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5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Do in Madeira.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably visiting Madeira for the first time, or you’ve been before, fell in love, and want to come back “smarter” than before. In this article, I’ve taken the time to really think about what we as tour guides often see tourists doing wrong, let’s get into it! 1. Dressing inappropriately…

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January 24, 2024

15 TIPS to Visit Madeira in 2023!

Madeira is one of the most beautiful or in my opinion, the most beautiful island in the world and is no stranger to the adventurous tourist, below I’ve compiled 15 Tips for anyone visiting Madeira for the first time, or the regular visitor who might be looking for a local tour guide perspective. I hope…

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March 17, 2023

Dinner at Zarco’s Restaurant in Funchal – Madeira Local Bus Adventures

If you’re looking for a sunset mission by local bus in Funchal, look no further. Zarco’s restaurant has an epic view, some great local food and only takes about 20 minutes by local bus to get there (or 10 by car) You can take the 37 or 38 Bus. These are the yellow buses of…

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October 11, 2022

7 Things to know about the TOUR you just booked!

If you’re reading this, congratulations on booking with the best tour company in the world which happens to be in Madeira! So now what? What time is pick up? How should you dress? Here’s 7 tips on everything you need to know about your Tour in Madeira; I took advantage of modifying some commonly asked…

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February 3, 2022


Planning a vacation to Madeira can be a daunting task. Madeira island is one of the most touristically diverse holiday destinations on the entire planet! There’s endless choices of such uniquenesses, all of the highest quality and like nothing you’ve seen anywhere else. A vacation in Madeira can be a once in a lifetime experience,…

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January 24, 2022

The do’s and don’ts of Hiking in Madeira : 31 Priceless TIPS

If you’re coming to Madeira, you’ll most probably want to get outside and explore the wonderful nature we’re so lucky to have on this beautiful island. Every year we host thousands of hikers eager to explore the mountains and forests of Madeira. Of course when it comes to exploring nature, we have to be prepared…

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November 9, 2021

How to see the sunrise in Pico Ruivo – Madeira’s highest peak 1862m

Over the course of the past few years, seeing the sunrise at Pico Ruivo, Madeira’s highest peak, has become one of the most popular things to do in our beautiful little island. It’s not for the faint of heart though, nor is it for those who like to sleep in but for those of you…

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July 1, 2021

How to climb Mount Pico – Portugal’s Highest Peak – Açores

Climbing Mount Pico has been a bucket list item and a personal objective for a couple of years for me. It’s the highest peak in Portugal and of course, just like every other tall mountain, represents an idea of personal achievement and satisfaction for those of us who like to believe we’re winners. So, how…

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May 24, 2021

Our Thoughts On The New Visit Madeira Brand

Madeira has a new brand, it’s modern, forward thinking, colourful and well thought out. The only thing is, the majority of the locals and even tourists, don’t like it. The first time I saw it, I must admit, I was a bit confused. I had to take a second or two to think about it…

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April 19, 2021

The History of Sugar in Madeira

Did you know…that Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Madeira for the first time in 1478, entrusted with the task of buying 2,400 arrobas of sugar? Sugar was Madeira’s first, and truly massive, cash crop. If you’re interested in reading up more about this subject, here are all the sources we used when researching…

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April 12, 2021