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.
A Natural Reserve since 1995, in early September the Desertas islands received the European Certificate of Protected Areas from the Council of Europe, an award that attests to the recovery and protection work in the area over the past few decades.
The Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM) and the prestigious Madeiran designer, Nini Andrade, joined in a partnership aiming to create a collection that values and promotes Madeira Embroidery abroad.
Two German rowers were recently involved in a sports event, unprecedented in the region, which aimed at promoting good environmental protection practices and warning about issues related to global climate changes.
The Calheta Sugar Cane Mill [Engenho da Calheta], founded in 1901 and located on the Western south coast of Madeira, further enriches its treasures with the opening of a museum which displays one of the early and most important productive activities in the region: the sugar cane culture.
The Portuguese National Geographic Channel has published on its official Facebook page a photo of the “Doca do Cavacas” swimming pool, located southwest of Funchal. Over the past few days, the photograph raised 2800 “likes” and has been shared over 800 times.
The Portuguese soap opera “Flor do Mar”, which was filmed on the Island of Madeira and broadcasted for the first time between November 17th 2008 and November 8th 2009, is, again, being broadcasted on the Portuguese TV channel TVI.