Sitting pretty just off the west coast of Morocco, this ‘floating garden’ is a gorgeous green isle, and an outdoorsy-type’s paradise at any time of year. Take to the winding walking trails or make for the majestic villages with their impressive architecture and rich histories. However you fill your days, they’re destined to be memorable in Madeira.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located off the coast of north-west Africa. This lush group of islands is known for its lush landscape and balmy subtropical climate, making it a year-round holiday destination.
How long is the flight from the UK to Madeira?
Birmingham to Madeira - 3 hours 55 minutes
Bristol to Madeira - 3 hours 35 minutes
East Midlands to Madeira - 3 hours 55 minutes
Edinburgh to Madeira - 3 hours 55 minutes
Glasgow to Madeira - 4 hours 10 minutes
Leeds Bradford to Madeira - 4 hours
London Stansted to Madeira - 3 hours 55 minutes
Manchester to Madeira - 4 hours
Newcastle to Madeira - 4 hours 5 minutes
How many airports does Madeira have?
Madeira Airport (FNC) is the only international airport in the archipelago. You'll find it on the main island, just 20 minutes from the capital, Funchal.
How far is Madeira Airport from the main Madeira resorts?
If you're holidaying in Funchal, it's only a quick 20-minute journey from the airport. Canico takes less than 10 minutes to reach, while Calheta comes with a 50-minute drive time.
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A natural wonder
The Sao Vicente Caves give evidence of Madeira’s volcanic past, with long stretches of lava tubes formed in an eruption 400,000 years ago. The underground tour will take you into the bowels of the earth, where you’ll see fascinating rock formations, and no doubt learn a thing or two. Walkers – you’re gonna love the levada trails.
And a historic haven
Want to discover more about this enchanting island? The Madeira Story Centre, located in the Old Town of Funchal, is a great place to start. Here, you’ll learn everything about Madeira’s history, from its volcanic birth 14 million years ago to the present day.
Let’s talk shopping
The main shopping centres and streets are in the capital city, Funchal, with Forum Madeira and Dolce Vita two of the biggest and most modern. If you’re after something more authentic, head to Mercado dos Lavradores farmer’s market to pick up everything from flowers to fabrics.
Upgrade to a package holiday
Get everything included in one handy package when you choose a Jet2holiday to Madeira. That means your choice of 2 to 5-star hotel, return Jet2.com flights, 22kg baggage and transfers!
Opt for luxury in Madeira when you choose an Indulgent Escape to this Portuguese island. Included in the package is your five-star hotel, return flights, 25kg baggage, private transfers and special extras.
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