Madeira is definitely worth a trip for lovers of natural beauty. Such a concentration of different landscapes can’t be found anywhere else! Unless you can find it in Iceland or somewhere in New Zealand! But Madeira is still closer and its undoubted advantage is that it is summer all year round – from 20 to 25 degrees, even during the day, even at night. So there is no off-season! And, of course, everything is well-groomed and done with maximum concern for safety and comfort of local residents and tourists. And there are no dangerous animals and insects. Even there are no mosquitoes!
At the rental agency, where we rented a car, there was a huge wall map with the sights of the island. There is no living place on the map, all studded with objects, but if to highlight the coolest in my opinion, it’s this:
– Anjos Road Falls;
– Pico de Areiero and Pico Ruivo peaks, connected by trail PR1 (they all have numbered trails, a complete list of trails can be found at www.visitmadeira.pt);
– The lava pools at Porto Moniz and at Seixal;
– Levada PR6 to Risco Falls and 25 Springs Falls;
– Observation decks Cabo Girao with glass floor (the highest cliff in Europe 580 m), Miradouro das Cabanas, Miradouro Eira do Serrado, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Ponta do Rosto, Miradouro do Veu da Noiva, Balcoes Gorge view balcony;
– The spectacular Garganta funda waterfall;
– The rock in the ocean Ilheus da Janela;
– The promenade and cable car Achadas da Cruz;
– Seixal Beach;
– The mystical forest of Fanal.And that’s just a slice of the local beauty. Scroll through the pics to see the place, and save to bookmarks if you ever plan to visit Madeira.