Madeira has been described as the 'Floating Garden of the Atlantic' and for visitors to this island of lush landscapes, botanical beauty and dramatic mountains, it is easy to see why.
The small seaside town of Canico, with just a scattering of small bars and restaurants, is an ideal place to simply lay back and relax. It is however, just a short drive from Funchal, so simply hop on a bus, or into a taxi, for something a little livelier.
The Island Capital, Funchal is set in a natural amphitheatre with a southern outlook to the magnificent ocean. Visitors to the Old Town will find beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, bustling cobble stone lanes and a convivial, vibrant atmosphere. The newer 'Lido' district is where many of the modern hotels are to be found, along with a wide array of cafes, bars and international restaurants. It is worth noting Madeira is a mountainous island and both Funchal and Canico, while flat in places, do have a number of elevated areas.
Hotels available in Madeira
With stunning views across the infinity pool to the Atlantic Ocean beyond and with the Old Town & ocean front around 10 minutes downhill walk away, Pestana Casino Park is in and excellent location. Guests will also find a good selection of bars and restaurants very close by.
Situated by the ocean and with direct access to the seafront promenade, the 5* Pestana Hotel Grand is located in the Lido area of Funchal, with a wide and varied array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants just a short walk away.
Superb hotel which is well placed in resort, good service throughout.
Mr Lansbury, stayed at Ola Hotel El Vistamar, Porto Colom