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Madeira is a vibrant pearl of the Atlantic, one of the oldest elite resorts in the world. Excellent conditions for a relaxed and active holiday are combined here with the rich gifts of pristine nature. Following our tips, you will explore the archipelago far and wide and return home with a baggage of positive and colorful photographs.
1. STAND ABOUT THE VOID
Take a bus or rent a car and go to the highest cape of Europe – Cape Girao. The Atlantic Ocean will be literally at your feet. The route from Funchal lies through the picturesque village of Camara de Lobos. On the way, you will meet wine cellars, an old church, banana plantations. Continue reading
Finally, we moved south, towards our main goal – a house near Lagos, a town in the main resort region of the country – Alagarve. As soon as we left Peniche, the heat returned immediately. In general, almost the entire time we spent during the day, the temperature held 33-35 degrees without a hint of clouds. In the evening, a cool breeze blew from the ocean, which completely abolished the need for air conditioning.
To the south we drove along a toll-free, almost empty highway and were there already after 4.5 hours. Money for using the road was withdrawn automatically from us and recorded on the account of the company from which we rented a car, so we did not even have to stop. With the car company, we settled after. Continue reading
It all started three years ago with a picture on Pinterest. I set up a “to visit” board there and with the thought “dreaming is not harmful” added a magical view of some Portuguese beach to it. It turned out, really, not harmful – so I dreamed up to the best vacation in my life.
As a result of long discussions, a preliminary plan was formed: in a couple of days to have time to say “Ola!” To Lisbon, take a look at the surroundings and move south, where a village house was waiting for us. And the ocean.
How to go?
We flew from Moscow to Lisbon with a direct and convenient evening Transaero flight. Continue reading