Awards

 

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have received several awards over the years, both nationally and internationally, a testimony of the islands excellence ranked in the top of world tourist destinations. 

 
 
 
 

AWARDS - Madeira and Porto Santo Islands (1992 - 2021)

 

 AWARDS

YEAR

 ENTITY 


"Porto Santo Beach - European Safest Beaches 2021"
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations 

"Most Romantic Destinations for Valentine Day in Europe - Porto Santo Island" (1st place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best Bird Watching Destinations in Europe (1st place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Most Paradisiacal destinations in Europe" (1st place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best European Cruise Destination" (1st place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Warmest destinations for winter sun in Europe" (1st place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Europe's Safest Destination to Travel in 2021"
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best European Destination for Road Trips" (2nd place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best Destinations to watch dolphins & whales in Europe" (2nd place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best Hiking Destination in Europe" (5th place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best Natural Beaches in Europe - Porto Moniz" (8th place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2021" (8th place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations

"Most Romantic Destination in Europe" (11th place)
 
2021 EBD - European Best Destinations 

"Safest destination in Europe for Christmas - Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2020"  (1st place)

2020

EBD - European Best Destinations   


"Best Easter Destination in Europe" (3rd place)
 
2020 EBD - European Best Destinations   

"World´s Leading Island Destination"
 
2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015. WTA - World Travel Awards

"Europe´s Leading Island Destination"   

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013            WTA - World Travel Awards         

"Porto Santo Biosphere Reserve" - UNESCO

2020

UNESCO

"Bailinho da Madeira (Typical Folk dance)- Popular Culture award"     

2020

7 Wonders of Portugal

"Madeira World´s Best Emerging Golf Destination"

2019 World Golf Awards

"Five Stars Award Portugal - Flower Festival, Madeira Wine, Porto Santo beach, CR7 Museum" 

2020

 

Cinco Estrelas Regiões Award

 

"Europe’s Most underrated short-haul weekender"    

2019/2020 MONOCLE

"Best Public Stand BTL"

2019

BTL - Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa

"Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve "GLORES Award - Global Ocean Refuge System"

2018

Global Ocean Refuge System

"TOP 10  Best Islands in the World - Travellers’ Choice - 6th Place"

2015

 

Tripadvisor - Travellers’ Choice™

 

"Funchal - City of the Year - Sustainable Mobility"

2013

Civitas Awards

"7 Wonders Beaches of Portugal - "Beaches and Dunes" - Porto Santo Island Beach"

2012

7 Wonders of Portugal

"Santana Biosphere Reserve" - UNESCO"  

2011 UNESCO

"7 Natural Wonders of  Portugal - "Forest and Woods" -  Laurissilva Forest

2010

7 Wonders of Portugal

"Destination of Excellence and Quality",  in the following categories Mountain and Landscape, Diving, Accommodation, Culture and Heritage, Security and Shopping"

2009/2014 SMED/OMT
System of Measures for Excellence
in Destinations

"Greatest Fireworks Show in the World" - Guinness World Records

2006/2007

Guinness World Records™

Laurissilva Forest "World´s Natural Heritage of Humanity - UNESCO" 

1999

UNESCO

"Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve" European Diploma of the Council of Europe for Protected Areas" 

1992

European Council (EU)

 

 

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