Known as the pearl of the Atlantic, Madeira is a beautiful lush green island, which some believe is part of the lost continent of Atlantis. The Portuguese Island is a popular retreat for the rich and famous, as well as UK families and young couples looking for a tropical paradise close to home.
Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool or explore its many historic towns, the best thing about Madeira is that you can enjoy it at any time of the year. The subtropical island’s winters are only four degrees lower than their summers, meaning year round sunshine is only a few hours flight time away from Jet2.com’s UK airports.
Exploring the Island
The natural beauty of Madeira is best explored by foot, by bike or even on horseback. The island is famous for its levada walking - narrow winding pathways that follow the old watercourses over hilltops, through terraced orchards and down steep valleys. The views from these unusual walks are simply breath-taking.
After a day exploring the countryside, head into one of the many historic towns and villages to watch the sun go down over a big bowl of fresh seafood and a glass of Madeira’s world famous wine.
With lots of cheap flights to Madeira available at Jet2.com, you could soon be escaping the winter chill for Portugal’s stunning subtropical paradise.