TAP now with great prices on flights from Gatwick to Madeira.
From 123£ on return tickets you can now enjoy the beautiful, sunny nature of Madeira. Daily flights from Gatwick to Funchal bring you to this unspoilt island of blue ocean, green mountains and great scenery.
And if you’re looking for the best levada walks… we’re Nature Meetings, Madeira walking specialists!
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.
Madeira started March 2013 with some turbulent weather.
To all unguided walkers, including users of our partner WalkMe application, we recommend to verify weather conditions before setting out, including rain and wind forecast. If weather conditions deteriorate during the day, walkers should take measures to get back to their accommodation / safety.
For those walking with Nature Meetings, you can rest assured. Our certified mountain guides will take the best decision for our guided walks, activities and tours, based on their many years of local experience and up-to-date information.
At Nature Meetings, our guests and team’s safety is of paramount importance and our the guide’s decision is always final.
National Geographic suggest “Madeira Flower Festival, Madeira Island, Portugal” as one of the best Spring Trips in 2013. Photograph by Doug Houghton, Alamy
Madeira Flower Festival – Best Spring Trips 2013 by National Geographic!
Madeira, also known by many as “The Floating Garden of the Atlantic” puts on a fantastic FLower Festival Parade on Sunday 10 March 2013 which is incorporated in the Flower Festival programme which runs between 9 – 15 March 2013.
Boca da Corrida – Encumeada Photo: Hugo Câmara / ClicksNature
Following our “notice to walkers” on 7 February 2012 regarding temporary closure of PR1 Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro-Pico Ruivo) which Nature Meetings offers every Saturday, due to the fact this walk is still closed, we will walk PR 12 Boca da Corrida to Encumeada.