The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
Madeira Islands, elected in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 "Europe's Leading Island Destination" is nominated once again by the World Travel Awards (WTA), in this category for the sixth consecutive year.
The Centre of Earth Sciences of the University of Minho has coordinated a national project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, bringing together the Portuguese geological heritage in one book.
As in previous years, Quercus, the National Association for Nature Conservation has identified, and accordingly with established criteria, the Portuguese bathing water classified as having gold quality, based on the official public information provided by the Portuguese Environment Agency.
The sandy beach of Band d’Além, also known as Praia Amarela (Yellow Beach), in the city of Machico, obtained the Accessible Beach Flag, which signals a bathing infrastructure adapted to limited mobility visitors.
This past weekend, north American Anthony Johnson and the “Pesca Grossa” vessel crew, captained by Nuno Gonçalves and Frothy da Silva won the Blue Marlin World Cup prize for catching a swordfish with 296 kilos.