Do I need insect repellent in Madeira?

The mosquitos in Madeira seem to be the Aedes aegypti variety, the Yellow fever mosquito which is active during daylight hours unlike other species and so it is wise to use repellant, particularly when in restaurants in town.

Are mosquitoes a problem in Madeira?

Madeira is a subtropical island that differs from other locations with similar climates in a very special way. The island has virtually no pests and is free of dangerous insects and bugs. Wild animals are limited to rabbits and birds. There are no snakes and no swarms of irritating mosquitoes!

Are there spiders in Madeira?

There are also spiders in parts of the dense forest here on Madeira, apart from that, just the normal small ones like house spiders you find in UK, no danger, nothing to worry about.

Is the tap water in Madeira safe to drink?


There is plenty of water in Madeira and it is all drinkable and of excellent quality. Porto Santo uses desalinated water, which is perfectly safe to drink.

Is Madeira Island Expensive?

Madeira isn’t expensive at all, you can find low cost accommodations and also low cost places to eat all around the island (avoid touristic areas in Funchal, there are more expensive).

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Are there cockroaches in Madeira?

Madeira Cockroach. … Male and female Madeira cockroaches resemble each other in appearance. They are about one and a half inches to 2 inches in length. They are found in warm climates, throughout tropical regions of the Caribbean.

What is the crime rate in Madeira Portugal?

Crime rates in Funchal, Portugal

Level of crime 6.99 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs 30.56 Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 22.60 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 5.75 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery 36.11 Low

Is Madeira a poor country?

Madeira is home for one of the poorest regions in all Europe. … Madeira as a Gross domestic product per capita of 103% of the European average. It is s reported to be the second richest region of Portugal, right after the Portugese capital, and yet manages to have such poverty.

What is the best month to go to Madeira?

For the highest temperatures the best time to visit Madeira is between August and September although the sub tropical climate offers sunshine throughout the year and winter months are equally popular with visitors. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 27 C and an average low of 21 C.

Which part of Madeira has the best weather?


Close to probably the prettiest village in Madeira, Jardim do Mar, the southwestern corner of the island is well-known to be the sunniest and warmest, so it comes as no surprise to find here so many beautiful and luxurious villas.

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