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 needlepoint canvas is, today, an art in extinction. We, Bordal – Madeira Embroidery, decided to present to the public the art pieces we keep and preserve, as well as the history of this art. Above all, we seek to make this cultural heritage known, especially to Madeiran people, because it is part of our history, so that this knowledge does not disappear.
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.
As part of the initiatives regarding the Flower Festival, one of the most emblematic of Madeira’s tourist attractions, "Correios de Portugal" (the Portuguese postal services, CTT) promoted the release of its most recent stamp collection on this subject – a homage to the flowers of Madeira and genuine island traditions.
With the Atlantic at its feet, Funchal is a city with 500 years of history and has a rich cultural heritage. Now, it’s possible to discover its secrets and mysteries through guided tours carried out by the Academic Association of Madeira University (AAUMa).
The excellent quality of Madeiran hotels has been consistently recognised, not only for customer loyalty, but also by major tour operators and companies involved in the tourism industry, awarding prizes in different categories.