Luxury holidays in Funchal

When to go

Set off the west coast of Africa, Funchal boasts balmy temperatures year-round with averages of 20°C and highs of 28°C.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Fly straight into Funchal, where Madeira’s main airport resides. European cities often have direct flights, but those travelling from further afield may have to catch a connecting flight in Lisbon.
  • Automobiles

    Cars aren’t necessary here, unless you want to go beyond the city limits – after all, it’s a great tradition to have the suited-and-booted toboggan-pushers show you around. If you did want to rent a set of wheels, the airport has a number of hire booths.