Seafront nears completion. Cable car reopens. Carnival.

Seafront work to be finished for summer

The Diario recently reported that the substantial work redesigning and rebuilding the drainage channels that accommodate the three streams that flow through the centre of Funchal (São João, Santa Luzia and João Gomes) is expected to be completed by this June. This will be one of ............ more

Carnival. New £1 coin.

Carnival 1

Carnival commences

With the Festa dos Compadres, the traditional opening event, taking place over this weekend in Santana, the Carnival season is now underway. The full Funchal Carnival programme, courtesy of,  is below as usual:

New £1 coin: Time running out to spend old coins

Nothing to do with Madeira, but in ............ more

Weather. Aquaculture. Madeira Regency Palace.

Weather forecast


As I write this on Tuesday morning the poor weather that has been forecast for some days seems to have finally arrived – at least in Funchal. The yellow rain warning reported above has been extended throughout the whole of Valentine’s days until 8.00am on the 15th, and the ............ more

Weather warning. Casa das Queimadas.

Cloud and rain clipart

Weather – Orange warning for Saturday

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) the island is currently on a yellow warning which will reach orange tomorrow due to the “sea bustle” as it is described in this morning’s Diario. There is also wind and rain in Porto Santo, the North ............ more

Cabo Girão. Funchal Top Rating.

Aerial view of Cabo Girão

Cabo Girão Natural Park

At the end of January the Diário da República published the Regional Legislative Decree that creates the Marine Natural Park of Cabo Girão and enshrines this in Potuguese law. The classification of the Cabo Girão Marine Natural Park is a result of the implementation in the ............ more

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