Madeira was elected "World's Leading Island Destination" in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 by the World Travel Awards.
In 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 won the "Europe’s Leading Island Destination" award, having competed in this category alongside major tourist destinations such as the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Malta, Cyprus, among others.
Guinness World Records™, an organization that certifies the records achieved worldwide, attributed to the 8-minute fireworks show that marked the passing of the year in Madeira, from 2006 to 2007, the title of “Greatest Fireworks Show in the World”.
The World Centre of Excellence for Destinations (CED), a body overseen by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), attributed to Destination Madeira, in November 2009, the title of Quality Excellence.
place as one of the best islands in the world for spending a holiday in 2015, in a voting process organised by the largest travel website in the world – TripAdvisor - Travellers'’ Choice Awards; this result is based on the opinions of thousands of tourists from all over the world.
World Biosphere Reserves- Madeira and Porto Santo
The municipality of Santana, located on the northern side of the island of Madeira, was honoured by UNESCO in June 2011 with the distinction of “Biosphere Reserve”, recognizing the richness of an ecosystem where the conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable use are brought together.
A Natural Reserve since 1995, in early September the Desertas islands received the European Certificate of Protected Areas from the Council of Europe, an award that attests to the recovery and protection work in the area over the past few decades.