Madeira attractions nearby

So you have decided to book a flight to Funchal and enjoy the beauty of Madeira landscape, the fantastic waters and of course the exclusive nightlife as much as you can. There are still many things that you can do while being in this wonderful area. Take a day or two and explore Madeira attraction nearby as I am sure you will not regret it. Savage vegetation, historical places, blue and serene waters, fantastic beaches can easily be accessed from Madeira Islands.

Desertas Islands and Sauvage Islands

There are many interesting and fascinating place that you can enjoy during a day trip. Just ask your hotel manager or a tour guide and they will give you complete information on all the trips organized close to Funchal. Among the most popular ones are Desertas Islands and Sauvage Islands cruise. You have the unique possibility of admiring a splendid landscape on board of some of the fanciest ships but most of all, to admire a rare rocky landscape, a reminder of the extinct volcanoes. Those who are interest in avian species will be very pleased to find out that the rock cliffs are home to some unique species such as Madeira Storm-petrel, Cory’s Shearwater and yellow legged-Gull. Both of the islands are part of a natural reservation, protected by law, therefore, you should get information on what you are allowed to do or not, during your visit.

Gran Canaria

Part of Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean, Gran Canaria has more than 1500 km square and is part of Spain. The most visited city of the island is the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. You can easily visit this beautiful island and its gorgeous beaches and also the historical part of capital as there are many excursions from Madeira to Gran Canaria as the distance between the two locations is 450 km. And if you are into water parks or thematic water parks, then you will for sure enjoy Aquasur or Ocean Park, two of the most popular water parks in Gran Canaria.


Probably the most popular island in the Canary Islands is Tenerife. Also known as the Island of Eternal Spring, Tenerife is the biggest, the highest and also the most populated out of the Canary Islands. Thinking of visiting Tenerife in one day? Then, here are some attraction you should not miss: Aqualand Costa Adeje, Las Aguilas Jungle Park, Royal Dolphin and Tropical Dolphin or Loro Parque are only a few of the best amusement parks in Tenerife, that attract tourists every year. Also, do not miss Teide National Park; created around the highest pick in Spain, Mount Teide, this spot is ideal for adventurous spirits.

Desertas Islands, Sauvage Islands, Gran Canaria or Tenerife, here are only a few of Madeira attractions nearby. If you are planning on expanding your vacation in this area and exploit it as much as you can you can also go to Lanzarote or other uninhabited islands and become a “conquistador” (conqueror) yourself. Have fun!

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