Best time to travel to Madeira

Laurisilva Forest

One of the seven natural wonders of Portugal

Laurisilva Forest in Madeira 2020 - Best Time
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© Virgilio Silva

Full of sounds, colours, and exotic species. Madeira has one of the largest survived Mediterranean Laurisilva forests, which once stretched across much of Southern Europe. It is essential for maintaining the hydrological balance on the island and is home to numerous endemic species.

Visit the forest in the summer to enjoy its vegetation abundance, butterflies, and birds at their best. Laurisilva of Madeira is a UNESCO world heritage site. Another highlight of this place is​ "Levadas" (aqueducts developed in the 16th century), the most famous of wich is Levada do Rei.

The waterfall at the source of Levada Nova do Alecrim - Rabaçal, Madeira Island 2020
The waterfall at the source of Levada Nova do Alecrim - Rabaçal, Madeira Island
A magical place: Ribeiro Bonito, just before the source of the ‘Levada do Rei’, São Jorge, Madeira Island 2020
A magical place: Ribeiro Bonito, just before the source of the ‘Levada do Rei’, São Jorge, Madeira Island
Levada do Rei 2020
Levada do Rei