Madeira was easily the most beautiful part of our trip. We almost didn’t go, but I’m so glad we did. It’s a little island off Portugal’s coast that you have to fly to, meaning that many tourists don’t bother – but I would absolutely recommend it. We spent five days in Madeira, and it wasn’t nearly enough.
Next week I’ll describe in full detail everything we did on the beautiful, tropical island – but for now, here are some photos!
On our first day, we took a bus to northeastern side of Madeira, where there’s a beautiful untouched piece of land, featuring the Ponta Sao Lourenco hike. It’s a mountainous area that sits right on the ocean, making for a beautiful hike.
The second day around, we had a taxi driver offer to take us on a personal tour, where we saw sights like statues, Madeira’s old chruch, a hidden beach, and the botanical gardens. Unfortunately, this part of the trip is seriously lacking in photos because I dropped by phone in the ocean at the hidden beach 🙁 .
On the last day, we took on the most talked about hike in Madeira – Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. This was an adventure on its own and I’m so excited to write all about it – here are the pictures for now!
Stay tuned to next week’s guide to Madeira!