Vila Baleira Thalassa
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- Airport Transportation
TripAdvisor Reviews Vila Baleira Thalassa Porto Santo
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... of tissue paper in them. The main town of Funchal was old and interesting. Lots of people selling fruit in the street, particularly strawberries and cherries. And very cheap. About €2.50 per kg - that's about $3.50! Cobblestone pavements everywhere. Food was also great in the restaurants, particularly the seafood. Fish was delicious, and especially the fish stew they make. I enjoyed the grilled sardines. Desserts and cakes were ridiculous, but I ...
... and different styles of gardens. A few highlights
are the formal gardens, the topiaries, a section devoted to native Madeiran
species, and a large collection of succulents from around the world. I was
particularly impressed by the various species of bananas and Strelitzias
(bird-of-paradise plants). You usually only see the ones with orange flowers,
but there are other varieties with flowers of other colors.
... br> some small museums and a luxury hotel but otherwise mostly just consists of a
few pedestrian streets lined with restaurants catering entirely to tourist
tastes at inflated prices. At old town’s edge is the Mercado dos Laradores, a
touristy farmers’ market with produce and flower stalls and a large seafood
section where you can see the Madeiran specialties in whole form – huge tunas, ...
The trail between the two peaks is only something like 5 kilometers (3 miles) long. That makes it sound east, but it takes much longer than you might expect because so much of it is up and down steps and quite steep. Overall it was one of the most fun hikes I’ve done as well as having some of the best scenery. Most of the trail isn’t exactly primitive, though, with many parts of it paved and wooden or metal stairs installed in ...
around mountain peaks and clings to the sides of ridges with every turn opening
up a new and gorgeous view. I knew the scenery in Madeira would be beautiful
and different but didn’t expect quite such a perfect mountain day hike and with
great weather too – total sunshine but with a picturesque fog bank curling around
the peaks from time to time from the northern windward side of the island - ...