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.
For the seventh consecutive year, Madeira Destination was elected by the World Travel Awards as the World´s Leading Island Destination 2021, in those that are considered to be the“ Oscars of tourism ”, in a gala that was held in virtual format.
In view of the epidemiological evolution in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, and in accordance with Government Resolution No. 778/2021, of 26th August, the Regional Government of Madeira will maintain the set of preventive measures, already in force, starting from 27th August.
The Associação Portuguesa para Defesa do Consumidor - DECO (Portuguese Association for Consumer Defense), launched the 2021 Tourism and Leisure Guide in times of COVID-19 pandemic, a bilingual publication in digital format (Portuguese and English), which gathers support information and advice on different themes: EU Digital COVID Certificate; Air Transportion; Local Accommodation; Hotel Bookings Camping and Caravan Parks; Beaches and Pools; Restaurants; IVAucher; Shows and Festivals; Cinemas, Theaters and Gyms.
The CAPITEN project – Atlantic Cluster for Technological and Economic Innovation in the Nautical Sector is a collaborative European project that brings together 20 partners from various countries including Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom and Ireland, with the responsible entity in Madeira being ACIF - Funchal Commercial and Industrial Association - Madeira Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
As part of the commemorations of the centenary of the birth of the Madeiran writer, poet, historian and painter António Aragão , the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture promotes a cycle of eight concerts which includes various musical genres, from classical music, jazz and traditional Madeiran music, in an event taking place in four municipalities of the Region, namely, São Vicente, Machico, Ribeira Brava and Funchal.
Madeira destination is among the best holiday island destinations in Europe, according to the travel search engine Momondo.pt, in the subcategory "Best Active Holiday Destination", occupying the 8th place, in a poll that included other tourist destinations, such as Tenerife (Spain), followed by Iceland, Majorca (Spain), Corsica (Italy) and Sicily (Italy), among others.
As part of the conservation and restoration work on the ceilings of the Cathedral of Funchal, which began in November 2019, the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture, through the Regional Directorate of Culture (RDC), is carrying out the latest guided tours of the ongoing works, aimed at residents and visitors.