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.
Madeira is taking part in various promotional events in national and international markets, through the Regional Tourism Office of Madeira (DRTM) and in partnership with the Madeira Promotion Bureau (APM).
The Atlantic Festival is an unique event, organized by the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transportation, which combines classical music concerts, firework shows and other art exhibitions as part of the Regional Arts Week.
In the context of diving activity, an innovative new project was begun last year, at the national level, based on "construction" of a subaquatic route known as "Below the Eels", which allows visitors to travel a pre-determined route to observe a specific species of marine fauna and the respective surrounding flora.
A recent study lead by the online Travel Agency eDreams, in partnership with Viator (a tourist animation company), placed Madeira Islands as one of the best European beach/coastal destinations for this summer.