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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

What’s The Weather Like In Madeira?

What’s the weather like in Madeira? Well, to start off with, which part of Madeira are you asking about and at what time of the year? As the locals say, you can experience all 4 seasons in one day! North vs South The north side of the island takes all the punishment. The trade winds…

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March 29, 2021

7 of the Best Photo Spots on the East of MADEIRA

Photography has become an ever so important part of modern travel that most of our guests very often want to know the best photo spots in Madeira or better yet, the best instagram spots of Madeira. So instead of copy-pasting the “top 10” best spots in Madeira, we thought we would take 3 photographers on…

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March 23, 2021

Driving in Madeira – What are the roads like?

Driving in Madeira can be loads of fun for us driving enthusiasts. The windy scenic roads, the views and maybe even the challenging uphill climbs can be an exciting adventure for some but for others can very quickly turn into a nightmare. Driving in Madeira is no simple task and when considering how you’ll be…

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March 8, 2021

Coronavirus Update : February 2021

As most of you who know me will know I’m not the kind of person who loves “covid advertising” and the last time I publicly posted about covid was probably mid-2020 but I guess now would be a good time to talk about how things are over here because luckily for us, it seems things…

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February 19, 2021

10 Valentine’s day ideas in Madeira

Are you a hopeless romantic looking for something for your better half but have absolutely no idea where to start? Fear no more, we got you covered! Here are our 10 best ideas for Valentine’s day in Madeira, in no particular order…. 1) Quinta da Moscadinha  This beautiful little gem of a boutique hotel is…

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February 5, 2021

Levada do Furado and Balcões Viewpoint BY LOCAL BUS!

Levada do Furado has to be one of the most popular and easily accessible levada walks out there. It fits in quite nicely with the local bus schedule and is a relatively easy hike, compared to some of the longer and tougher hikes in Madeira. So we decided to go out and do all the…

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February 1, 2021

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