The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
The European Best Destinations Organization, an organization under the European Commission, which promotes culture and tourism at European level, recently distinguished, in the “Best Beaches in Europe” category, two beaches in the region in the top 5, namely, the beaches of Porto Santo (1st place) and Seixal (3rd place), in a selection that elected the 22 most voted beaches by travellers from around the world.
For the seventh consecutive year, Madeira Destination was elected by the World Travel Awards as the World´s Leading Island Destination 2021, in those that are considered to be the“ Oscars of tourism ”, in a gala that was held in virtual format.
As in previous editions, the Madeira Theme Park is associated with the Christmas festivities, a special landmark that aims to portray some of the traditions that form part of the Madeiran Christmas season.
Centro Médico do Atlântico Clinic will be present along the Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga, from the 11th of December, and the 9th January between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., performing free rapid antigen tests, without prior appointment.
The Funchal Cathedral, considered one of the architectural jewels of Manueline art at national level, recently underwent a conservation and restoration intervention of the Mudejar ceilings of the naves and transepts. The Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture, in partnership with the Regional Directorate for Culture, was the entity responsible for these works.
The Irish airline Ryanair makes its debut in the Region, starting next March, with the launching of a new operational air base in Madeira in an estimated investment of 178 million euros, creating 60 direct jobs.
The Port Authority of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (APRAM) launched its new digital signature, in a promotional campaign focused on enhancing the image of a safe tourist destination, underlining its commitment to represent a “safe port” for tourists visiting the Autonomous Region of Madeira, in a campaign aimed at the cruise tourism market.
For the sixth consecutive year and the eighth time since its first participation, Madeira was elected by the World Travel Awards as the “Europe´s Leading Island Destinationn 2021", in those that are considered the“ Oscars of tourism ”.