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Diving and Snorkeling Madeira

There are excellent areas for diving and snorkeling on Madeira. Did you know that the Garajau area is declared the first and only Marine Reserve in Portugal? It is part of Madeira´s Natural Reserve, with the Laurissilva forest, the Deserted Islands and Selvage Islands. The diving conditions are good nearly all year round (with a…
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Madeira Carnival

Madeira Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) officially starts Friday before Lent and only ends the following Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), infecting the whole island with an intense joy. Madeira Carnival Festival is one of the most cheerful regional festivities here on the island. On Friday, the city wakes up to the sound of the philharmonic orchestras and…
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GARDENS AND PARKS

Madeira is well known for its gardens and parks with a great diversity of flowers, plants and trees. You will find them all over the island, and the ones in Funchal demonstrates very well how nature can exist right at the middle of a city’s cosmopolitanism. We cannot mention every garden, but hereby some tips.…
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Bolo de Mel

Did you know that the Bolo de Mel (honey cake) traditionally was the Christmas cake of Madeira? Many families made the cake at the 8th of December (Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao) and it also is considered as the oldest dessert of Madeira. It was started by Renato José dos Santos, who baked and decorated wedding…
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