Cheap Flights to Madeira
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Jet2.com now offers regular cheap flights to Funchal, the capital of the beautiful islands of Madeira. Madeira, an Autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, popular with tourists for its mild sun year-round, vast stretches of golden beaches and dramatic, rugged landscape, oh and of course the cake. Cheap flights take you to Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island, the only two inhabited parts of the region, with Madeira Island being the fulcrum of tourist activity.
Aptly regarded as the 'Pearl of the Atlantic', Madeira is a picture perfect postcard of an island with verdant scenery stretching for miles and mountainous peaks reaching for the clear blue skies. It is a holiday paradise for those wanting some relaxation by the sea and a haven for hikers and adventurers wanting to scale the heights - in particular the 6,100-foot Pico Ruivo - and explore the volcanic caves.
Set amongst these salubrious settings is a culture of fine food and traditional wine-making that receives global praise. The island's wineries are very popular with tourists making the most of cheap flights to Madeira and represents a wonderful day spent learning about the wine-making process as well as enjoying a few samples of their favourite tipple!
Cheap Flights to Funchal for Capital Fun in the Sun
Cheap flights to Funchal, the capital, takes you to Madeira's natural hub of activity with a plethora of hotels, restaurants - boasting fine Madeira wine - and soft, sandy beaches set amongst the picturesque backdrop. The dramatic landscape has been etched and eroded out of the volcanic activity of the area to create natural rock-forms and the mountainous nature of Madeira lends itself to some breathtaking views.
Guided walks across the levadas are very popular with holidaymakers making the most of cheap flights to Madeira. Regular guides take groups of tourists along the old irrigation systems - some of which remain in use today - that controlled the rain flow. They criss-cross along the mountain sides exposing beautiful vistas and offer a great way to explore the island. Madeira Explorers run these tours and offer a safe route for your exploration.
The market in the capital is alive with colour, smells and the throng of people sampling fresh fruit, fish and making a few holiday purchases to take back with them on their cheap flights from Jet2.com.
The harbour attracts tourists year round, with people often mooring up on their yachts, and cruise liners dropping holidaymakers off so they can visit the many attractions that decorate Funchal's coast. Cheap flights to this part of Madeira will take you to the original family home of Cristiano Ronaldo - now the world's most expensive footballer who once cost a local Funchal youth team just 40p!
Cheap Flights to Unlock Madeira's Heritage
Away from the tourist friendly capital, cheap flights to Madeira allow you to explore what makes this island the 'Pearl of the Atlantic'. Madeira Santana is a typically quaint Madeira village on the north coast where you will find the iconic and interesting 'palheiros' - small, triangular cottages, traditionally built with thatched roofs and painted white, red and blue. They are a wonder that have to been seen to be believed.
The rich wine culture, which has been carefully cultivated and maintained since the 17th Century, remains the island's biggest export and has helped shape its identity. During those heady days of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Madeira wine was considered the most popular luxury beverage in the Western Hemisphere. Today you can pay a visit to one of the remaining wineries, like Old Blandy's Wine Lodge in Funchal to learn all about their unique wine-making process and toast to it with a few samples of the different flavours!
Jet2.com's cheap flights to Madeira give you the added bonus of visiting another island during the same holiday. Porto Santo is only about 25miles away and takes just 15 minutes when using the local airline service. Here you will marvel at the seemingly endless stretches of beaches that are renowned for having therapeutic qualities because of the blend of minerals in the sand. This place is all about relaxation so book a revitalising session in the thalassotherapy clinic. As well as this, cheap flights to Madeira unlock the many golf courses and facilities for other sports the small peaceful island has to offer.
Back on Madeira Island there is an exhilarating way to travel to Funchal from Monte - tobogganing. Having made your way up to Monte - which sits overlooking the bustling capital - in a short cable car ride, the only truly interesting way back down is in a wicker toboggan. This tradition, which once had Ernest Hemmingway gushing with excitement, is a popular tourist activity as you brave the steep hills with taxis zipping by. Experienced guides will control your two person toboggan down the hill to offer you a thrilling ride into the island's capital.
With a whole host of attractions to visit and sights to explore, cheap flights to Madeira from Jet2.com offer you the chance to unlock the charm and beauty of this vibrant island.
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