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!
Do you need insect repellent in Madeira?
No inoculations required, just take usual precautions such as wearing anti-mozzie spray containing Deet and keeping balcony doors and windows shut at night and maybe taking a plug-in deterrent with you.
What is the best month to go to Madeira?
The best time to go to Madeira for warm weather and comfortable temperatures is in spring or autumn. It’s still very warm and you’ll have at least nine hours of beautiful sunshine to enjoy per day.
How safe is Madeira island?
Considered one of the safest destinations in Europe, based on recognized proven criteria, the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM) was able to combine safety and leisure, providing its visitors with a peaceful and comfortable vacation or business visit, thus justifying the epithet of the World’s Leading Island …
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.
Can I drink the water in Madeira?
There is plenty of water in Madeira and it is all drinkable and of excellent quality.
Why is Madeira Airport dangerous?
The runway is supported by 180 columns, each about 70 meters tall. A voiceover explains that the location of Madeira Airport is subject to “heavy turbulence, wind changes” and is “sheer close to the ground due to the surrounding hills,” thus making it “one of the most dangerous” runways in the world.
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).
Is Madeira a winter destination?
Long stay winter holidays
Madeira is the perfect winter sun holiday destination – the weather is fantastic all year round, so the island isn’t any less lively. The main difference you’ll notice is the lack of crowds! Plus, of course, it’s cheaper to visit Madeira in the winter than the summer.
Can you still fly to Madeira from UK?
Fully vaccinated Britons will not be required to undergo testing to enter Madeira. Unvaccinated arrivals will need a negative PCR test before arrival, or must take a free test at the airport and self-isolate while awaiting the results.
Will Madeira allow UK tourists?
Entry to Portugal, including the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores. There are no restrictions on travelling to Portugal from the EU/EEA or from the UK and some other non-EU/EEA countries. See Screening on arrival, below.