Overview

There are two very different sides to Madeira. Most visitors never venture outside of Funchal, the island’s lively, bustling capital. The small hamlet of Porto Moniz is the opposite – peaceful, quiet and relaxing: it’s the real Madeira that most tourists never see.

Tucked-away in the north-west corner of the island, surrounded by the steep volcanic cliffs which characterise the north coast, the ‘port town of Moniz’ is famous amongst islanders. It’s seawater pools are some of the best swimming spots of the island – where the ocean has naturally sculpted pools from the volcanic rock and the Madeiran’s have added a few final mand-made touches. In a nutshell: it’s sun, sea and swimming for a week – and we’ll include a hire car so you can explore this unassuming and beautiful corner of Madeira.

Itinerary

You’ll begin your holiday by flying direct from the UK to Madeira. Our driver will collect you from your flight, for the transfer to your accommodation in Porto Moniz.
Porto Moniz is famous for its seawater pools andyou can spend the whole day swimming at the Piscinas Naturais (entrance is free for hotel guests).
Your hire car will be delivered this morning. You could take a drive to the cascata da Garganta Funda waterfall; one of the highest waterfalls on the island, before driving to Achadas cable car. You could end the day with a sunset swim.
You could take a drive along the north coast, via the Casacata Veu da Noiva waterfall, to the village of Sao Vicente: home to the island’s Volcanism Centre.
Madeira has a spectacularly mountainous interior – one of the most beautiful spots to explore is the Curral das Freiras (the Nun’s Valley). It’s a short drive from the valley down to the south coast; to the famous glass skywalk at Cabo Girao; one of Europe’s highest sea cliffs.
You could spend the day in the capital Funchal - heading to sea with our crew for an afternoon whale and dolphin watching trip.
Explore the pretty seaside villages down on the south-west coast of the island- Calheta, Ponta do Sol and Paul do Mar: home to some of the best restaurants on the island.
You'll return your hire car to the airport before flying home.

£1200 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED: direct return flights from the UK. Accommodation in a twin/double en-suite room on a B&B basis, an airport transfer and car hire.

Activities

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