Madeira Islands win the 2013 World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading Island Destination.
Madeira and Porto Santo Islands‘ top quality as a holiday destination have been recognized by the WTA 2013. Competing against the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Malta and Sardinia, Madeira Islands top place in the rank is all the more remarkable.
A clear sign of Madeira’s global excellence as a travel destination, the WTA prize acknowledges the superiority of Madeira’s hotels and activities as well as the success of its environment and preservation programmes.
As a boutique travel agency in Madeira, we are proud to contribute everyday to making Madeira the 2013 WTA Europe’s Leading Islands Destination.
A mere 25 km off the easternmost tip of Madeira Island, the Desertas islands only recently begun getting the attention they deserve.
Already a partial Nature Reserve, Bugio, Deserta Grande and Ilhéu Chão are the 3 small islands that make this “desert” archipelago where you can find exquisite endemic flora and fauna and a unique sense of wilderness.
An European Council specialist has recently visited the islands to evaluate the Deserta’s candidature to the European Protected Area Diploma – and he has only great things to say about what he found!
Monte Palace Tropical Garden picked as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens.
Located in Monte, just outside Funchal, in Madeira Island, Monte Palace Tropical Garden has just been listed by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world.
Formerly a hotel, Monte Palace and its garden were restored and opened to the public in 1989. The garden incorporates a famous collection of ceramic Portuguese tiles, oriental gardens with Koi ponds, and a number of water features. The plant collections include both indigenous and exotic species.
Besides the botanical garden, at Monte Palace you’ll find a unique museum with two distinct areas – one dedicated to contemporary African art, the other to minerals and gems from all over the world.
On the hills above Funchal, hides one of Madeira’s greatest treasures, and one of the world’s most amazing gardens. If you’re searching for wonder, look no further.