesome guy at reception gave us a free upgrade to room over the park with a balcony. This destination was already off to a good start!
After settling in to our hotel, we went up to the roof to see the rooftop area, which contained a pool, sun deck, and ...
Other places to stay in Funchal
Rua Imperatriz D. AmÃ©lia, 55, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Loved the Hypnotist!
- Beautiful-We were treated with great care.
- Fabulous! No kids!
Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 29, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $186
- Nice, Relaxing Hotel
- Great suites
Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $201
- A wonderful hotel.
- Would definitely reccommend
- This hotel exceeded our expectations....
Largo Antonio Nobre , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Would stay at this hotel again
- Our most enjoyable holiday for years!
- Great location for Town Centre
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $69
- Good Honest Value
- Very pleasant hotel
- Good Hotel
Lido - Rua de Leichlingen nos. 2-4, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $111
Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Rua Nova Vale D'Ajuda, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia, 21, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Will return
- Madeirn Magic
Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $217
- Watch out for the afternoon tea !!
- Maderia magic
- Superb Hotel
Praia Formosa, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $138
- Heaven on Earth, Perfect Holiday
- Faultless in every respect!
- Excellent hotel
Estrada Monumental 265, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $147
Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Un hotel muy bonito
- Dated dark and dingy
- Sehr nettes Hotel
Rua Ponta da Cruz, 23, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- A Grand Holiday indeed!
- 5* holiday at its best
- Very Nice hotel
Estrada Monumental 302, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $55
- Good location
- Better than expected
- Past it's sell-by date
Estrada Monumental 306, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $51
Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $47
Rua do Gorgulho, 2, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- A 5-star hotel in all but name
- Our first trip to madeira
- Shear Elegance
Azinhaga da Casa Branca , Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Rua do Cabrestante 25, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Wonderful Friendly Staff and Good Quality Accommodation
- Good all round hotel
- Perfect Location
Rua da Casa Branca, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $39
Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $159
- Loved the veiws
- Exc with a baby - space, comfort, resort facilities but not too "resorty"!
Estrada Monumental 194, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92