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With an exceptional natural beauty, mild climate throughout the year, friendly population and a top-quality hotel network, Madeira and Porto Santo are the perfect Islands for those seeking stress-free holidays. Here you can enjoy your holiday on the beach or at sea, in the mountains, countryside or in the city. The perfect spot to getaway and experience unique moments.

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Santana is mostly known for its typical straw houses and for the Theme Park (a fun place for all ages) which spans the history, tradition and culture of Madeira. Santana offers one of the most beautiful strolls on foot, with 6 parishes that invite you to discovery (Arco de São Jorge, São Jorge, Santana, Faial, São Roque do Faial and Ilha).

Funchal Downtown and Historical Area

Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is located on a bay and started out by occupying a small extension of land by the sea, going up on the mountain slopes as it grew. A few walking minutes away, it is possible to stroll down the centre of the city, where you have access to all commerce and services, and can also visit the town’s main ex-libris. It can be divided into 3 historical parts, which are also its first three parishes: São Pedro, Santa Maria Maior and Sé.

Mercado dos Lavradores

The Farmers' Market, inaugurated in 1940, features New State architecture, including large tile panels that decorate the facade, the entrance and the fishmonger. Today, this venue still carries out the functions for which it was created. All sorts of local produce are sold, mixing colours, sounds, smells and multiple nationalities.

Largo dos Lavradores, 9060 - 158

Public Transport

One of the main public bus company that operates on Madeira is Horários do Funchal and it is based in Funchal, Madeira. This bus company operate Urban and Inter-urban services on the south, central, and north of the island. You can find more information www.horariosdofunchal.pt If you intend to use buses to touristic tours, there are other companies that will provide that service, and you can find them at touristc offices, and arrange your visit to the island.


The Island’s villages usually have a Health Centre, but the best service and equipment is in the Central Hospital of Funchal (Hospital Central do Funchal – Hospital da Cruz de Carvalho). The emergency number is 112.