What to visit in Madeira?

Madeira is a nature island, it's simply a paradise for hikers. However, for the less sporty or those who just want to do some sightseeing, what are the things and places to visit when on holiday in Madeira? How to avoid tourist traps and not come away disappointed from a visit? I will try to answer this question in this section. You can use the interactive map of Madeira places to visit below.

One of the best places to visit in Madeira is Funchal, the capital. There are 1000 things to see in Funchal without being disappointed. From the Botanical Gardens to the Madeira Wine Cellars to the Funchal Market, you really need to focus on the capital if you are interested in culture.

If some of Madeira's villages are famous, it's mainly for its incredible nature that Madeira is known. That's why I recommend the What to see in Madeira section which lists all the natural places to discover: from the jungle-like primary forest to Madeira's flowers, a real anthology of colours, passing by the mountains, impressive with their volcanic picos, to finish on the ocean shores, a mix of cliffs and pebble beaches.

I also recommend the What to do in Madeira section which lists many free (and sometimes paid) activities to do on the Flower Island.