Vila Baleira Thalassa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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... km is a pretty steep gradient - and you would be correct. There is very little flat land apart from the odd football field. The roads go up the hills, down the hills, around the hills, but most impressively "through" the hills and mountains. I have never seen so many tunnels. There is also lots of roads built in the air across valleys or around cliff faces. For someone like Leesa who doesn't particularly like heights, unless she is in a helicopter, it's ...
With one of world’s mildest climates, Madeira known for its
great gardens with species from around the world as well as its unqiue native
flora. Two of the best gardens are in the hills above Funchal, the Monte Palace
Tropical Gardens and the Madeira Botanic Gardens. They are both most easily
reached by Gondola that begins at a park along sea front in Funchals’s old town
which whisks you up ...
Funchal is Madeira’s capital and main city with a population
of 120,000, about half the island’s total. Like everywhere else in Madeira,
Funchal has almost no flat land; it’s a very vertical city not in the height of
its buildings but in its topography. The twisty streets climb steeply into hills
just behind the city’s waterfront.
Funchal has a small old town with a fort that ...
... The Prico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo hike was an incredible finale for five days of hiking on one of the most beautiful islands on earth.
The ride back to Funchal was the last with our drivers for the week, Victor and Carlos. I posted several pictures of Carlos, who dressed up in a different suit to drive us around. When not driving tourists around in a van, Carlos is training for the Olympics. Seriously! He’s Portugal’s national champion ...
... the waterfront.
No one I asked there knew what they were called, but now I know.
Our local treat after the long day of walking was at a
rather touristy café at a viewpoint high over the valley. Our guide Felipe suggested
we try Ponche, the signature Madeiran cocktail of local sugar cane liquor, fresh
squeezed lemon juice, and honey, potent a drink with many similarities to a Brazilian