Madeira’s Sister Island of Porto Santo

Porto Santo is a small island that was discovered by Portuguese navigators in 1418 and it was the first of many islands to be discovered by the maritime power of Portugal during the 15th and 16th centuries.  The island is located 29 miles northeast of Madeira Island; the larger of the two islands in the … Continue reading Madeira’s Sister Island of Porto Santo

Surfing on Portugal’s Exotic Island of Madeira in the Atlantic

Surfing first started on the Portuguese island of Madeira in the 1970's off the villages of Paul do Mar, Jardim do Mar and Ponta Pequena. Almost every surf spot is rocky and powerful. No waves seem to break under six feet in the winter months, making it only suitable for the intermediate to experienced surfer. Madeira really did not come to … Continue reading Surfing on Portugal’s Exotic Island of Madeira in the Atlantic

Madeira Islands Annual Spring Flower Festival

The annual flower festival on the island of Madeira is a perfect festival to represent the natural beauty of Madeira island. It is here in which the Portuguese call the land of eternal spring. The island is known for its unique gardens and exotic flowers, where anything and everything grows in these fertile soils. This … Continue reading Madeira Islands Annual Spring Flower Festival