Europe’s leading island destination again!

World Travel Awards logo

The Diario online reports that Madeira was tonight distinguished for the fourth time as Europe’s ‘best island destination’ at the tourism “Oscars” gala held in St Petersburg, Russia. In the 24th edition of the World Travel Awards, an initiative created ............ more

Pestana expansion continues.

Pestana Casino Studios before

Pestana growth

The reality is beginning to emerge from the ambitious plans announced by Pestana earlier this year when they revealed that they were planning 22 new hotels over the next four years in eight different countries. 4,000 rooms to the existing ones, combining to a impressive total ............ more

Cabo Girão. Tourism records. Blog.


Cabo Girão entry remains free until 2018

Charging for entry at Cabo Girão will only takes come into force from January next year, the Regional Secretariat of Finance and Public Administration confirmed yesterday. The Cabo Girão turnstiles were functioning during the day, prompting some confusion over charges. A SRFAP ............ more

Pico Ruivo sunrise. Levada charging points.

Levada powered charging points for mobile phones and torches

WalkMe Guide (link on the sidebar) published a YouTube video of sunrise on Pico Ruivo recently. The torchlight ascent which starts the Pico Ruivo video coincides with the announcement of a project to provide water-powered charging points for mobile phones and torches on the levadas ............ more

Gorgulho Hotel reopens as “Tiles”. Fires.

Gorgulho hotel reopens as Tiles

Most visitors to Funchal will not have missed the extensive work that has been undertaken over the past months on what could arguably be described as one of Funchal’s ugliest hotels in the centre of the Lido district.
Now refurbished as a “modern four star hotel” ............ more

More ferry details emerge.


Perhaps it is not a coincidence with elections approaching, but the Diario today carries the story that public funding of three million euros per year has increased the number of parties interested in operating the ferry link between Funchal and the mainland. Residents will have ............ more

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