Best time to visit Madeira

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Best time of year to visit Madeira

Amazing and stable weather denotes April through November as the best time to visit Madeira. April to mid-June is known for price cuts and moderate crowds. This period can offer you unforgettable hiking among lush green vegetation, and you can join famous Madeira Flower Festival. Would you go for swimming in fantastic lava pools? Easy! From June to September, Madeira trip would be especially warm and sweet with a tart taste of Madeira wine festival in August. But these months are also the busiest with hotel rates at their peak, so plan fast and book early. October to March is a fantastic time for birdwatching and eating tonnes fruit like guava, mango and annona. December would be a pleasant month for the trip. However, there is a higher chance of rain. Christmas and New Year celebrations draw more crowds, so the island gets busier.

17 THINGS TO DO IN MADEIRA (SEPTEMBER 02 - SEPTEMBER 11)

Lava Pools

Lava Pools

May–November • activity

Get a pleasant swim in volcanic lava pools

Toboggan Ride

Toboggan Ride

December 26–December 31 | January 02–August 13 | August 16–December 24 • activity

According to a legend, Hemingway described Funchal toboggan as "the most exhilarating experience" of his life

Laurisilva Forest

Laurisilva Forest

April–September • nature

One of the seven natural wonders of Portugal

Porto Santo and Christopher Columbus' House

Porto Santo and Christopher Columbus' House

March–November • activity

A paradise island with a unique museum

Sea Kayaking and Canoeing

Sea Kayaking and Canoeing

March–December • activity

Explore beautiful wildlife from a kayak

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

September–February • activity

A perfect spot for experienced windsurfers

Echium or Pride of Madeira

Echium or Pride of Madeira

April–September • nature

See blooming fields of Madeira's most famous flower

Tuna Steak

Tuna Steak

May–September • food

A delicious fish specialty

Monk Seals

Monk Seals

September–October • nature

One of the rarest seals in the world can still be found in Madeira

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–November • activity

Sunny weather and warm ocean at one of the world's most picturesque resorts

Madeira Wine

Madeira Wine

late August–November • food

Great chance to see the traditional production of the world famous wine and taste its various kinds

Fishing Blue Marlin

Fishing Blue Marlin

May–September • activity

Blue Marlin is the most desirable game for anglers

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale and Dolphin Watching

April–October • activity

See big marine mammals of the Atlantic

Diving

Diving

April–November • activity

Explore underwater fauna and ship wrecks at various locations

Passionflower Fruit

Passionflower Fruit

August–October • food

Originally from America, passionflower is loved in Madeira

Uveira or Madeira Blueberry​

Uveira or Madeira Blueberry​

August–September • food

A berry unique to Madeira islands

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

September–April • activity

Madeira is a home to many rare birds

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Madeira Carnival

Madeira Carnival

February 27–March 06, 2019 • event

Joyful parades and endless fun on the streets

Madeira Flower Festival

Madeira Flower Festival

May 02–19, 2019 • event

Celebrate spring bloom and exuberance on Madeira

Atlantic Festival

Atlantic Festival

June 08–29, 2019 • event

A great mix of music and fireworks

Volta a Madeira

Volta a Madeira

June 29–July 01, 2018 • event

Classic rally for old cars' fans

Surfing

Surfing

October–March • activity

Big waves perfect for pro surfers

Avalanche Raposeira

Avalanche Raposeira

December 08, 2018 • event

A breathtaking mountain biking race

Funchal Classic Car Exhibition

Funchal Classic Car Exhibition

May 12, 2019 • event

The race of vintage cars produced before 1980

Madeira Film Festival

Madeira Film Festival

April 08–14, 2019 • event

Watch movies from all over the world at the most prestigious spots of Madeira

Annona Season

Annona Season

February–April • food

Sweet annona or custard apple is delicious as a dessert

Citrus Season and Special Cake

Citrus Season and Special Cake

December–March • food

Oranges and tangerines are everywhere when in season

Jacaranda Trees in Bloom

Jacaranda Trees in Bloom

late April–May • nature

Streets turn purpure when the trees are in bloom

Mango Season

Mango Season

November–December • food

Great fresh and in desserts

Guava Season

Guava Season

October–February • food

Tropical fruit is perfect for Madeira climate

Madeira Plunge

Madeira Plunge

January 01 • activity

Start a New Year with a refreshing swim

New Year's Fireworks

New Year's Fireworks

December 31–January 01 • event

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Funchal

Funchal Marathon

Funchal Marathon

January 20, 2019 • event

An exciting and challanging race

"Lady Slipper" Orchid for Christmas

"Lady Slipper" Orchid for Christmas

December–January • nature

A flower that became symbolic in Madeira

Orchid Bloom

Orchid Bloom

December–April • nature

Beautiful orchids are an essential part of a tropic paradise