What to visit and where to eat in Madeira

Going to Madeira with our children was something we were already planning to do even before the pandemic. Interestingly, this turned out to be the perfect time for these little vacations that served, not only to relax and break the exhausting monotony we've been in for so long, but to show the little ones where their father lived a few years before going to University.

It's been a few years, before we were parents, that Nuno and I were there and the truth is that I liked the island so much that I was looking forward to going back and visiting again some of the places I loved the most - not to mention the amazing food.

So, I leave you with some suggestions of what to visit on the wonderful island. Please note, however, that as the island is quite large and has a lot to see, a car rental is essential.


Visit Funchal

As it turns out, visiting the island's capital is mandatory. The city center is very beautiful, especially the most historic area.

Another option that I highly recommend is taking the cable car ride, which makes for an absolutely incredible trip.

Cape Girão

An incredible viewpoint with a glass bottom that makes your legs tremble with its majestic 589m high above the fajãs and makes you breathless in the face of such beauty. Absolutely unmissable.

Pico do Areeiro

Pico do Areeiro is another place of indescribable beauty. The rocks above the clouds provide an impressive view and the winding road to get there is really worth it.