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 Madeira Tourism Board has eight Tourist Information Offices. Two of them are in Funchal and six in other parts of Madeira and one in Porto Santo island. Madeira Tourism Board also has one tourist information desk offices in Lisbon.
The name of Ribeira Brava derives from a stream of water which crosses it and almost always has a rebellious flow.
In this parish, we can find the Ethnographic Museum of Madeira, which exhibits collections of ethnographic objects linked to different social, economic and cultural aspects of the archipelago of Madeira.
The Fort of São Bento is also in Ribeira Brava, which currently houses the tourism office, and the Lighthouse where you can climb and overlook Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and the Campanário hills.