Hotel Riu Palace Madeira
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Riu Palace Madeira Canico
Travel Blogs from Canico
... 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.
Our third hike day began with a spectacular drive up from the coast at Porto Moniz through extremely steep vineyards and then Laurasilva forest to an open area along the crest of the island at a place called Camara de Carga at around 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) elevation. Along the start of the hike the villages and vineyards of south coast under clear blue skies and the mass of swirling clouds and fog covered the mountains and canyons toward the north coast were ...
... 8217;s traditional!
Our lodging for the night was at Hotel Colmo in a village
named Santana, one of the highest altitude towns on the island at over 600
meters. Santana is known for its significant number of traditional small
A-frame farmhouses with thatched roofs and painted bright colors (mostly red, white,
and light blue). Nowadays no one actually lives in houses of that style
anymore, but they’re very cute and mostly used as ...
... Monte - very Victorian - and wandered around the flowered streets and visited the church before we arrived a the main event. The toboggan ride. A traditional ride down hill, on open roads, in a wicker basket pushed and steered by 2 "gondoliers" - exclusively for tourists! This cost a fortune but something Judy has always wanted to do, so what the hell! Enjoy the "video" ...