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Destination guide

Relaxation in Funchal holiday lettings

A sea of red-tiled roofs marks out Funchal – the capital of Madeira – from the deep cobalt of the Atlantic Ocean and the tropical greens of the mountains that surround it. With blooms of fuchsias and bougainvillea dressing the streets, cacti sprouting from the sidewalks and purple-blooming jacarandas jostling overhead, this surely has to be one of the prettiest cities to wander. Botanical gardens are an obvious addition, while a charming cathedral and a whole museum dedicated to the city's most revered son, Cristiano Ronaldo, make for a rounded range of attractions. Funchal holiday rentals await…

Things to do

Attractions near Funchal holiday homes

When the city can count a certain Cristiano Ronaldo as one of its sons, it's hardly a surprise that football is nothing short of a religion in Funchal. Cue the CR7 Museum, built to honour the goal-scoring prowess of the great galactico. It chronicles his rise to fame, with endless displays of trophies, signed shirts and studded boots. Up the hill is an altogether different draw – the Madeira Botanical Garden. There you'll find blooming beds of exotic flowers most people can't even pronounce, laden with cacti and orchids and all sorts of mysterious plantlife.

Activities

Fun things to do near Funchal holiday homes

Forget what you've heard about Funchal holiday rentals being just for the retirees. The capital of Madeira is gateway to one of the wildest and most adventure-ready corners of Portugal. Walking guides simply love it when visitors stroll in asking for planned treks across the rock-ribbed ridges of Pico Ruivo, where signposted levadas – trails – lead to soaring lookouts and unexpected doors to cellars bursting with Madeiran wine. Other holidaymakers prefer explorations on the Atlantic, where whale watching and dolphin spotting are usually top of the bill.

Day trips

Best excursions near Funchal holiday homes

Funchal is the ideal base camp to explore the wonders of Madeira. Holiday homes are close to places like Pico do Arieiro, a mountain beach with a cafe and gift shops among stunning views, and Madeira Botanical Garden, a hillside botanical garden with a bird park, natural history museum and glass houses. You could also visit Desertas Islands, a nature reserve with a population of earless seals and dolphins, and São Vicente Caves, a volcanic cave system and museum with exhibits about geology.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Funchal holiday lettings

You don't really have to worry about the weather in Funchal, it stays pretty pleasant for much of the year. There are some slight fluctuations that can affect whether you pack the walking boots or the swimming shorts, like the change from averages of around 16 degrees in the winter months of December to March, to 25-degree highs in the summer months of June to August. Hikers might prefer the seasons in between, like spring, which can be dry and warm – perfect for hitting the volcanic trails.

Natural features

Blooming gorgeous Funchal

Flowers are everywhere in Funchal. It's even likely your Funchal holiday rental will have a plume of bougainvillea here or a magenta-topped cactus there, such is the colourful nature of the capital. To really get a taste of what sort of kaleidoscopic flora dominates this isle in the Atlantic, you should head up, past the botanical gardens, into the Funchal Ecological Park. Peaks of craggy black and brown stone top out over green slopes there, all crossed by gallery forests of fir trees and pockets of multicoloured wildflowers.

How to get there

Transport to and around Funchal

Fly into Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city centre.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Funchal

Funchal is an ultimate honeymoon destination with an array of romantic spots. Holiday homes can be found near places like Monte Palace Tropical Garden, a multilevel garden with exotic trees and flowers, ponds, sculptures and a mineral museum, and Santa Catarina Park, a large park with nature trails, colourful blooms and wildlife. You could also visit Museu Quinta das Cruzes, a museum of decorative arts, including jewellery, antiques and ceramics, in an 18th-century villa in lush gardens.

Can I find a vacation rental around Funchal?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,762 vacation rentals near Funchal. From 178 villas to 988 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Funchal for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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