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Travel to Madeira Region

Where to stay in Madeira Region

Find the best Madeira Region areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Madeira Region

Top Hotels in Madeira Region

The Cliff Bay
The Cliff Bay
5 out of 5
Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥18,220 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.9/5Exceptional! (648 reviews)

"The location and the staff was fantastic, one of the most peaceful and relaxing 2nights holiday I have had. Wish I could have stayed longer, but was on a budget and wanted to stay here. The hotel was very covid safe, easy check in and out. Also had a back massage which was really good at ESPA easy ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

The Cliff Bay
Saccharum resort & spa
Saccharum resort & spa
5 out of 5
Rua Serra de Água, 1, Calheta
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,467 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.7/5Exceptional! (479 reviews)

"The location of the property is best on the island , lovely sea views and good access to beach"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Saccharum resort & spa
Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Avenida do Infante, 25, Funchal
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥20,977 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Amazing Pool. Great location. Breakfast was superb. Choice of restaurants on the property. You never have to leave the property if you don't want to. Staff are friendly, but sometimes need to reconfirm bookings (ie, afternoon tea) if you actually want it to take place."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
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Top things to do in Madeira Region

Madeira

This Portuguese archipelago offers exotic black-sand beaches, incredible dolphin and whale-watching opportunities and hiking trails that lead over sheer cliffs.   Visit Madeira to discover a chain of islands that boasts dramatic terrain suitable for outdoor adventure sports and bustling ports that welcome cruise-ship passengers. Watch surfers tame the crashing waves, take a mountain-biking tour through the inland peaks and see farmers in the valleys tending to their crops.  

While Madeira is officially Portuguese, these islands actually sit a bit closer to North Africa than they do to Europe. In addition to the main island of Madeira, the region also includes the islands of Porto Santo and the Desertas.

Start in Funchal, a cosmopolitan capital city on Madeira known for its warm climate and rugged mountains. Ships dock at the stunning Funchal Harbor, letting tourists disembark to explore the restaurants and cafés. Also on Madeira is the Ribeira Brava, a lovely river valley that provides a beautiful backdrop for local villages.

Take a 10-minute flight from Funchal to Porto Santo, an island northeast of Madeira, which offers pleasingly warm waters. Madeirans tend to flock to its golden beaches in the summer months for daytime lounging and night-time revelry. Visit in spring and encounter fewer crowds.

Porto Santo is also home to a famous wreck dive site, the Madeirense, which was sunk on purpose to create a reef for divers. Stay in the small capital of Vila Baleira for easy access to surrounding attractions and natural scenery.

Rent a car to experience Madeira at your own pace. While the island roads were historically unpaved and a bit too treacherous for many tourists, paved roads and better signage now means that you can zip around with ease.

Most Madeirans do speak some English, but they will appreciate it if you attempt to speak Portuguese with them first. Learn a few words before traveling to help cultivate friendly relationships with the locals.  

Swim, hike, sail and dive your way around the beautiful island region of Madeira, a true Portuguese treasure.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Madeira Region vacation package cost?
Much less than you might think — from just , in fact! By combining flights, hotels and car rentals into your own custom-built vacation package, your getaway to Madeira Region is just a few clicks away.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Madeira Region vacation package?
If you’ve chosen a Madeira Region vacation package, you can change or cancel it, but there may be a charge in some circumstances. It may be possible to cancel and rebook for free if you’ve taken out your package in the last 24 hours. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur a fee from your airline, hotel or car rental company. If your plans suddenly change, make our Customer Service Portal your first port of call for more info.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Madeira Region?
Our Madeira Region vacation packages offer plenty of savings for the savvy globetrotter. How does up to 40,450 YEN sound? That’s what you could save if you combine your hotel, flights and extras (including tours) into one neat package. But low prices are only the start of your next amazing adventure. Book with Expedia and and you’ll have over 400 air carriers and 321,000 hotels worldwide to choose from. Whatever your style or budget, there’s a vacation package to suit you.
What are the top hotels in Madeira Region?
Casa Velha Do Palheiro and Palheiro Village - Golf, Gardens & Spa know how to make their guests feel welcome in Palheiro Ferreiro. If you also plan to get to Cabeco da Ponta, look up Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive and Vila Baleira Hotel Resort & Thalasso Spa. Both are very popular with travelers.
When is the best time of year to visit Madeira Region?
The perfect time to visit Madeira Region comes down to your preferences. If you’re vacationing on a budget, perhaps avoid , which is considered to be the most expensive time of year. is usually when you’ll score the best deals. To enjoy the energy of peak season, take off in . are the least popular months to visit and a smart idea if you want to get away from the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Madeira Region vacation?
It’s tricky picking the best time for airfares, but we generally suggest the earlier, the better. Most international journeys on Expedia become available to compare up to 12 months in advance. If you can’t book ahead, don’t stress. Low prices occasionally appear within a few weeks of departure dates.
What does an Expedia Madeira Region travel package include?
Packages include rental cars, flights and hotels, but you can mix and match them to create your perfect Madeira Region trip. You can also add on fun things like activities and experiences once you’ve made your booking. You’re in control! When you bundle your bookings with Expedia, you’ll score discounts you won’t find elsewhere.
What should I know before booking a Madeira Region travel package?
Locking in all the parts of your getaway together is a simple way to save. Bundle your airfares, rental cars and hotels into a handy package. But hotels aren’t your only option. Expedia features all kinds of properties, including vacation rentals such as beachside villas and city apartments. The list is almost endless!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Madeira Region vacation packages?
Expedia has partnered with online lender Affirm to help ease any financial stress related to your trip. This may be useful if your reason for travel arose suddenly. Book Now, Pay Later and spread out the cost of your hotel and activities vacation package over multiple payments.
Can I choose my airline with a Madeira Region Expedia vacation package?
Most definitely. Expedia has over 550 partner airlines to pick from all over the world. With so many choices, finding the right carrier to take you to Madeira Region will be a breeze.