Madeira is a sub-tropical archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, 620 miles (998 km) southwest of the Portuguese mainland and 310 miles (499 km) from the coast of Morocco.

Madeira comprises two populated islands (Madeira and Porto Santo) and two groups of unpopulated islands (the Desertas and Selvagens Islands).

Madeira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its laurel forests, the largest surviving area in the world and believed to be 90% primary forest.

Its levadas, an ingenious system of stone- and concrete-lined watercourses distributing water from the rainy north to the dry south, help flowers and crops flourish all year. The maintenance pathways for these water canals provide wonderful level trails for hiking in the mountains and forests.

Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.

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Casa de férias do Varadouro

Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Casa de férias do Varadouro is located in São Vicente, a 3-minute drive from the centre of the town and 3 km from the famous São Vicente Grottoes. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.0/10.



Cycca House

Featuring free WiFi, Cycca House is a holiday home situated in São Vicente, 1.6 km from Volcanic caves of São Vicente. It provides free private parking. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a kettle. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 9.2/10.



A Casa Estrelícia-Dourada Garcês

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, A Casa Estrelícia-Dourada Garcês is located in São Vicente, 1 km from Volcanic caves of São Vicente. The farm stay has a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 348 guest reviews: 8.2/10.



Solar da Bica

Solar da Bica is a cosy and tranquil retreat. This comfortable guest house faces the mountains and has green natural surroundings. The Solar features accommodation in rooms and an apartment. Average score from 348 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$57 - $126


Casa Vicentina

Featuring a patio, Casa Vicentina is a holiday home located in São Vicente, 1.8 km from Volcanic caves of São Vicente. A TV is offered. Madeira Airport is 26 km away. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 8.8/10.


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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Constellation Houses

Constellation Houses

Offering mountain and sea views, Constellation Houses’ self-contained villas are located in São Vicente, a 30 minutes’ drive from Funchal and 2.5 km from Atlantic beaches. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$67 - $107

Solar do Carvalho

Solar do Carvalho

Featuring panoramic views of São Vicente’s mountains, this restored, historic house offers modern rooms. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with a fireplace. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Average score from 125 guest reviews: 9.5/10.


Relaxing SeaSide Family Apartment

Relaxing SeaSide Family Apartment

Set 6 km from Volcanic caves of São Vicente in São Vicente, this apartment features a terrace with sea views. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen comes with an oven. A TV is offered. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.2/10.


Villa Paraiso

Villa Paraiso

Located in a quiet, rural area of Santana, Villa Paraíso features a self-catering accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen. Free WiFi is available. The villa offers an oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, and dishwasher. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.1/10.


Casa da Beira

Casa da Beira

Offering a sun terrace, Casa da Beira is located in Feiteiras. Funchal is 21 km from the property. The accommodation is fitted with a seating and dining area. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony with sea views. Average score from 132 guest reviews: 9.0/10.


Casa Da Piedade

Casa Da Piedade

Situated in a restored 18th-century home, Casa Da Piedade offers a lounge with fireplace, outdoor garden with barbecue and brightly decorated rooms. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Average score from 283 guest reviews: 8.9/10.


Solar de Boaventura

Solar de Boaventura

This guest house offers traditional country-house accommodation on spacious grounds, surrounded by the tree-lined mountains of Boaventura. It features miniature golf, a games room with pool table and several lounge areas. Average score from 174 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$43 - $64

Casa da Capelinha

Casa da Capelinha

Situated in rural Madeira, this 4-star hotel offers well-appointed accommodation with a garden patio or balcony offering views of the Atlantic Ocean or the mountains. It features a 16th-century chapel on site. Average score from 271 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$45 - $85

Estalagem do Vale

Estalagem do Vale

Overlooking the valleys of Sào Vicente, this restored 18th-century manor house features a garden with a heated swimming pool. Guest can enjoy the on-site wellness facilities and the traditional restaurant. Average score from 143 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$56 - $149

Quinta Do Arco

Quinta Do Arco

Quinta Do Arco offers villa accommodation with views of Laurissilva and the Atlantic Ocean. Quinta do Arco features an outdoor swimming pool. One-bedroom villas are well equipped with a kitchenette and balcony. Average score from 161 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$69 - $91

Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos

Dorisol Pousada Dos Vinhaticos

Pousada dos Vinháticos is set high in the mountains of Madeira with panoramic views over the island and access to famous walks. Rooms have satellite TV and internet is available in common areas. Average score from 350 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$48 - $64

Estalagem do Mar

Estalagem do Mar

With all accommodations offering breathtaking views over the Atlantic, this hotel is quietly situated 1 km from São Vicente. The palm garden features a circular pool overlooking the water. Average score from 102 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$48 - $85

Chalé Da Melaria

Chalé Da Melaria

Chalé Da Melaria is a chalet situated in São Vicente, 1.9 km from Volcanic caves of São Vicente. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.



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