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.
The Institute for Forestry and Nature Conservation (IFCN) has recently concluded an important construction work in the area of Rabaçal, at the PR6 – Levada das 25 Fontes walk, thus contributing to reduce the human load which this trail daily undergoes.
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.
Madeira will host very shortly another unprecedented sporting initiative - the "Mini Kitesurf Odyssey" –,engaged by the athlete Francisco Lufinha, who held last December another kitesurf journey between the Selvagens islands and Funchal (165 nautical miles).
The Spanish tour operator “Mas Costas" visited the Golden Island as part of a fam trip, where was assured that this year Porto Santo will have flight connections from the cities of Madrid and Santiago de Compostela.
Conservation and restoration work done to the altarpiece and pews in Funchal Cathedral’s Moorish chapel between April 2013 and June 2014 has been awarded a prize by the Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM), in the conservation and restoration category.
The Casa do Povo da Ilha launched a new thematic travel guide entitled “Our People, Our Brand”, in order to promote the cultural and tourist heritage of this village located in the municipality of Santana.